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Cruising Halong Bay with Au Co

Halong Bay in Pink and Emerald

Halong Bay is an absolute must-visit destination in Vietnam. It is truly little wonder that this archipelago is rated the numero uno attraction in the country. Designated as a World Heritage site in 1994, Halong translates into ‘where the dragon descends into the sea’.  Legend has it that the enchanting lime-stone sea stacks and pillars …

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What to do in Hanoi in two days

Hanoi Traffic

The Vietnamese capital of Hanoi is a myriad of sensory madness.  Bright colours, honking horns, the fear of death every time you cross a road, great food and really friendly people mix together to create a city that is certainly not for the faint hearted.  I loved every minute. Originally we were supposed to be …

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Hand luggage essentials

Hand luggage essentials when travelling

When you are stranded in a country for 24 hours with no luggage, you learn lessons about the importance of what to pack in your carry on bag. On our way to Hanoi our flight from Glasgow to Dubai was delayed for 3 hours due to the fog.  More annoyingly this then meant we missed …

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The next adventure: Vietnam

Hanoi Beer

Over the next month, I will be reporting to you from Vietnam, Cambodia and Dubai.  Here’s the POA… Hanoi (Vietnam) – 4 nights Ha Long Bay (Vietnam) – 2 nights on a Junk Hoi Ann (Vietnam) – 4 nights Nha Trang (Vietnam) – 5 nights Ho chi Minh (Vietnam) – 4 nights Mekong Delta (Vietnam) – 2 nights Phu Quoc (Vietnam) …

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Iceland Travel Notes

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Iceland

I have just returned from the most ah-mazing break in Iceland, so I thought I would break from the NZ posts to tell you about what myself, Lee (husband for those just joining us) and the rents got up to. Firstly, I cannot recommend a stay in Iceland highly enough.  If you have been contemplating …

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Auckland skyline view from Viaduct

Auckland is said to be one of the World’s most liveable cities… that is according to the 2016 Mercer Report (see the other winning destinations here).  For me I likened it very much to a Sydney in miniature, with it’s Sky Tower, quirky harbor area, beaches, picturesque skyline and a short ferry ride to beautiful islands. …

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Travelling New Zealand – The Route

Pink Tartan Doll

On the 29th December Lee and I arrived in Auckland, New Zealand, to start what was set to be a trip of a lifetime. How do you guys feel about the phrase: ‘trip of a lifetime’?  As a bit of a nomad at heart, I think that every big trip should be life-changing and that no person should experience this …

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