Sapa – the Jewel of the North (part two)

Sapa – the town As I said in the last post there not actually a lot to do in Sapa as most of the attractions – Fansipan Mountain, tribal villages, trekking, waterfalls etc are in the surrounding countryside. Having said that it is a busy tourist town with many hotels, restaurants and coffee shops. Ethnic tribe members sell a lot around the streets and in … Continue reading Sapa – the Jewel of the North (part two)

Sapa – the Jewel of the North (part one)

I have no idea I’d it’s actually called that or if I just stole if from a description of a different place. Still it’s a great place to visit and with so many jewels in the crown of north Vietnam maybe Sapa is the diamond. Getting There As with visiting anywhere the first challenge is getting there. Sapa is not a quick place to get … Continue reading Sapa – the Jewel of the North (part one)

Eating vegan cheap and tasty in Ho Chi Minh

As I’m killing time waiting for a phone call about a life changing event I thought I’d muse about how cheaply you can eat in Saigon but most importantly eating tasty food and probably a balanced diet too. Actually the event is not life changing it’s just a possible new job around 1000km away but hopefully it will work out well. I sometimes read of this … Continue reading Eating vegan cheap and tasty in Ho Chi Minh

Singapore

Whenever I’ve asked anyone what Singapore is like the only answers I’ve ever received are ‘clean’ and ‘modern’ making it sound a bit dull so I wasn’t in a hurry to visit and missed it out on my last travels. I’d also read it was expensive which was another thing putting me off but this time as I was in Indonesia I thought I’d pop … Continue reading Singapore