Good morning, and goodbye, Vietnam!

It’s the FINAL post from our epic trip to North Vietnam and I can’t believe it has taken me 16 months to completely document it!! So enjoy these last few romps around the grimy, colourful and chaotic back streets of Hanoi! We enjoy a much needed beverage high above the humid, hectic streets. Then it’sContinue reading “Good morning, and goodbye, Vietnam!”

More Hanoi MORE!

There’s an architectural oddity in Hanoi that doesn’t seem to fit in with the local style – St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Vietnamese: Nhà thờ Lớn Hà Nội, Nhà thờ Chính tòa Thánh Giuse) It’s a late 19th-century Gothic Revival that serves as the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hanoi to nearly 4 million CatholicsContinue reading “More Hanoi MORE!”

Final bike ride

We’re nearing the end of our epic tour of North Vietnam and we’re off to another tiny village and more bone shaker bikes! We’re in Mai Chau – a collection of villages, farms and huts spread out through a green large valley, home to the white Thai minority. We’re peddling through yet more epic scenery.Continue reading “Final bike ride”

Rocking, rolling, riding

Leaving Hanoi behind again for now we’re heading on another adventure. This time to a place I’ve wanted to see for over a decade, ever since I came back from South Vietnam, I have been obsessed with the incredible scenery of the rice terraces of Sapa. So we’re heading further North, aboard the night trainContinue reading “Rocking, rolling, riding”

Traversing train street

We’re heading to one of Hanoi’s most unusual and hair raising tourist spots now – train street! Trains rumble right through this narrow residential street and you can stand and watch. Well you used to be able to – it has now been closed for health and safety reasons due to the number of selfieContinue reading “Traversing train street”