A detour to Dong Hoi

We had chosen Dong Hoi because of its good transport links and fairly close proximity to Vinh Moc Tunnels. We’d been so gutted to miss out on visiting Cu Chi Tunnels in HCMC due to Mike’s food poisoning, so it was a nice surprise to discover that there was another tunnel complex open to visitors. … More A detour to Dong Hoi

Meeting Mr Hung

One of the biggest problems we had in Vietnam was with renewing our visas. As British citizens, we were entitled to 15 days visa-free, providing we had an onward ticket. This was fine, however, when we entered Vietnam, we’d forgotten that we’d changed our original plans and were now due to spend Christmas in Hanoi … More Meeting Mr Hung

The perfect Taipei day trip: Jiufen Old Street

For an easy day trip from Taipei, look no further than Jiufen Old Street. The so-called Santorini of Taiwan, this little mountain town is filled with colourful lanterns and delicious smelling street-food. Bustling souvenir stalls and plenty of wandering tourists fill in the gaps. While planning this trip, I stumbled across this post which is … More The perfect Taipei day trip: Jiufen Old Street