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Top Things To Do in Kep and Kampot in Cambodia

Once overlooked by travellers, Kep and Kampot are now becoming a ‘popular destination’ for those that want to see more of Cambodia than just Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Kampot and Kep are located on the South West coast of Cambodia and 25 km separates the two towns.  For two towns so close together they do differ.  If you want the beach you head to Kep and...

12 Best Things To Do in Queenstown New Zealand

Are you planning a visit to Queenstown in New Zealand? Not sure what to do? The 12 Best Things to Do in Queenstown is a guest article written for us by Kiwi Delilah Hart from Our Travel Mix. (Editor update 2021) Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand is a breath-taking destination to visit. New Zealand is scenic at the best of times but Queenstown is...

Things To Do in Munich in Winter

Are you considering visiting Munich in winter? We visited back in the 80s and fell in love with the vibrant Christmas Markets, the people, the architecture and the local German cuisine. There were so many things to do in Munich. We huddled in cafes and bars enjoying hot sweet and spicy Gluhwein whilst it snowed outside. It was such a magical experience. You...

A Weekend in Barcelona – A Perfect City Break

  The Best Way To Spend a Weekend in Barcelona Our guest writer Aistis from Astraveler is a great fan of Barcelona and shares with us the best way to spend a weekend in Barcelona. You will want to book your weekend getaway to Barcelona after you read this! We love Barcelona and have spent quite a few weeks visiting family there. The food is a highlight...

Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Resort Hotel Review

We were captivated the minute our car arrived at the entrance to the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra  Hotel in Siem Reap Cambodia.  How impressive were the lush green manicured tropical gardens that surrounded the elegant French Colonial resort!  Within seconds the Sofitel staff lined up to greet us with “bonjour” as our bags were whisked away.  We felt like...

5 Reasons to Visit Bali at New Year

Are you planning your New Year travels? Wondering where to head off too? You have had a busy year and you have a wish list. The destination has to be exotic, tropical and offer some relaxation time, cultural experiences, gastronomic delights and some beach or pool time. We have the right destination for you. Our 5 reasons to visit Bali at New Year will have you...

4 days 3 nights Mekong Delta Experience

Vietnam has so much to offer the traveller, from the mountain regions of Sapa and Mai Chau to the seaside resorts of Hoi An and the many islands off its coast such as Phu Quoc. You can fly into Hanoi in the north, Danang in the centre or Ho Chi Minh City in the south of the country. One of Vietnam’s most beautiful regions is the mighty Mekong Delta. The...

Hotel Review: Victoria Chau Doc Hotel Vietnam

Are you planning to spend some time in the unique Mekong Delta or heading into Phnom Penh Cambodia via the Mekong River? Chau Doc in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam is where you need to base yourself for one of the easiest border crossings in South East Asia to Cambodia. Most travellers when considering an itinerary for Vietnam or Cambodia only give it 24 hours, a quick...

Hotel Review: Victoria Can Tho Resort Vietnam

Are you planning a visit to the Mekong Delta? Do you need a hotel in Can Tho? Can Tho, known as the rice basket of Vietnam, is located 170 km from Ho Chi Minh City and is the largest city in the Mekong Delta Region. Can Tho is a bustling city located on the Hau River, which is a tributary of the mighty Mekong River. Imagine a countryside of terraced rice fields with...

How To Get To Cu Chi Tunnels – A Complete Guide

Are you wondering how to get to the Cu Chi Tunnels outside Ho Chi Minh City? The Cu Chi Tunnels Tour was one of our highlights when visiting Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. We had mixed reactions from friends when we mentioned that we were planning a visit to the tunnels. Some said ‘that it was too touristy and a waste of money’ others enjoyed the experience...

My Son Early Morning Tour from Hoi An in Vietnam

If you are planning your trip to Vietnam and visiting Danang or Hoi An we strongly suggest you include a My Son tour in your planning schedule. Why? Did you know this little known ancient site in Vietnam is 800 years older than the famous Angkor Wat in Cambodia? It is known as Vietnam’s ‘Angkor Wat‘. The 4th Century Hindu site, dedicated to the God...

Walking Tour of Hoi An Ancient Town Vietnam

Hoi An Ancient Town is one of the prettiest Vietnamese towns that we visited during our 3 months of Vietnam travel. If you are planning a visit you will need to allow at least 3 – 5 nights to make the most of this ancient town. Hoi An is busy and touristy especially in the evenings but by spending at least 3 – 5 nights you can pick and choose what time...