Tailor made in Hoi An | Dress, suit and bags

I was fortunate enough to visit Hoi An twice during my 3 months in Vietnam. The first was on the route down from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and the second was when my parents came out to visit on holiday.

The first time Adam and I were there we spent a rushed 3 days changing accommodation each morning due to over bookings. We got to explore the ancient town and spent a couple of hours at the beach but we left without having time to really think about one of the main attractions, getting something tailor made!

Also, you need to go in knowing what you want. I was pretty certain I wanted a new dress but wasn’t sure of the style. So after a couple of months living in Ho Chi Minh City I was ready to go back with something in mind.… Read more

An alternative to Khao San Road, Bangkok

When last in Bangkok, my friend and I found ourselves staying in the infamous backpacker haunt of Khao San Road. At 19 years old and arriving in Thailand for the first time, we welcomed the no frills budget accommodation, cheap bars and wacky street vendors. Scorpion on a stick anyone?

I don’t even recall us leaving the area until it was time to head to the airport.

Six years later, in exploration mode as apposed to just cheap booze and late night piercings mode, I found myself wondering why the heck we didn’t bother seeing anything else around the city!… Read more

7 of the best shopping spots in India

There’s no doubt about it, India is a shopper’s paradise. From handmade textiles to jewellery to art you can pick up a range of amazing souvenirs and presents for an absolute bargain – depending on your haggling skills of course! I could easily take a trip to India just to shop. Here I share 7 of the best shopping spots in India and a few purchases from each destination.… Read more