*** We have many more posts on Vietnam still to come ~ watch this space! ***
We spent six weeks in Vietnam during February/March 2017. We very much enjoyed meeting the people, learning a little about the different cultures around the country, including some of the ethnic minorities in central and NW Vietnam. Oh and the food!
Sapa is a town in the mountains of NW Vietnam, near the Chinese border. The French used it as an escape from the heat of Hanoi. It’s now popular as a base for visiting the ethnic minority villages around: the Black Hmong, Flower Hmong, Red Dao and others. We very much enjoyed a two day motorbike tour with Sapa O’Chau, which included a homestay in a Red Dao village.
This is a completely subjective, personal view of some of the various SE Asian airlines, from our experiences of flying around the area between February and June 2017. In no particular order: Continue reading South East Asian Airlines→
We were in Queensland, so of course we had to go scuba diving! Instead of doing a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef, we decided to go a little further out, and dive on the outer reefs in the Coral Sea. After some research and many recommendations from other divers, we booked with Mike Ball Expeditions. And on our last day, a whale shark came to check us out!
~ 14 days from Broome to Darwin with Kimberley Wild
We don’t usually plan our travels in great detail, in advance. We have a general idea, and then research places as we go, talk to people we meet along the way, and get ideas. We don’t usually book organised tours either, but in this particular case, we realised that our complete lack of knowledge of the area and the wilderness, meant that if we tried to do it on our own, we would probably die!
I git luckt, I’m typing on my touch screen keyboard.nMy real keyboard died yesterdaynwhen I spulled a glass of water on it. First time un my entirenlife of using computersnthat I’ve done that. Continue reading Back it up!→