Scotland 2021 – a dream trip

I considered writing several posts about this trip, it definitely deserves it. Maybe one day I will. But for now, I’m just trying to cope with my travelling blues and the fact that I’m about to leave what has become my 2nd favourite country in the entire world. In a time of Covid-19, and afterContinue reading “Scotland 2021 – a dream trip”

Hong Kong – to be continued… [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

I’m still trying to get my head around Hong Kong. I feel like you’ve got two options here… you come for 3 days and do the touristic bits only, or you really have to come for a week or more to properly get it. It’s impossible to explore the islands and the amazing hiking inContinue reading “Hong Kong – to be continued… [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”

Hanoi + Halong Bay – A sweet goodbye [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

I got back to Hanoi at around 5.30am after taking the night train. Once again, was pestered by taxi drivers who literally went to the platform and aggressively started knocking on the windows of the train and screaming (asking) if you’d want a cab. I basically walked for 40min to close to the office whereContinue reading “Hanoi + Halong Bay – A sweet goodbye [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”

Sapa (Vietnam) – a quickie :p [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

Let me start by telling you about the train to Sapa in whatever deluxe version cabin they decided to put me in after having overbooked the earlier train. Wow! I was on a 2nd class train from HCMC and that was pretty bad. On this one it was absolute lush!!! Slept so well, so muchContinue reading “Sapa (Vietnam) – a quickie :p [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”

To My Mai – O’Chau (Muong Hoa 3 day homestay trek) [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

I’ve been really excited and looking forward to come to Sapa . Although it’s low season and the rice terraces are not all green, it means less people, less rain and a hell lot of hiking. So I booked the Muong Hoa 3 day homestay trek with Sapa O’Chau, the only travel operator in VietnamContinue reading “To My Mai – O’Chau (Muong Hoa 3 day homestay trek) [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”

Quy Nhon…. 24h of pure joy [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

Girls gets on the night train fairly confused about what’s going on since there’s not a lot of people speaking in English at the station. Girl gets into her bed (bottom bunk, thankfully) and realised this might not be a very comfortable journey. Girl assumed correctly. The night train was not as good as IContinue reading “Quy Nhon…. 24h of pure joy [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”

Hoi an – missing you already [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

I got the train from Quy Nhon to Hoi an at 8.30am and as soon as I got to the station I met Sue-Ellen and David Pinchin, the most amazing couple from Australia who were going to Hoi An as well. Sometimes it’s just so good to find someone to have a chat with andContinue reading “Hoi an – missing you already [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”

Ho Chi Minh City – I just don’t think I’m a “chaotic city” kind of gal [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

I’ve got very (very) mixed feelings about HCMC. I’ll start with the bad bit, get it out of the way and then focus on the good stuff. I arrived in HCMC and immediately got ripped off by a cab driver. To be fair, I kind of knew it was a scam but I was soContinue reading “Ho Chi Minh City – I just don’t think I’m a “chaotic city” kind of gal [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”

Phnom Penh – hmmmmm [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

Phnom Penh is slightly chaotic and a little bit weird. My main reason for being here is because I wanted to visit the Killing Fields and the S-21 museum and I don’t regret it at all, but let’s just say that I’m ready to go. NYE in Phnom Penh was also very uneventful. Tried toContinue reading “Phnom Penh – hmmmmm [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”

Cambodia // Siem Reap – “Arkoun” [South East Asia Series 2019.20]

I got to Siem Reap slightly sad and missing my Vang Vieng crew. A weird feeling considering all the exciting things I’ve got ahead of me during the next few weeks. The first day was all about settling in, getting my head around what I was going to do for the next few days etc.Continue reading “Cambodia // Siem Reap – “Arkoun” [South East Asia Series 2019.20]”