Sapa & Fansipan Mountain

At the end of the month, I got paid and managed to sell my bike. I left the teaching project in Hanoi and got a night bus up to Sapa. Sapa is a mountainous town famous for trekking and its terraced rice fields. The problem was, I was pretty strapped for time until my Vietnamese […]

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Teaching English in Hanoi

So after completing the motorbike ride from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi, P and I went our separate ways. I was struggling to sell my bike on and quite frankly, was rather skint until pay day (the end of the month) or sale/transaction of said bike. I had a look on Workaway and was contacted by […]

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My Obsession With Egg Coffee

I actually first tried Cà Phê Trứng (Vietnamese egg coffee) in Earth Tone, my favourite cafe in Pai (Thailand). It was pretty damn, good and I remember thinking to myself: I can’t wait to try this stuff IN Vietnam. Well, suffice to say, during my travels across Vietnam I consumed many a coffee – from […]

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Cafe Hopping in Hanoi

Whilst in Hanoi I found myself with a lack of internet connection at the hostel where I was staying and an article deadline looming ahead. My initial plan had been to camp out at Starbucks for the day, however, it turns out they provide you with a wifi code which expires after one hour. I […]

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Hanoi Old Quarter Free Walking Tour

Ah Hanoi, it was our final stop of the motorbike journey that started in Ho Chi Minh and spanned some 2,000km across the country. Among the chaos of desperately trying to sell our bikes and each form our own plans of what to do next, we took some time to go on the hostel’s free […]

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Beauty Products I Use Backpacking In Asia

Without sounding cocky, I get a lot of compliments on my skin. That’s not to say that I don’t have breakouts, in fact, my skin has been the worst it has been in a long time whilst I’ve been backpacking – a combination of sweat, dirty streets, and a different diet to what I’m used […]

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Phong Nha 

Driving into Phong Nha was some of the most beautiful scenery I’d seen on our whole journey from Ho Chi Minh upwards. Lush green foliage sat densely on all sides of the road, as the sun was setting I caught glimpses of cattle and small wooden houses as we drove over rivers and through bright […]

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Exploring an abandoned theme park in Vietnam

After visiting the imperial city in Huế , we spent the afternoon on a much more unique tour. We drove our bikes out to an abandoned half-constructed theme park. Driving along the broken up pavement, you first approach a gigantic structure protruding from the middle of a lake, a dragon’s head with a gaping snarling […]

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Huế Imperial City

Huế was formerly the imperial capital of Vietnam. Inside the Kinh thành (citadel) sits a walled city complex, housing several palaces, temples, courtyards and gardens from imperial rule. The building of the now UNESCO World Heritage site began in 1804, the last Vietnamese emperors still reigned there until the mid 1900s. However, the site did […]

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Driving the famous “Top Gear Route” from Hội An to Hue

Our next destination upon leaving Hội An was bound to be Hue, and we decided that since we were heading that way anyway, we might as well do the famous “Top Gear route” that seemed to be advertised everywhere, but without paying a tour company, seeing as we had purchased our own bikes back in […]

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