And so, after the bus journey to end all bus journeys, we had finally reached our first destination in Vietnam – Hanoi. After pulling into the bus station, we instantly hopped into a taxi and were on our way to our hostel. As the taxi pulled out and we entered the whirling sea of traffic, you are hit by one over-riding thought – “Shit! That’s a lot of bikes!”. Continue reading “Hanoi-ingly good”
After an exciting week, our journey in Laos had come to an end and it was now time for us to head off for Hanoi in Vietnam. In carrying out the research into just how we would go about covering the 477km that sits between the two, one thing jumped out and was repeated again and again, DO NOT take the sleeper bus. Continue reading “Vientiane to Hanoi Sleeper Bus – 24 memorable hours to forget”
If you have ever been on instagram and searched #wanderlust or #travelpics, you will have come across pictures of the stunning Plitvice National Park. With it’s stunning clear falls, and terrace lakes, it is a place that should be on everyone’s bucket list. We visited back in May and we can’t recommend it enough. Here are our top 10 tips for making the most of your time there.
And so, our next destination would be the land-locked nation of Laos, situated right at the heart of South-East Asia. A surprising number of people that I talk to have never even heard of it, let alone knew it was a country worth visiting. This is all the more astounding when you consider that Laos is not some tiny back water. Laos is bigger than both Greece and Austria and has borders with 5 other nations, including China. Continue reading “The Scouse of Laos”
If you missed our trip to Central Thailand, you can see what we got up to here.
It was time to head even further North to Chiang Mai’s weirdly similarly named sister town of Chiang Rai. Bidding farewell to our host Allen, we hailed a Grab (Asia’s version of Uber) and were soon sat in the bus station waiting for our journey to begin. Continue reading “Chiang Rai – The Forgotten City”