Recently, serial traveller Grace spent four months travelling South East Asia, a fortnight of which she spent exploring the wonders of Myanmar. Here, she tells of bustling streets, bumpy trains and thousands of stunning temples…
Ask any traveller and they will tell you that Hoi An is one of the prettiest towns in Vietnam. Need a lantern in your life? Hoi An is lantern land capital. Craving something healthy after weeks of rice and noodles? Healthy foodie cafes and restaurants are dotted all over the city. Need a top up for your tan?
In April I visited Vietnam for just over two weeks. Many an hour went into the planning of our two week itinerary – I scoured google, consulted travel blogs, asked various friends that I knew had been for advice, searched #vietnam on Instagram…the list is endless.
Bula!! If you’re island hopping in Fiji make sure you get to Beachcomber island for at least a night. Paradise by day, party island by night Beachcomber is the everyday backpacker’s dream. I promise you, you will fall in love with it just like I did.
The whale watching in Kaikoura is awesome and I would strongly recommend EVERYONE to do it!! I absolutely love anything to do with wild animals and whales were firmly at the top of my bucket list, so this was a must do for me. And I’m so pleased we finally did it!
There is no escaping that the history of Cambodia is deeply harrowing. The Khmer Rouge lasted from 1975-1979 and was lead by Communist leader Pol Pot. His policy focused on working towards a purely agrarian society and a nation that was classless.
So my friend Gini and I like to dive. We like to dive so much that we thought it would be a really great idea to dive with 40+ sharks without a cage. This happened back in March off a tiny island called Beqa island, just off the Coral Coast of Fiji and I loved every minute of it (almost).
Brimming with charm and sophistication, it’s no surprise that Reykjavik is quickly becoming one of the most popular destinations for a weekend getaway. Step off the plane and you will instantly fall in love with the fresh Nordic air and the quaint feel of the capital city. If you’re visiting for a weekend, chances are you have 3 days in Reykjavik. Here’s how to spend them…
So…the Sleeper Boat, Indonesia. If you’re in Indonesia on a budget and you want to get down to the Komodo National Park, the only way to do this is on the sleeper boat. We had ummed and ahhed about this and had a lot of expats living in Indonesia try to ward us off this idea, but like true travellers we decided that, well, yolo. My brother had taken the trip a few months before and had raved about it, so by the time we’d made our decision to go for it we felt like it was a no brainer.
It’s tempting to think of Swedish Lapland as a small compact area full of all things magical and Christmassy: little elves working in Santa’s workshop, reindeer frolicking around snow-covered paddocks, sitting on Santa’s knee and reading him your list. But a lot of people (including myself at first) don’t usually know where in the world Lapland is. To prove this, I asked my friends to see what they thought. These are the answers I got: