5 Footway Inn: A trendy new hostel making waves on the Singapore Boat quay and completely blowing your perceptions of hostels out of the water!

We love hostels, and we are passionate about spreading the word that rather than some dingy party hostel or a squalid backpacker joint the concept is a changing and developing one. The rise of boutique hostels with both designer dorms and creative private rooms blur the line between the hotel and the hostel. These spaces […]

Taking the 2 day slow boat down the Mekong River from Luang Prabang, Laos to Chiang Rai, Thailand and how to do it yourself!

Backpacking around South East Asia is an amazing adventure, travelling through amazingly diverse landscapes and from country to country like a true explorer. But we always like to add to the adventure if we can, for example buying motorbikes in Vietnam added so much more to our time there than just a method of transport. […]

Exploring Vietnam’s central highlands on a motorbike and discovering the amazing Dalat Waterfalls!

Heading up to DaLat from Mui Ne the real adventure on our motorbikes was to begin, after being underwhelmed with the touristy coastal town we were ready for a real look into what makes Vietnam so special. Taking the winding mountain roads across lush green landscapes, riding through tiny villages and of course enjoying the beautiful […]

Discovering the real Vietnam with Jack Tran tours. An insight into the lives of the Fishermen, Rice farmers and War veterans on an unforgettable day!

One of the things we love to do whilst travelling is interacting with local people, hearing their stories and getting to know their way of life. Sometimes though it can feel hard to break down the barriers of culture, language and suspicion that can prevent us from really getting below the surface of a country […]

A quiet day at the hostel that ended in us applying for a vietnamese Visa, seeing the Amazing temples on the canal boats and getting a traditional Thai Tattoo on Khao San Road: Another crazy day backpacking in Bangkok!

Sometimes when you are out travelling you just have these days where everything seems to happen in one even though you kind of didn’t plan any of it. Some cities are also just so ready to suck you in and produce one of the insane days, a Bangkok might just be the top of that […]

Leaping 36ft into a narrow cavern, ziplining over a turquoise lake and abseiling 100ft over a waterfall: Canyoning in Dalat, Vietnam!

In truth one of the main reasons we were excited to come to Vietnam was for the canyoning, mentioned by almost everyone who has visited as some of the best in the world. We made a beeline on our bikes into the central Highlands of Vietnam and towards the beautiful mountain town of Dalat to […]

Month 2 in Asia (Month 6 backpacking over all), A crazy month filled with culture, history, celebrations and being threatened off a 7 year old with a needle! Random indeed!

So, now it is time for our second month in Asia and it feels like its gone so much faster than the last one! But in truth this isn’s a full month. We like to split these posts up roughly monthly but also stop them at each country. So this month we include our time […]