Best of Hanoi’s street food

Visiting Hanoi, Vietnam for 3 days last year, my favourite attraction wasn’t the charm or madness of the Old Quarter, or the brutalist architecture of Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum – the best part of visiting was Hanoi’s street food – available from all corners, at all hours. Skewered on a stick, heaped into a bowl or…

Touring with your family in Jordan

Jordan has many interesting sights to see, like the world famous UNESCO World Heritage site of Petra, carved into red rock. Jordan is also a surprisingly child-friendly destination. Take the whole family to see and experience this exotic country through a child’s eyes. Children’s Museum Most trips to Jordan will begin in the capital city…

Dubai Holidays: Experience the Best

Dubai is a beautiful city that looks like the future. A city that could have come straight out of a sci-fi movie, and is home to some of the largest, most fantastic buildings, attractions, and natural miracles in the world. What more could you expect from the place with the largest artificial islands, the Palm…

The White Manta

An excited clanging jars my attention from the schools of yellow tailed snapper I’ve been watching. Brett, my dive guide, is ahead, his entire body tense, his arm pointing into the deep blue. He glances behind at us, gestures with two fingers extended. Two. I peer into the gloom, eyes peeled for movement. We are…

Spotlight On: Harvie from A Farang Abroad

Harvie from A Farang Abroad is just “a regular guy who decided to go traveling without a plan back in 2012.” He spent a year living in Thailand working as a teacher, then moved to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa (WHV) late 2013. His style of travel is immersion, staying in one area for…

3 days in Hanoi

3 days in Hanoi is just enough to take in the highlights of this buzzing, fascinating city. Over a thousand years old, Hanoi’s history had it’s beginnings as a fishing village. It has served as the capital city of modern day Vietnam since 1902 and is Vietnam’s second largest city, filled with colour, culture and…

Review: Paloma Cruise Halong Bay

REVIEW: PALOMA CRUISE A cruise on Halong Bay is a highlight of any trip to Hanoi. The area is an UNESCO listed heritage site and is deservedly popular with visitors. Dramatic limestone karsts rise and fall in calm turqouise waters. In the early morning, mist obscures the distant islands and the imagination sees fantastical shapes…

One week in Myanmar

It seems that Myanmar is the place to be at the moment. Decades after being closed off to the world, this once inward looking country known as Burma is opening up to foreign investment and tourist dollars, now that The Lady, Aung San Suu Kyi has officially sanctioned visitors. There is plenty to see and do in…