New Years on a Junk Boat in Halong Bay

We wanted to do something a little bit different for New Years this year, and we figured just being in Vietnam was a good start to that. Rather then dinner and drinks in the city somewhere, we decided to spent a couple nights on a junk boat floating around Ha Long Bay. I know, I…

Christmas in Hanoi

We flew into Hanoi from Vientiane on Christmas Eve, and arrived at about 5 pm that evening. Vietnam is a country which you need a visa for, and you can get one either on arrival or as an e-visa prior to entering the country.  If you’re British, you are able to enter Vietnam for 15 days without…

New Year, Past and Present

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018! As I sit snuggled up on the couch after another great New Year (feeling slightly worse for wear), I’m thinking that it just might be one of my favourite holidays. I’ve had so many great experiences with so many different people over the years that make up some of the best…

TBT – Wedding!

I’ll admit, after doing really well for the first 2 weeks and writing consistently, life got in the way (as usual!). I guess one problem I am facing is that, for the moment, our lives are actually quite boring: we get up, go to work, come home, and do it again the next day. Most…

Canada Day 

July 1st – definition: Canada Day. A day where Canadians celebrate everything Canadian such as poutine, Tim Horton’s, hockey, maple syrup, and touques. Which leaves some other countries scratching their heads and saying: eh? As a Canadian living abroad there is something uniquely Canadian that I miss. You can say a lot about us, but we…