I Had LASIK Surgery in Vietnam!

If you’re unlucky enough to be short-sighted you’ll know what an extra hassle wearing glasses or contact lenses can be when you’re travelling.  If, however, you are blessed with the gift of perfect vision then allow me to paint the …

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Jungle Fever in Dalat

It’s 10pm, dark and raining. Four friends and I huddle on the cracked leather of an ancient sofa, playing cards. A few beer cans sit on the table and our muddy, rain-sodden clothes of the day hang dripping from the …

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Ha Long Way from Home

I have read many blog posts about visiting Ha Long bay in  Northern Vietnam, some recounting positive experiences but many negative. I almost decided not to write about my own experience as I feared it may become a cliche. …

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My Saigon Ink

Getting a tattoo while travelling. Great souvenir or terrible mistake?

Personally I think that it is a great idea and I had one done while I was in Vietnam. The downside of travelling for prolonged periods of time is …

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Beating the January Blues

Christmas is over, the New Year’s resolutions have already been broken, and the beautifully glistening snow had turned to brown mulch – January has well and truly set in but things are not all bad. We are now embarking on …

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