Dear Hector, After a jam packed two weeks in Vietnam, our final destination before heading into Cambodia was Ho Chi Minh City, formally known as Saigon. Our journey to get there? That’s its own story altogether; stolen money, panic stays in dorm rooms, and 22 hours on a train; but that’s for another day, when … Continue reading A walk around Ho Chi Minh City
Dear Hector, You know how much I love to try new food, and our stop in Hue had finally upped the game for Vietnamese cuisine. Lucky for me - Hoi An impressed throughout. A fantastic stop for foodies, and there are so many local dishes to try you need a day or two to get through … Continue reading Mouth-watering moments in Hoi An – Food, Food, FOOD!
Dearest Hector, Out of the many places we visited in Vietnam, if I had to recommend just one place to visit, it would have to be Hoi An. The winding streets lit with hundreds of tiny lanterns have a simply magical feel, and all of a sudden you find you’ve been wandering for hours just … Continue reading Enchanting Hoi An
Dear Hex, As a bit of a Top Gear fan, it seemed only fitting to take some inspiration for our trip from the special Vietnam episode, where the boys undertook a fairly epic journey from south to north of Vietnam. Part of the episode sees the bike hating Jeremy Clarkson have an epiphany whilst travelling … Continue reading A Top Gear inspired biking adventure
Dear Hector, I write to you now from British Soil! With such a hectic travelling schedule I'm afraid my journey updates are a little belated, but my adventure continued nonetheless! After a very early 4:30am sleeper bus (much more comfortable this time!), we arrived in Hue, the old Imperial capital of Vietnam and home to … Continue reading Historic Hue
Dear Hector, Our chosen base for our Halong Bay visit was Cat Ba Island. Although this turned out to be somewhat of a Blackpool of Vietnam, and a major holiday destination for Vietnamese families, we were assured that this was actually the quieter spot than the alternative option, Halong City. The journey from Hanoi was … Continue reading Cat Ba Island
Dear Hector, After a whirlwind 24 hours in Hanoi (a story for another time - that place is just a crazy world of its own!) we took another journey by bus, boat, and bus again to Cat Ba Island. Slightly quieter than Halong City, this was recommended as the best spot to embark on seeing … Continue reading Halong Bay in all its beauty