The Imperial City of Hue

Hue (pronounced Hway) was the seat of the previous emperors and also the nations capital until 1945. Hue has the benefit of being a fairly big city but very much has a non-city feel to it, with most of the it’s sites outside the city. We arrived in Hue after our overnight train from Ninh Binh and…

Ninh Binh

Vietnam isn’t a terribly large country, but it’s super long and going from the north to the south takes ages to do. We started in Hanoi and eventually wanted to fly out of Ho Chi Minh city (previously known as Saigon), but it’s over 30 hours on a train to go from one to the…

A Few Days in Hanoi

We spent 5 full days in Hanoi spread out over about 2 weeks between our trips to Sapa and Ha Long Bay. It was a great way to do it, as most tours of North Vietnam are based out of Hanoi anyway, and we found the spread out, relaxed pace to be a nice change….

Vientiane

After our horrific night bus journey to get to Vientiane (and a nap), we spent 2 days exploring the city. As the capital of Laos, I was expecting a lot more from Vientiane, and I have to say I found it pretty lackluster and boring. It wasn’t bad per say, it was just kind of…

2 days in Krabi

Since our previous bus journeys thus far have all been pretty straight forward, we assumed that that would be the case to go from George Town to Krabi as well, but we were so so wrong. Don’t get me wrong, there was plenty of options; however, none of them were terribly straight forward/cheap and/or direct….

48 hours in Singapore

We’d always regarded Singapore a bit like Dubai – a place to see if we happened to be passing through, but not somewhere to go off it’s own merit. That being said, we’ve had a number of friends who really enjoyed it, and with that in mind, we thought it was a good place to…

24 hours in Dubai

Dubai isn’t a place either myself nor Rich have ever had a strong desire to see; however; we had to stop there during our flight from Johannesburg to Perth, and as we knew we wouldn’t be going back anytime soon, we decided to add a day to see a bit of the city. We arrived…

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…

Welcome

Hello all!! I’m Melissa! ← This is me. I’m 26, and I live in a tiny town in the UK. I live with my husband Rich, who’s also 26.  That’s him ↓ I grew up in Calgary, Canada and I moved to the UK for the first time when I was 18. At the time, I wasn’t ready to…