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...

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...