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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

Best Things to Do in Queenstown is a guest article written for us by Kiwi Delilah Hart from Our Travel Mix. 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 spectacular. Known as the Land of the Long White Cloud New Zealand should be high on everyone’s bucket list...

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! This post may contain affiliate links. Please see our disclosure for more information. As an Amazon...

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. (Editor Update 2020)   Bali in Indonesia,  the land of...

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 its beautiful regions is the mighty Mekong Delta. The beautiful lush Mekong...

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

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 rivers and canals winding through the lush fields and small wooden traditional...

How To Get To Cu Chi Tunnels – A Complete Guide

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 and recommended that we visit. We always go with our instincts and in this...

5 Days in Saigon Vietnam Itinerary

Bustling, noisy, vibrant, Vietnam’s economic centre of the country, Ho Chi Minh City, is this and more! We had recently spent 3 weeks in Hanoi the political capital of Vietnam and we were keen to experience Ho Chi Minh City, the financial capital. Travellers we met on the road would smile when we asked them about their experiences in Ho Chi Minh. They always...

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 My Son 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 Shiva, ...

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