vietnam

5 things to do in Hoi An in rainy season

Have you ever asked anyone what their favourite place in Vietnam is? I guarantee that at least 90% of the people you ask will say Hoi An. There are endless streets adorned with intricate lanterns, the food is easily the best in the whole country and many of the streets are closed to traffic, creating a calm place in a usually… Continue reading 5 things to do in Hoi An in rainy season

thoughts

In defense of not haggling my way through Asia

I've been told time and time again whilst I've been travelling in Asia, both by friends and by Conor;  'Emma, you're the worst haggler I've ever known!' But the truth is this: I'm neither afraid of haggling nor bad at it, I just don't like it and honestly, I disagree with a lot of the… Continue reading In defense of not haggling my way through Asia

vietnam

A weekend in Mui Ne, Vietnam

Mui Ne is tiny little town in the south of Vietnam and is easily accessible from Ho Chi Minh City. We took a sleeper bus from HCMC that left at 7pm and dropped us off at our accommodation in Mui Ne around 1am. Super convenient! From Mui Ne you can take buses onwards towards Da… Continue reading A weekend in Mui Ne, Vietnam

thoughts

2 months on the road; an update 

Sunday 1st October marked our 2 month travel-versary. It's a weird feeling having done and seen so much every day for 2 months. Being in the USA feels like a distant memory and we only left under 4 weeks ago. I often wonder if we'd flown home after that trip would it seem really recent?… Continue reading 2 months on the road; an update 

Taiwan

A day trip to Jiufen, Taiwan

A sharp contrast from the busy metropolis of Taipei, Jiufen offers a taste of Taiwan in years gone by despite it only being 20 miles outside of the centre of city. A short, cheap bus ride makes it the ultimate destination for a day trip from Taipei.  We caught the 1062 bus from a stop… Continue reading A day trip to Jiufen, Taiwan

Taiwan

Fenchihu and the Alishan Forest Railway

If you've never heard of the Alishan Forest Railway then I'd suggest reading this post  and putting it on your bucket list ASAP. The Forest Railway was my favourite part of our Taiwanese adventure and here I'm going to share with you a little bit about it... The Alishan Forest Railway currently runs from Chiayi… Continue reading Fenchihu and the Alishan Forest Railway

Taiwan

Kaohsiung; art, food and temples galore 

Before arriving in Taiwan, we had a small list of places that we'd like to visit but we also wanted to have some flexibility. When we arrived in Heng Chun, we had no onward plans so asked a few fellow travellers and local people where they would recommend. Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second largest city, was pretty high up… Continue reading Kaohsiung; art, food and temples galore 

USA

Yosemite National Park, an unusually detailed description

As part of our USA road trip, we had the absolute pleasure of visiting Yosemite National Park. For our visit we camped just outside of Yosemite National Park and drove into the park early in the morning. Yosemite is wonderful because unlike some of the other parks which are swarming with cars, visitors are advised… Continue reading Yosemite National Park, an unusually detailed description

Taiwan

An afternoon in Kenting National Park, Taiwan

After a few days holed up in our hostel due to icky stomachs, today we finally ventured out to the place I've been dreaming of since booking our Taiwan trip; Kenting National Park. As the weather has been so hot recently, we've been trying to avoid being out in the heat all day so we… Continue reading An afternoon in Kenting National Park, Taiwan

USA

Budget Saturday night in Las Vegas

Those two words can't go in the same sentence right? Think again. As many of you know, we now don't have a steady income and thus are living from savings. Budgeting is something that we have become experts at whilst saving for this trip. The USA was the most expensive part of our trip and… Continue reading Budget Saturday night in Las Vegas