My Favourite Winter Sun Destinations

It’s that season again. Deepest darkest winter is upon us, the buzz of Christmas has come and gone, leaving us with heavier waistlines and lighter bank balances, and everyone’s just lost a bit of mojo. Time for a holiday. There’s a lot to be said for throwing in the towel for a couple of weeks merely days or weeks after …

Getting Engaged in Bali

Woohoo! He finally did it! I’m actually engaged. Ring on finger and gettin’ hitched. It happened in Bali, which does sound awfully romantic, doesn’t it? I mean, of course it was but Al’s always been pretty awkward and so it probably didn’t go quite to plan. More on that in a minute. On the Saturday before we flew to Bali, …

Fabulous Roof Top Bars with a view in Kuala Lumpur

There is no doubt that Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant, bustling city that’s only got better as the years have passed. I remember visiting in 2009 and seeing a city with plenty of personality, however my recent trip back last year and being impressed not only with its variety but also its great infrastructure including some seriously impressive new skyscrapers. …

A First Timer’s Guide to Travelling Vietnam

Growing in popularity on the Southeast Asia backpacking scene, Vietnam has so much to offer. Aside from the horrific ‘American War’ (as it’s called in Vietnam because well, what else would you call it?), there is so much history to explore as well as seriously fun cities and more coastline than most Asian countries (and no one to be seen …

A Night Withlocals in Hanoi

When I first landed in Hanoi, I was fresh from 3 and a half months travelling around India. I was exhausted. Tired from the frenetic pace of India and seeking something a little easier. Hanoi was my antidote. The first thing I did when I arrived was put on a pair of shorts (not something I was able to do …