Despite living right around the corner from The Harry Potter Studios at Leavesden, my best friend being a supervisor there, and being a decent fan of the whole saga and infatuated by film, it has taken me 2 years to get there. I guess when it’s right on your doorstep it doesn’t seem as pressing […]
Vietnam’s north-to-south, or vice versa, backpacking route spans the whole length of the country. During that time, you will no doubt end up on a less than ideal overnight bus or sleeper train. These can take anywhere from 8 to 15 hours.
The idea of travelling as a couple always conjures up romantic notions; thoughts of being swept off your feet on golden beaches, kissing at the top of a majestic mountain and drinking wine as the sun sets in Paris. It isn’t like that. The truth is travelling isn’t romantic in the way people think. Travelling […]
“It’s grim up north.” When talking about the north of the UK, you will always hear a southerner use this idiom, no matter what the subject of discussion. Growing up in the south, I always heard this infamous phrase but I never thought much about it. At least I thought I didn’t. The phrase comes […]
Whilst sipping coffee all around Vietnam, I heard Westerners sniff at Vietnamese coffee because 1) you can’t get a good latte like in the UK (not that I’ve ever had a good latte in the UK) or because 2) the condensed milk used on the streets can be overwhelming, or because 3) it’s just too […]
Backpacking in Vietnam is made easy by the country’s thin, vertical shape. But boy are there a lot of backpackers roaming that North-South stretch! This 1-month travel itinerary for backpacking in Vietnam offers the best of both worlds: the major backpacker hubs where Vietnam’s most notable sights are located and detours off the beaten track to […]