Travel: Hanoi and Halong Bay, Vietnam

Hanoi: pretty, charming, slightly communist, dusty, reminiscent, historical, bustling, small, growing. Thought I'd share a few thoughts and tips for anyone thinking of doing this trip. When I went December 2013/January 2014 When to go I'm not sure if I would advise travelers to come to Northern Vietnam during winter season. Although what the Northern Vietnamese would … Continue reading Travel: Hanoi and Halong Bay, Vietnam

Travel: Bangkok Day Trip – Ayutthaya

The first leg of our Thailand road trip (of which there were only two, really). We rented a car at the airport and drove to this ancient capital in the Central Plains of Thailand, 85 km north of Bangkok. Driving time: 1 hour (more or less). With a satnav/GPS. One of the best things about Ayutthaya, aside from being so pretty … Continue reading Travel: Bangkok Day Trip – Ayutthaya