The best way to Visit Halong Bay in Vietnam

Halong Bay is according to us one of the wonders of Asia and probably our favourite place in Vietnam, with its deep blue lagoons and thousands of limestone islands popping vertically out of the water as far as you can see. Some are so small that you could swim around it in less than a minute, whilst others have abundant rain forests growing on top of them. It offers an absolutely spectacular scenery that everyone visiting Vietnam should see. WithoutRead more

Our 5 favourite beaches in the world

We decided it was high time we wrote this post as we keep arguing about which beaches deserve to be in the top 5, so it’s time to put an end to it… As you will see from our selection, it is quite clear that we have a preference for very long and deserted beaches with lots of palm trees and not a lot of tourists. So if you are looking for a post on the coolest beaches where toRead more

Top 3 hikes that should be on everyone’s bucket list

1. Everest Base Camp, Nepal Duration: 10 – 20 days Difficulty: 9/10 The hike to the Base Camp of the Everest is without a doubt the most beautiful, the most rewarding and one of the most insane things we have ever done in our lives. Hiking through mountain villages, high-altitude turquoise lakes and spectacular views on the Himalayan peaks are just a taste of what this hike is about. At the beginning of the hike, you walk through insanely beautifulRead more

Kite Surfing in Mui Ne (Vietnam)

At a 4 hour bus ride North of Ho Chi Minh you have the Vietnamese surfers’ paradise Mui Ne. There are several buses per day, most of which are ‘sleeper’ buses with super comfy seats! Mui Ne is a little town nestled along a sandy beach on the South China Sea. The beach is more beautiful on the Southern part, where there is more sand and less hotels. However we wouldn’t recommend coming to this place just for the beachRead more

How to spend a couple of days in Hanoi (Vietnam)

Hanoi is a bit like Ho Chi Minh but in a cuter version. We absolutely LOVED this city, probably even more than Ho Chi Minh, even though we had to put up with the colder temperatures of the North of the country. Hanoi has a particular cool and hip vibe, where you feel that everyone is doing their own thing. The streets are full of art shops, trendy fashion boutiques, cool bars and restaurants, reminding us a bit of SohoRead more

How to spend a couple of days in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

From sandy Phu Quoc we flew back to Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon in Vietnamese. Saigon was actually renamed to Ho Chi Minh City after the war, after the former president. We were dazzled by this beautiful city with on the one hand its modern skyscrapers with spectacular rooftop bars and on the other hand the little street markets and chaotic every day life of the locals. We loved this place so much that we actually contemplatedRead more

Beach time in Phu Quoc (Vietnam)

From the paradise islands of Koh Rong in Cambodia we flew to its Vietnamese counterpart Phu Quoc. We were planning to cross the border overland and then take a boat to Phu Quoc (as Koh Rong and Phu Quoc are only a few miles from each other). But it turned out our Vietnam Visa was only valid in international airports so we were refused at the border and had to fly all around through Phnom Penh, then on to HoRead more

Beach time in Koh Rong (Cambodia)

From Phnom Penh we hopped on a bus direction Kampot, from where we continued to Sihanoukville, where we boarded a boat which took us to some of the most beautiful paradise-esque islands we have ever seen: Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem which is home to one of our favourite beaches on the entire planet, Sok San beach (and trust us, we have seen MANY beaches ) 🙂 What did we visit? Motorcycling in Kampot & Kep Kampot (where theRead more

What to do in Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

From the little peaceful town of Siem Reap we hopped on one of the many daily flights to the capital of the country – and what a change of scenery this was! As soon as we left the airport we found ourselves on over-congested roads and sidewalks, and faced an invasion of all of our senses: constant honking of cars and motorbikes, the loud noise of trucks and buses cruising the city, the smell of open air food markets, andRead more

Angkor Wat (Cambodia)

Our first encounter with Cambodia was the little town of Siem Reap in the North of the country, home to the mother of all temples, the mighty Angkor Wat. Even before visiting the temples, we fell in love with the atmosphere of this place. Siem Reap is the hip, young and cool place to be in Cambodia, full of cool bars and restaurants with an amazing vibe… You will love it! What did we visit? Temples of Angkor Eager toRead more