Tag Archive: beach

Beach walks on the Isle of Man

After living in crowded Hanoi for three years, a city of five million, I had thought that the hound might suffer from agoraphobia when she arrived on the Isle of Man with a… 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

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

Independence Day weekend in Hoi An, Vietnam

September 2nd is an important day in the Vietnamese Calendar as the anniversary of the declaration of independence in 1945. We took advantage of the three-day weekend and flew down to Danang and… Continue reading

Halong Bay – Bay of the Descending Dragon

After nearly a year in Hanoi, we finally decided to visit Halong Bay, as we had friends in town. ¬†Halong Bay means ‘Bay of the Descending Dragon’ in Vietnamese and is a stunning… Continue reading

Burma part II: Ngapali Beach

Our next stop was Ngapali Beach on the Bay of Bengal.¬† I had been excited about going since reading old clippings from my grandfather’s columns in the Rangoon Times – he lived in… Continue reading

Phu Quoc Island

The nice thing about living in a very long country is that to escape the drizzle and cold of Hanoi we just flew south for two hours to Phu Quoc, an island in… Continue reading