Romance and Old Charm in Hoi An

We are now in our 6th week of our great SE Asia adventure, and whilst we are missing home a little I have found that nowhere has felt more like home to us than Hoi An. This statement may seem a little strange without context so let me explain. This city and its old quarter... Continue Reading →

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WELCOME TO HANOI – BEEP BEEEEP!

Exchange rate: 1 GBP = 30,523.50 VND We arrived in Hanoi on the 1st October and were immediately stunned by the volume of moped traffic in the city. Not only that, but the seemingly non-existent road laws here, and the incessant beeping (something I’ve already developed a real annoyance for)........ When we arrived, just crossing... Continue Reading →

From Pai, to Chiang Rai

Our next stop in our trip to the north of Thailand was the temple-famous town of Chiang Rai. Known for its artistically decorated temples and various museums, this was a place often described as a smaller version of Chiang Mai. After our relaxed visit to Pai, the last thing we wanted was to return to... Continue Reading →

Eating our way through Pai

Contrary to what this title suggests, our trip did involve certain activities that weren’t eating. We really did have a wonderful time here and I wish we could have stayed longer. We arrived in Pai at around 13:30 after a rather rough bus journey from Chiang Mai. As mentioned previously, the route consisted of 762... Continue Reading →

Chiang Mai

Having arrived early on Sunday morning, it didn’t take us long to realise that Chiang Mai was a completely different city to Bangkok. This was a great source of relief having booked ourselves in for a week here. It is far less hectic (apart from the ring road around the old city), with less of... Continue Reading →

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