Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as it’s still referred to locally, was the last stop on our week-long visit to Vietnam. If you want to know what we did for the rest of the week, check out my One Week in Vietnam post. After a short Uber ride from the airport, we arrived at … More 48 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City
We arrived in Hanoi after a week on a boat in Thailand- so we were tired, a bit stinky, and looking forward to a bed that didn’t sway. I’d booked an Airbnb apartment as I was keen to save cash and do some laundry.
We only had a week to experience Vietnam and I can safely say it left me wanting to see more of this diverse, chaotic and welcoming country. Still, one week was all we had, so we planned an itinerary to include a mixture of culture, top tourist hits, and a touch of relaxation.
This is a blog post about procrastinating, because I do it an awful lot. That’s not to say I’m idle or unproductive- in fact, quite the opposite. I just like to attack the ‘quick wins’ first. Jobs I can easily tick off the list for an instant sense of achievement, rather than projects with an … More Putting it Off…
I was lucky enough to grab some quiet time on the beach recently so I took the opportunity to devour a few of the novels promising to be this summer’s big holiday reads. And when I say devour, I’m talking about the kind of page-turners that will keep you glued to your sun lounger long … More 2017 Summer Reads
I used to be a competent traveller. I would leave it as late as I could afford to to get to the airport; to swan in with my efficiently packed and weighed luggage (no embarrassing public re-packs here) and just the right amount of time to get a cup of tea and a gossip mag … More When did I become a Travel Failure?
Below is an extract from an article I wrote 15 years ago for my school magazine, when my teenage generation was beginning to embrace the medium of text. Imagine a time when smartphones didn’t exist (you were lucky if you had the coveted Nokia with the interchangeable fascia) and Facebook was still a twinkle … More The Language of Social Media