A guide to Saigon: The crazy, chaotic and claustrophobic second city of Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City!

Known as Ho Chi Minh city since the late 70’s the city is still often referred to as Saigon by pretty much everyone…even VC vets we’ve spoken to! Saigon is a busy, bustling, crazy kind of place, it almost makes you feel like you can’t get your breath at times. With the worlds largest number of

Month 3 & 4 (Month 7 & 8 over all) in Asia: 7 weeks exploring Vietnam on motorbikes

This month is a little different to the others, mostly because it is 7 weeks long, closer to 2 months! We originally intended to only spend around 3 weeks in Vietnam, but our dream of riding a motorbike from Saigon to Hanoi was something we couldn’t turn down. However it turns out that touring a

Guest Post: Bring Your Pet With You To Your Next Great Adventure: How to travel with your pet!

Travelling with pets may seem rather difficult, as it is important to have all the essential information – documentation needed, researching the best means of transportation and pet-friendly accommodation. Below you will find some useful information that can help you too organise a stress free holiday with the whole family.   Europe (the inventor of

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

Phnom Penh: The insane Cambodia capital full of surprising beauty and heartbreak!

Many people seem to skip out Phnom Penh when they visit Cambodia, scared by the stories of muggings, put off by tales of a dull and busy city or if they do visit they only come for the Killing Fields and never give the rest of the city chance. We will admit that all this

Stand Up Paddleboarding through the mangroves of Kampot on an extra ordinary Cambodian Boxing Day!

So there it was, Christmas Day done and dusted, our first abroad and one which left us with a whirling mixture of emotions as we lay our head down to sleep knowing our family and friends were still up celebrating. A day on the golden sands of the remote island of Koh Tonsay and insured

Spending Christmas on the beach: A day of adventure to find paradise on a Cambodian Island for a different type of celebration!

For many of us travelling over Christmas is a dream, to escape the harsh cold winters and instead find ourselves on a pristine beach soaking up the rays! For us we have always fancied experiencing a Christmas abroad, but when we found ourselves on the road this year we almost forgot! After cobbling together a

Visiting the Khmer Rouge Killing Fields of Choeung Ek & The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum at S-21

How to describe such a place, such a heavy day. I remember upon returning to the hostel after what has to be one of the most intense, moving and overwhelming days of my life at Choeung Ek Phnom Penh. I felt drained to the core, my head was throbbing and my stomach churning with the

Discovering the floating village of Kampong Khleang and the local way of life, Cambodia

After visiting Angkor and the amazing temples of Siem Reap you might be wondering what else there is to do in the small city. The temples might dominate most visitors agendas and indeed the majority of their time here, and rightly so, but if you want to escape the flashing lights of Pub Street and

Stepping into the lost world of Cambodia: Exploring the ancient Angkor Wat temples

When most people think of Cambodia the first image that comes to mind is the beautiful ancient temples of Angkor, and rightly so! The countries most popular sight and a staple on nearly everyone’s bucket lists, it was the place we had dreamt of visiting when we put plans in motion to come to wonderful

Off the beaten track Bangkok: Visiting the Airplane Graveyard & almost getting syringed by a 7 year old!

You probably know by now that we have this weird obsession with abandoned places and also generally dodgy locations within nice cities, we just have some sort of tentus-wish I guess! So after managing to see some quite amazing places in Eastern Europe, getting our Urban Exploration on and seeing some of the most strange,

The castles and fortresses of the South Caucasus

Mysterious ancient castles and fortresses, which have preserved the atmosphere of bygone history, have always been a great interest for tourists. Today we’ll tell about some of the most famous fortresses of two beautiful countries of the South Caucasus, Georgia and Armenia. Khertvisi The ancient fortress Khertvisi is located on a high rocky hill on

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