Travel 2018 | Explore the World

Travel 2018 | Explore the World

January is often viewed as a fresh new start to the year, the time to improve oneself, make some new life changes and add a few things to your to do list. While I don’t tend to make resolutions in January I do like to make lists. Lists of books to read and lists of places to travel to. There are lots of magazines and online publications (YouTube videos, blogs, Instagram pages) that dedicate January to the Must Travel To…

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Being Touristy in Hue | Explore Vietnam

Being Touristy in Hue | Explore Vietnam

After some time in Hanoi I hopped on a plane to Hue, yes I took a plane because at that point I needed a break from night trains and long bus rides. The plane was maybe $30 with checked baggage and it would only take an hour rather than 4-6. I arrived and got a taxi to my hostel. It was in a good area but it was on the most touristy street I had ever seen. It was like…

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2018 Travel Reads | Wanderlust Inspiration

2018 Travel Reads | Wanderlust Inspiration

I really enjoyed concentrating on reading a list of travel memoirs last year, that I decided to do the same again this year. This time I am going to choose some new books I haven’t read yet and reread some old favourites to see how my opinion has changed and to see if they spark a new interest in that area of the world. Here is the list for 2018…

Back To City Life In Hanoi | Explore Vietnam

Back To City Life In Hanoi | Explore Vietnam

After sailing in Ha Long and trekking in Sapa, I was ready for a return to the city life I had grown accustomed to the past two years. I arrived in Hanoi at 5 am off a night train. I caught a taxi to my hostel which was surprisingly closed. I thought oh well, I can’t do anything so I will just sit on the step until someone comes.

The Bookworm Bookstore | Explore Vietnam

The Bookworm Bookstore | Explore Vietnam

I am one of those people who should get a kindle but hasn’t because I like the look, feel and honestly smell of an actual book. So, with that being said, I usually end up taking a few books with me when I travel. I think I started with four, one of which was small and was almost finished. I had planned to be finished two by the time I got to the end of my trip in Vietnam and…

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Falling in Honey by Jennifer Barclay | Book Chat

Falling in Honey by Jennifer Barclay | Book Chat

Remember my post in January about the travel memoir books I was going to read this year? Well I have finished the last one and I have to say I have learned a lot about different places in the world and how different types of people travel. Falling in Honey is one of my favourite books I have read this year. It was so well written! The details, the descriptions and the adjectives all made me want to keep reading…

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Trekking in Beautiful Sapa | Explore Vietnam

Trekking in Beautiful Sapa | Explore Vietnam

I had heard that Sapa was a beautiful place in Northern Vietnam and I did not want to leave it out of my trip there. I booked a tour through Ethnic Travel, a company that hires local guides from one of the 54 ethnic tribes that live there. They are with you on the trip and take up up into the mountains, to your overnight homestay and tell you everything you want to know about life in Vietnam, Vietnamese history…

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Sailing Around Ha Long Bay | Explore Vietnam

Sailing Around Ha Long Bay | Explore Vietnam

With my time in Korea coming to an end I really wanted to take advantage of my proximity to other Asian countries and explore the ones I had yet to visit. This trip would be two months! The longest I had ever travelled before. I was trying to decide what to bring; cute but practical outfits that would keep me cool in the hot rainy season heat were my biggest priority and I brought way too much! Oh well I…

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A Day Trip to Macau | Explore Macau

A Day Trip to Macau | Explore Macau

Since we were back in Hong Kong, my friend Briana and I decided to take advantage of the close proximity to Macau. It is another Chinese territory and we didn’t need a visa to visit so we thought it was the perfect spot for a day trip. We went back to the pier, this time in search of a ferry to take us to Macau. Once we arrived we took one of the free shuttles hotels offer.