Asia

Udaipur: The City of Lakes and the Jewel of Rajasthan

Udaipur, Rajasthan’s city of lakes (also known as the Venice of the East), was a real surprise for us. We weren’t expecting to find something just quite so beautiful after a seven-hour drive through a desert-like landscape. Not many places in India are easy to love at first sight but Udaipur will blow you away […]

How to Spend Two Days in Jaipur, The Pink City

Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is a popular stop on any tour around Rajasthan. It was our second stop after Delhi and it took us just over four hours drive to get there. With just over three million inhabitants, Jaipur is nowhere near as large as Delhi, but the traffic in town seemed just as […]

Things to Know Before Your First Trip to Delhi

India is a country that I’ve been longing to visit for many years. Seeing the Taj Mahal and taking a safari in search of Bengal tigers were the two top items on the Indian bucket list. So we knew we had to go there someday. But after hearing so many different opinions about India, I […]

Two Weeks in Vietnam: A Relaxed Itinerary for First Time Visitors

Vietnam was a country that we had wanted to visit for quite some time, but somehow we never got around to it. There are just so many places in the world to visit, right? But now that we’ve finally made it there, we have nothing but praise for this country. We had a fabulous time […]

What to See on a Short Visit to Vietnam’s Last Imperial City, Hue

Found right in the middle of the country, Hue (pronounced Hway) is very often overlooked by visitors to Vietnam. But this ancient imperial capital is totally worth the detour, even for a short stay. Situated on the banks of the Perfume River, Hue was the seat of Nguyễn Dynasty emperors from 1802 to 1945. It’s a city rich in […]

Our Sunrise Trip to The My Son Sanctuary, Vietnam

When our alarm went off at 4.30 am, we were both fast asleep. Waking up that early is always hard. But we managed to drag ourselves out of bed and met our tour guide outside the front of our hotel. We were off to catch the sunrise at the My Son Sanctuary, a set of […]

Cruising Bai Tu Long Bay, A Less Touristy Alternative to Halong Bay

Halong Bay is Vietnam’s most popular tourist attraction and one that simply has to be on any visitor’s Vietnam itinerary. This breathtaking natural wonder is renowned for its emerald waters, its thousands of sheer limestone karsts and for its tiny islets topped by rainforests. The region known as Halong Bay spans over 1,500 square kilometres and […]

8 Reasons Why we Loved the Chaotic City of Hanoi

Some places are so easy to like. But I’m not going to lie, Hanoi is not one of them. After a very early wake-up call to catch our flight from Danang, we arrived in Hanoi to catch the first morning light. We were tired, cranky (well I was!) and quite sad after leaving Hoi An […]

This is How People Use Their Motorbikes in Hanoi

A few years ago, the small coastal town of Portishead in England conducted an experiment to try and fix the traffic congestion at one of their busiest intersections. They went ahead and removed the traffic lights at this intersection, leaving drivers to navigate it by themselves. What town officials discovered was that even with a […]

10 Things You Should do in Hoi An, Vietnam’s City of Lanterns

The ancient town of Hoi An used to be a major trading port. Now, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most visited places in Vietnam. This fact alone might be a turn-off. After all, who likes a place full of tourists? We certainly don’t, but we’d heard so many nice things […]

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