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    Seven awesome days in North Vietnam

    Fisherman at dusk in the Cat Ba National Park: North Vietnam Itinerary

    Oct, 2016: Everyone raves about Vietnam but North Vietnam is where it’s at for me; the only problem is there is so much to see.  My mum, Fi, her sister and I had 7 days to fill while waiting for our tailoring in Hoi An. But, with Hanoi, Halong Bay and Sapa on the agenda we weren’t sure how to fit it all in while still doing it justice.  Here is what we did… Our itinerary: With help from the travel desk at Hanoi Pho Hostel (where we stayed) we mapped out a pretty jam packed North Vietnam itinerary. We would start with one night on a wooden junk in Cat Ba Bay (instead of Halong Bay). Next we’d catch the overnight train up to Sapa for an overnight trek in the hills.  Then finally we would catch the night train back to Hanoi. We organised the Cat Ba junk trip ourselves…

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  • Love the colours of Hoi An's central market: Eating Hoi An

    Eating Hoi An and a run in with MSG

    Oct, 2016: As one rides down the gorgeous streets of Hoi An in central Vietnam, other than the never ending array of tailors and impossibly cute colonial cottages, one of the…

  • Storm rolling in over the beaches of Big Corn: Corn Islands

    Cooking the Corn Islands

    Aug, 2016: When people think of Caribbean holiday destinations, the Corn Islands probably aren’t at the top of the list. We fell in love with them though, especially Big Corn. After…