How we feel after 6.5 months of traveling

We have now been on the road for just over 6 months so we thought it was about time to sit down and summarize what we have done, where we are and what we are thinking about for the future. We left England on the 20th November 2016 for New Zealand, where we spent almost…

Melaka (Malacca) – Malaysia

Booked a bus on the wrong day and had to pay double for another bus to be able to go keep traveling as planned. Our wallet wasn’t happy but we made it across the border and were given a Visa for 90 days in Malaysia. Arrived in Melaka, a city on the west coast a…

Two weeks in Bali – a personal summary

We Landed at Denpasar airport and made our way through to the arrivals exit where Frida’s mum, Maria, was jumping and waving with excitement (completely expected, having not seen her for 6 months). After a few hugs and a quick introduction to Ameer (our guide and coordinator for the villa that we were to stay…

Goodbye Vietnam

(For english version, please use Google Translate) Ytterligare två månader har nu passerat (totalt 5,5 månad på resande fot) och vi är redo att säga hejdå till Vietnam. Vi anlände en grå och dimmig förmiddag (normalt väder i norra Vietnam) till Hanois flygplats där vi direkt blev prövade av de attackerande taxichaufförer som ville köra oss…

Traffic in Vietnam

Crazy, impractical, senseless, chaotic – just a few words to describe the traffic in Vietnam. To us, when it comes to driving in Vietnam, it feels as though we could give many more examples of what they do “wrong” than what they do “correctly”. There don’t seem to be any genuine rules and restrictions on…

A week in the middle of the country

After Ho Chi Minh City we took a domestic flight up to the centre of the country and spent a week in the towns of Da Nang, Hoi An and Hue… Da Nang Da Nang is Vietnams third largest city but feels much smaller and quieter than both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. We…

Xin chào, Ho Chi Minh!

We thought it was about time to leave the cloudy north and head far away south, to the bottom of country to treat ourselves to some much-needed sun in and around Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s biggest city. (Formally known as Saigon, the city was renamed in 1976 after their first president and revolutionary leader…

Sapa and Fansipan

Sapa is a colourful and charming mountain village in northern Vietnam, close to the boarder with China. The village lies in a valley about 1500 meters over sea level and is surrounded by the The Hoàng Liên Son mountain range, which includes Indochina’s highest mountain, Fan Si Pan. We decided to take a four-day trip…

How old are you? I’m fine!

Our five weeks as volunteers have come to an end and it is time for us to leave the comfortable life as English teachers (a bed and food on the table every day) and start exploring the rest of Vietnam properly. There have been small cultural changes we have had to get used to, such…

The Wedding (including video)

Between the two of us, we have only ever been to three weddings, not as much as we would have liked. But within the a few days of our arrival in Vietnam we were unexpectedly invited to a traditional Vietnamese wedding, and best of all, they needed some best men. The bride and groom met…