7 days in Laos: Vientiane and Luang Prabang

Laos wasn’t originally on our travelling itinerary but it made sense to visit because the country shares a border with Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, (as well as Myanmar and China). It was only an hour flight from Hanoi to the capital of Laos, Vientiane. Unfortunately, we only had one week to spare which meant we hadContinue reading “7 days in Laos: Vientiane and Luang Prabang”

10 days in Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Travelling through Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Hanoi is a well-trodden backpacking route, and it was one we were both thoroughly looking forward to embarking on. I’d only heard good things. Once under Chinese domination for over 1,000 years, Vietnam is renown for its coffee, floating markets, motorbikes (two-thirds of households acrossContinue reading “10 days in Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi”