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.
Picture this: Love & Apples in a Hertfordshire Village, England With so many ethical questions over commercial Valentine’s gifts in the UK, including the unethical sourcing of red roses and poor treatment of flower pickers, and the usual conundrum of how fairtrade the chocolates really are, Croxley Green are offering a crunchy, quirky alternative. Apples […]
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 […]
Picture this: The Black Sand Beaches of Waiao, Taiwan A Summer evening at Waiao, a quirky, black sand beach on the east coast of Taiwan. Clusters of Taiwanese locals and Western expats watch as the clouds darken over Turtle Island, sitting majestically in the distance. Charlie on Travel‘s ‘Picture This‘ segment features inspiring photos […]
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 […]