Two Week Vietnam Itinerary

Two Week Vietnam iTINERARY

Vietnam is an amazing place to visit. Full of culture, history and beautiful landscapes, not to mention the delicious food! Even better, if you’re from the UK, then you get an automatic 15 day visa exemption. If you want to stay longer, you can apply for (and pay for) a three month visa. Being the budget travellers that we are, we decided that we would be fine trying to cram all Vietnam had to offer into two weeks. So here is our two week Vietnam itinerary. Continue reading

Travelling As a Vegan

In some countries it is super easy to find nutritious and tasty vegan food, but in others it is an absolute nightmare! I was a bit terrified about traveling as a vegan on the mainland of South East Asia, especially coming from the US where even baked beans are not free from animal fat! It mostly turned out OK, but I wanted to write a guide so that anyone in my situation could be a little prepared BEFORE the plane touched down on the runway.

So whether you’re foregoing meat to save the little lambies, or because you’re hoping you won’t get food poisoning, here is my guide to traveling as a vegan in South East Asia. Continue reading

48 hours in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh, or the City of Four Faces, is the capital of Cambodia. However, many travellers believe that the only sight worth seeing here is the infamous killing fields. As a result it gets missed off many itineraries which is such a shame. There is so much to do and see in and around this growing city that you should definitely consider including it on your Cambodian, or South East Asian trip.

We thoroughly enjoyed our few days here and you will too. Our luxury accommodation at the Frangipani Hotel totally helped (I mean who doesn’t love a roof top pool and buffet breakfasts?!). But the culture, the cuisine and the general atmosphere of this place will attest to it’s nickname, the Charming City. Continue reading

Least favourite things about travelling for 350 days

Our amazing adventure of traversing the globe for a whole year is almost at an end. As our previous post indicated we have been on the road for over 350 days. We’ve seen loads of different countries, witnessed awesome spectacles, eaten exotic food and met some brilliant people. But it hasn’t all been roses and kittens; On request from one our readers here are some of our least favourite things about travelling for 350 days.

least favourite things about travelling - sad C & D

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Quirks of…Vietnam

It’s time for another “Quirks” post.  This time I’ll be highlighting some of the Vietnam quirks we spotted.  Unfortunately we had some camera issues whilst we were there; our memory card decided to corrupt resulting in most of our pictures looking like this:-

In spite of this…onward! Vietnam, the famous home of Ho Chi Minh; the location of the infamous Vietnam War (or American War, depending on whom you talk to) and now a bustling tourist destination.  We enjoyed our whistle-stop, two week trip down through Vietnam taking in six different locations and we spotted plenty of oddities. Continue reading

7 Budget Friendly Things to do in the Cameron Highlands

In our recent blog update, we mentioned that we spent a few days up in the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia. With C’s mum in tow, we had a lovely time enjoying the cooler temperatures and the surrounding greenery.

I thought I would write a post summarizing what there is to do in the Cameron Highlands. This gives you an insight into what we got up to and offers a helpful guide to others when deciding whether to visit.  The best bit about some of these, is that they are absolutely free! Continue reading

Top 10 Free Things to do in George Town, Penang

George Town is in the north-east of Penang island. It’s Malaysia’s second largest city and the capital of Penang state.  It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage site, because of its history as a British colony and trading port between east and west.

We find that UNESCO sites tend to be quite expensive, as they draw huge crowds of tourists and the local businesses know it.  So we thought we would focus on free things. Sights and activities that won’t cost you a penny, for those times when the budget is tight.

1. Street Art (Armenian street)

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Marathon Training – Fortnight 3

Yes, I’m still at it! I promise I’m more surprised than you are. This is weeks five and six of me training for a marathon. Which marathon? I’m not sure yet – I have no idea where we’ll be when I get to that stage. In the meantime, follow along and, if you haven’t seen them yet, check out the previous posts in this series below;

Intro // Weeks 1 & 2 // Weeks 3 & 4

PS. It’s really hard to find photos to fit with these blogs, as it’s clearly not a priority when I’m running, and stock photos are full of preppy, smily people who look perfect, and anyone who has ever run know it’s not like that. So, instead, I will balance out all that healthiness with some pictures of the food we eat (which is why I need to run in the first place!). Continue reading