Tag Archive: travel

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

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

Looking forward to London

I know I should be more Hanoi focused, but while it seems to have finally stopped raining the weather remains a bit sticky and grey and I fear we have skipped straight into… Continue reading

An Old Quarter Walk and a Dog in a Conical Hat…

Two weeks ago, Piers’ god mother (and husband – both very good family friends) came to visit. We had a fantastic time showing them around as they were probably some of the most… 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

The Luang Prabang Half Marathon

On October 5th Luang Prabang, Laos hosted its first half marathon: La Procession. All the money raised went towards Friends International’s program in Laos which is working to protect and empower youths in… Continue reading

The Takhi Horse and Hustai National Park

Back to Mongolia for one final post about our trip (although I may have to do a special post about the dinosaur skeleton repatriation triumph, but I think I’ll save that for later…).… Continue reading