Asia

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 almost felt scared to go there. India is one of those countries that people either...

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 in Vietnam and we enjoyed every second of it. With just over 2 weeks to spend there, we...

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 ruins from the ancient Cham Kingdom, found a little over an hour outside of Hoi An. The reason we chose...

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 behind us. I had been told great things about Hanoi; but my first glimpse of it, as we were...

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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 constantly increasing amount of...

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 about Hoi An that we had to include it in our Vietnam itinerary. I’m so glad that we...

This is How to Spend 48 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is Vietnam’s largest city, and its financial and commercial hub. This sprawling city has a population of over 8.5 million people, half of which are under the age of 35. It’s a young city and one of the fastest growing cities in Asia. Cranes dot Ho Chi Minh City’s skyline. Many more apartments, shopping centres, offices and even...

The 8 Most Colourful Places in Singapore

I don’t know about you, but I love Singapore. Even though the latest Time Out City Life Index labels it a boring city, I couldn’t disagree more. Singapore is far from boring. After holidaying there twice, we still haven’t scratched the surface of what it has to offer. Singapore is packed with fabulous and interesting attractions and neighbourhoods to visit. Its...