My friend Ritchie and I spent just over a week in Vietnam, starting in Ho Chi Minh City, working our way up the coast via Nha Trang, Hoi An and finally Hanoi, before taking a nightmare bus journey to Luang Prabang in Laos. You can travel Vietnam by train (see Man in Seat 61 for [...]
After taking several night buses up the coast of Vietnam, I knew that the times stated meant nothing. When your Vietnamese travel agent says it takes 10 hours, you can add on another 5. So when I booked the bus from Hanoi to Luang Prabang and the man told me 24 hours, I knew it [...]
Thought Wimdu just did apartments? Think again. You can also sleep on a junk boat in Vietnam too! When I was booking accommodation in Hanoi through Wimdu, I also saw a few Halong Bay Cruises listed. Cruising Halong Bay is one of those things you have to do if you’re in Northern Vietnam, and lots [...]
I wasn’t a fan of Hanoi in Vietnam. It was cold, wet and the pavements were so narrow that I was walking in the road amongst a sea of bikes. So I was thankful that I had a gorgeous room at La Belle Vie hotel to go back to. I booked the accommodation through Wimdu, [...]
Ho Chi Minh City is chaotic and I have never seen so many motorbikes in my life. But staying in the Windsor Plaza hotel gave me the peace and relaxation I needed before beginning my jam-packed itinerary around South East Asia. After a 17 hour journey from London to Kuala Lumpur, followed by a 6-hour [...]
Who is this Pommie chick?
I'm a British girl from Manchester and I have been traveling solo since 2008. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and work remotely. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and travel the world.