Archive of ‘Destinations’ category

The 5 Best Rooftop Bars in Saigon

There’s nothing quite like watching the world go by… with a birds-eye view and a stiff gin and tonic in hand. Especially when you are in a city like Saigon where the streets are motorbike clogged and just crossing the road can lead to increased blood pressure. Once, I attempted to walk down Bu Vien (the […] Read more…

Private Island Getaway: Song Saa, Cambodia

Who doesn’t love the idea of a private island? It is always seems to be at the top of the list when one is rhetorically asked, ‘What would you do if you won the lottery’ – answers vary from visiting a private island to buying an island of your own – or even snogging Ryan […] Read more…

Flights from Cabodia to Phu Quoc to be launched

Really, I should have called this blog “Flights to Paradise from Cambodia to be launched”, or perhaps “Great beach destination for Cambodian holidays”… but even that doesn’t convey the excitement of the latest news released by Vietnam Airlines. Or perhaps I need to get out more. Since launching Cambodian holidays for my travel company Fleewinter, I […] Read more…

5 Best Boutique Hotels in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Earlier this year I was cycling down a dusty side-street in Siem Reap, trying desperately to find a boutique hotel, which was tucked a little further out of town. I has already been caught in a small downpour once; my legs were speckled with dust and dirt, my hair was stuck to my face and children […] Read more…

10 Top Things to do in Hanoi, Vietnam

The first thing that hits you when you arrive in Hanoi is the motorbikes. Well not literally, (hopefully) anyway. It is a city that has the sound-track of a thousand whizzing motorbikes and you will be amazed at just how many bikes can be squeezed into a single lane. The sound is deafening and road-crossing is […] Read more…

The story behind Villa Romonea: Kep, Cambodia

Villa Romonea stands tall and proud on a beautiful spot besides the ocean on the southwest coast of Cambodia. The private beach villa is gleaming white – its modernist curves and angles reflect the strong rays of the early afternoon sun, making me reach for my sunglasses as I marvel at its smooth lines. “It’s designed […] Read more…

Riding the Bamboo Train: Battambang, Cambodia

I must confess to being a bit of a train geek. I find everything about them quite wonderful; from the excitable atmosphere of busy stations, to the people watching and sheer pleasure of hanging my head (and camera) out of train windows as I whizz past cities, towns and fields of daisies. And so it was […] Read more…

The Best Lunch in Vietnam: Banh Mi

The great thing about a sandwich is the beauty that lies within. Between those two, thick fluffy yet crusty slices of bread, could lie anything. Absolutely anything. If you want to munch on crushed anchovies and marmite smeared inside a crusty granary roll you can. And nobody will probably even know. The sandwich holds all […] Read more…

The Best Time of Year to Visit Ninh Binh, Vietnam

The thing I love most about rice (or at least rice fields) is that they are constantly changing colours. Over the course of a year rice paddies seem to go through all the colours of the rainbow. Well maybe not blue, that would just be weird. And Vietnam is spoilt for choice when it comes to […] Read more…

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