Friday, February 8, 2013

Last stop: Hanoi

Flying into Hanoi was exciting but also sad, knowing the next time we would be at this airport we would be leaving Asia.

We booked in to stay at our favourite hostel in South East Asia, the Hanoi Backpacker's Hostel on Ma May. Everyone there is always so friendly and it is easy to get a group together to do whatever you want in the day and to go out with at night!

View from the rooftop of the hostel

Back in form in Hoi An

We werent originally planning a return trip to Hoi An, but couldnt resist visiting this picturesque town with the best food in Vietnam!

Hoi An River at night

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas Baby

Merry Christmas from Congleton in England.

Thinking particularly of those precious people absent this year.

With much love,


Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Kim and I were so excited to return to Saigon after our earlier trip to Vietnam and we had some very particular places we wanted to go. I love the chaos of Saigon, however you have to be very careful with your belongings there!

We stayed at the Saigon Backpackers Hostel, definitely recommended for its clean rooms, comfy beds and included breakfast.
Awesome wallpaper at Saigon Backpackers Hostel...

Chilling in Phnom Penh

As we travelled through South East Asia and particularly Cambodia, most people told us that Phnom Penh was the kind of place you only need one or two days for. We ended up having an unscheduled (like our whole trip I guess??) 5 days there. And we loved it!

Kim exploring the city

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Siem Reap - The friends you meet

After a rather long boat and bus journey from the 4000 Islands we made it to Cambodia and our first destination, Siem Reap. We had been recommended a hostel called the Mad Monkey, so we booked it a few days earlier (yes, actual planning in advance!) and it turned out to be the most amazing decision!

I always think the best part about travelling is not the things you do and see, but the people that you meet doing them, and Siem Reap proved this tenfold.

What is the most important thing? It is people! It is people! It is people!

Monday, November 26, 2012

First world problems

I keep coming back to this hilarious cartoon whilst travelling.

Life is bliss at the moment, everyday is a mystery and I feel blessed to be meeting the people and experiencing the amazing things we have been doing.