Hue, The Imperial City

Hue, Vietnam’s former Royal Capital of the Nguyen emperors, and situated on the Perfume River, is a must-visit if you’re a history buff and want to learn more about Vietnam’s imperial past. A day trip is doable (but very tiring) from Da Nang and Hoi An. This is what I did but if I had… Continue reading Hue, The Imperial City


How to pick your perfect Halong Bay cruise

A world heritage site, Halong Bay (meaning 'descending dragon' in Vietnamese) is a highlight of northern Vietnam. With over 1,500 limestone islands and islets, lush scenery and emerald waters, it's a must-see. Most visitors take an overnight cruise of Ha Long Bay (referred to as the '2 days, 1 night' option) to fully enjoy the… Continue reading How to pick your perfect Halong Bay cruise


Afternoon in Montmartre, Paris

Montmartre is my favourite part of Paris (other than maybe Saint Germain Des Pres). Once you exit Abbesses Metro station, all your Paris clichés come alive. Check out the Le mur des je t’aime (Wall of Love) art installation before you make your way up the steep and windy, cobble-stoned streets to the top of the hill… Continue reading Afternoon in Montmartre, Paris