Ho Chi Minh

Peach: If you never stayed in a luxury apartment with a rooftop infinity pool then it is something I strongly recommend doing. For just £9 each a night we rented (from Air B&B) a private room in a modern serviced luxury apartment complex, 2 minutes walk from District 1 of Ho Chi Minh city (the…

Da Lat

Jethro: The bus to Da Lat was awesome, it had neon lights everywhere and “sleeper” seats which were really just fully reclined armchairs, super comfy for the long journey. Peach: The bus to Da Lat was a bit gross and dirty but otherwise quite comfortable for a long journey – I had expected this a…

Nha Trang and the Scenic Pass

Peach:  We boarded the night train in Danang (the town next to Hoi An) and found our compartment. The night train is separated into different sections, ours was the more expensive so we had a compartment with two bunk beds that each had a pillow, blanket and mattress (other sections had either soft seats, hard…

Hoi An Happy – The City of Lights

Jethro: A lot of towns are pretty similar, sometimes even across different countries. Hoi An is not; it is beautiful and unique and really something special. The whole town is covered in lanterns, the beautiful colorful kind made of that soft tissue paper stuff. They decorate most shops and hang from all the streets of…

Pacing the Cave

Peach:  More than 8 hours after leaving Tam Coc we arrived in a much larger than expected city in central Vietnam near the coast – called Dong Hoi. It had a been a fairly comfortable train journey down, although it was dark by the time we arrived so for a few minutes when the train…

Tam Coc 

If you read this in the email, it will not show the videos properly (same for other videos in older blogs) and will not show the main featured image. Best to click the title to open it in your internet browser! Peach: It was lovely and sunny when we arrived in Tam Coc. It had…

Vietnam: Hanoi and Cat Ba Island 

Peach:  It was time to say goodbye to Laos. It had been a brief but very enjoyable visit and it was now time to check out of Moons House Hotel (again) and go to the teeny tiny Luang Prabang airport down the road. Before we checked out the hotel owner gave us each a bottle…

Kuang Xi, Wonderous Waterfall and ‘Bug’alow 

Peach: One of the greatest things near Luang Prabang is Kuang Xi waterfalls (which I have totally spammed Instagram with over the last couple of days). We saw some photos and fell instantly in love with it, deciding on the spot to go and spend the night there. After we checked our of our lovely…

Luang Prabang

Peach: After the run down huts and dirt roads we had become used seeing over the last couple of days Luang Prabang was seriously upmarket. We stayed in a wonderful family run hotel (Moons House Hotel) and they made us feel so welcome. The youngest girl (maybe 10 years old) came up to our room…

Down the Mekong 

Peach:  After nearly a week in Chiang Rai (there isn’t much to do there, we only stayed that long as I was poorly) we decided it was about time to have a change of scenery and go on the next part of our adventure into Laos. Jethro: Laos (officially the Lao People’s Democratic Republic) was…

Chiang Rai – Cooking, Cats, and hospitals.

Jethro: They say that once you go to Pai, you stay longer than expected and never want to leave. We found the source of Pai’s appeal… It’s not the canyon or the nightlife or the varied peoples, but the fear of the bus ride out of Pai. For 78 bhat (£1.70) you get a 4…

A Slice of Pai (the town we almost missed)

Peach:  Pai had cropped up on our radar a few times. People just kept talking about this laid back little town three and half hours in the wrong direction to anything. After some research on google we decided that we would actually rather just get on to Chiang Rai. However, during Songkran we met a…