It’s hard to pick a favourite part of our two weeks in Japan, as our three destinations each had so much to offer, but our time in Kyoto will stay with me as the richest culturally, most aesthetically pleasing and most uniquely Japanese few days of our trip.
We chose to visit Japan in the winter so that we could combine it with our annual ski trip. As we’re currently based in the Middle East, we didn’t want to ‘waste’ a holiday going back to Europe in search of snow; neither did we want to travel as far as America or Canada. Japan … More A Practical Guide to Visiting Japan
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.
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?
A summary of our road trip and some top tips. Read more on my Scotland’s North Coast 500 blog post.
The North Coast 500 was introduced in 2014 to invigorate the tourism industry in the furthest reaches of mainland Scotland. Billed as ‘Scotland’s Route 66’, the 500 mile circular road trip from Inverness promises the best of Scotland: dramatic scenery, heritage and plenty of opportunity to explore the great outdoors. Day 1: Inverness to Dornoch … More Scotland’s North Coast 500
Vivanta by Taj Coral Reef, Maldives We’d normally go skiing with a week’s holiday in February, but due to an alcohol-induced dancefloor-sustained lunging injury, that wasn’t going to be an option this year. With a month to go Darling Man declared himself capable of little more than lying around, so our dreams of snowy … More Maldivian Memories