I find that when settling in one place after being on the move for a while it becomes very easy to get stuck into the day to day routine.
Whilst living and working in Ho Chi Minh city (formally Saigon), it was easy to think I’ve got plenty of time here, until it got very near to the end and I realised there was still a lot I hadn’t done. What’s great about living in a place is you get to see the local side of it but perhaps don’t get round to all the main ‘tourist’ attractions.
Luckily, my parents were coming out to visit before we headed back to Hoi An so I excitedly got planning a 3 day itinerary for when they were here.… Read more
I loved what I eventually saw of Singapore. The very short time I spent there left me wanting to see more and I even kept thinking to myself, “yes I could see myself living here”.
Things didn’t exactly start of with a bang though. Adam and I chose to take the night bus so we arrived in Singapore with enough time to check out the city before our flight to Bali the next day.
It turns out the day bus was probably the way to go.
A rough introduction
Perhaps it was an unusual day or perhaps it was the area, but there was nowhere open to sit let alone eat or drink until 11am. And we’d arrived at 5am. We couldn’t check into our hostel until 1pm so we found ourselves wandering the streets trying not to pass out.
Pair that with hostel staff shouting at you for quietly asking to leave your bags with them and it makes for a testing situation and not exactly the best introduction!… Read more
One of the things I spent a lot of time researching before setting off on my Indian adventure this year was a 2 month itinerary around India. I’d already spent a month there before, going from Delhi to Goa and covering various places in between. This time 2 months felt like a good amount of time to revisit a few places and see lots more.
There’s so much to see in the subcontinent that 2 months still wasn’t nearly enough time and I could have easily stayed double that to explore further. I left knowing there are so many more places I want to go, such as Amritsar, Darjeeling and Dharamsala, and that it wouldn’t be the last goodbye.
Here’s a run down of my route around India… Read more