Category Archive: Travel

The Hound has left Hanoi!

Finally, a long overdue blog post and an update on the hound and my recent movements. Ever since I found out I was pregnant last spring, we’ve been trying to figure out what… Continue reading

A Surreal Sight – A Dane in Dar

Will and Eko’s recent post here about Penny’s (the new pup) encounter with a couple of Great Danes reminded me of a rather surreal moment while eating breakfast the morning after the wedding in… Continue reading

Mafia Island, Tanzania

  Last week we had a wonderful, though very brief, trip to Tanzania for one of my best friend’s wedding. To make the most of the 20+ hour journey from Hanoi we decided… Continue reading

Remembering Mongolia

Apologies for the long gap in posts. Lame excuses include another trip back to the UK and France, very slow internet especially on WordPress, and being surprisingly busy writing an article for a… Continue reading

London and the spring countryside

We had a brilliant short trip back to the UK, packing a lot of places, friends, family, and food into only 10 days. Links to restaurants and places are embedded in the text.… Continue reading

Welcoming the Year of the Horse!

Last night we enjoyed the Lunar New Year celebrations in Hanoi – photos to come soon. The start of the Year of the Horse is an opportunity to share some of my favorite… Continue reading

The last days in Yangon and Kalaw

One of the things I loved about our trip to Burma was always marvelling at the multitude of influences we saw in architecture, food, and religion. The Indian influence is particularly strong, presumably… Continue reading

Burmese Wine at Lake Inle

It’s fair to say that South East Asia is not renowned for winemaking. Despite the French legacy, Vietnam’s Dalat wine might be described as an acquired taste – but frankly is best avoided.… Continue reading

Inle Lake – stilt villages, floating gardens, markets, temples, and vineyards…

After saying goodbye to my parents and the beach, we moved on to a slightly more hectic type of holiday – full of traveling around and sightseeing. From Yangon we flew to Heho… Continue reading

Burma’s Beaches for Christmas

This year (2013) instead of going to France or the Isle of Man for Christmas we returned to Ngapali beach where we met up with my parents. Not only is it a beautiful… Continue reading