Where to stay in Hong Kong

Where to stay in Hong Kong: A guide to the best areas to stay in Hong Kong If you are visiting Hong Kong and wondering which areas are the best to stay I have listed the areas for first-time visitors to Hong Kong. Regular visitors may find places further out if it’s going to save […]





Where I’m At: Saigon – February, 2016

Greetings from Saigon and another edition of Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next. Where I’ve Been I’m still on my single-entry Vietnam Visa so I spent the month in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Ho Chi Minh City [A decaying colonial-era […]





Thien Hau Temple, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

The Pagoda of the Lady Thien Hau is a temple located in the Cho Lon (Chinatown) area of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The temple is dedicated to Thiên Hậu, the Lady of the Sea. Thien Hau Temple Map and Location Thien Hau Temple, 710 Nguyen Trai, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.





Flight Review: Jetstar Pacific – Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: Jetstar Pacific BL 791 From: Hanoi (HAN) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with Jetstar Pacific from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. I compared airfares online with Skyscanner. I know what airlines fly between the two cities but I wanted to see a comparison. Fares between VietjetAir and Jetstar Pacific were […]





Hotel Review: Camellia 5 Hotel, Hanoi – Vietnam

Hotel Name: Camellia 5 Hotel Address: 81 Thuoc Bac Street, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam I stayed at the Camellia 5 Hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam. I booked online which worked out to $12.67 USD per night. I booked it for its price and location in the old city. The hotel is located […]





Hotel Review: Tung Trang Hotel, Hanoi – Vietnam

Hotel Name: Tung Trang Hotel Address: 13 Tam Thuong Alley (Between 38-40 Hang Bong Street), Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam I stayed at the Tung Trang Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam. I booked online at Agoda for the rate of $13 USD per night. I booked it for its price and location in the Old Quarter. The […]





Tra Su Forest, Vietnam

One of the lesser-known attractions of the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam is the Tra Su Forest. The forest is a former plantation that is now a wildlife reserve. There are canals which are flooded (usually between November to March) and there are boats that will take you on tour. The forest is about 20km […]





Flight Review: VietJetAir – Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Flight: VietJetAir VJ 130 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Hanoi (HAN) I flew with VietJetAir from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. I compared airfares with Skyscanner and picked VietJet for its price and time of flight. I’ve flown with VietJet several times now as they are a big low cost airline in […]





Where I’m At: Saigon – January 2016

Greetings from Saigon, and happy new year! I didn’t realise it at the time but I have just celebrated my third new years in a row in Saigon. The year before those was in Nha Trang, so it has been four years of new years in Vietnam. I don’t really like new years as a […]





I’m done with visiting “traditional villages”

It was on a tour around Bajawa in Indonesia where I came down with traditional village fatigue. I had hired a bike driver to take me to the sites in what was a well-worn itinerary. The tour included a walk to a volcanic lake, a waterfall, hot springs, and visiting traditional villages. The traditional village […]