Da Nang and Ba Na Hills

Walking Tour  After a slightly terrifying morning biking the Hoi Van Pass, we arrived at our beautiful hotel in Danang. Danang is a big city, and a fairly new one at that, so in order to make the most of our two days there, we joined a walking tour that afternoon to make sure we got…

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…

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…

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang (say that 3 times fast) was our first stop in Laos, and it did not disappoint. Coming from Chiang Mai, there are 3 ways to get to get there, as we spent days debating each one before deciding what one we wanted to go for. Option 1 – the slow boat. This is…

Malacca

After our few days in Singapore, it was time for us to head into Malaysia and try out long distance travel on a bus. We were a bit apprehensive, as we’ve heard both good and bad things regarding SE Asia’s bus system, but the journey from Singapore to Malacca was relatively easy. Singapore to Malacca…

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…

3D Art Museum Seminyak

After a day wandering around Seminyak and getting very burnt at the beach, we were looking to do something out of the sun for a bit before being picked up to climb Mount Ijen. Not wanting to spend a ton of money drinking cocktails or getting massages (which are all readily available and then some), we instead…