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…

Sapa Trekking with Ethos

I have to admit, when we were first researching Vietnam, Sapa wasn’t even on our radar; we just kind of completely missed it whilst looking at other things. It wasn’t until we were in Thailand and met a number of people who had done it and recommended it that we started to actually look into…

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…

Walking with Dragons

Having a date when we have to be back in the UK means we have a lot of places to go in a set period of time, and, after spending 10 days in Bali (longer than anticipated, but worth it), we had to choose where else in Indonesia we’d like to go and lose the…

Climbing Mount Ijen

We decided as we were planning our trip to Bali that, if at all possible, we’d like to go to neighbouring Java Island and climb Mt. Ijen, which is an active volcano with a sulfur lake in the crater. Having read up it a bit, it sounded really cool and something a bit different, which…