Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s and South East Asia’s most popular tourist attraction, for both, locals and foreigners. The bay is lined with thousands of limestone karsts jutting out of emerald waters. It was described by many who travel to Halong Bay, as a vision of breathtaking beauty. BUT… I think it is overrated. Yes – you read that right. I will receive disagreement from many about this article, for Halong Bay seemed like the Holy Grail of many travellers’ trip to Vietnam to an extend that every single tour companies in Vietnam offers Halong Bay tours and even Halong Bay day trips. I was one of them who signed up for the day trip excursion but if you… View Post

We had planned for our Venice holidays for quite a while now and mid leg through our Euro Trip during fall 2013, we managed to squeeze in a quick 3 days 2 nights trip to Venice. Venice is absolutely gorgeous and full of characters! Just a couple of hours ago, we were in the city of Milan, living la dolce vita, and here we are, 2 hours later, arrived in a city caught in a time warp! I remember stepping out of Venezia Sta. Lucia train station and the first sight of Venice were so awe-inspiring. It was definitely love at first sight, without a doubt! Old Buildings in the different shades of mustard, red and pink and the sight… View Post

We woke up at an ungodly hour of 4am in order to catch the earliest train to Ninh Binh. Our train tickets were pre-purchased by the wonderful staff of the hotel we stayed in for USD10 per person, per way. We bid goodbye to the awesome people of Aquarius Legend Hotel and made our way to Ga Ha Noi train station. We weren’t too sure about what to expect, but learnt so much along the way. If this is your first time travelling by train in Vietnam, here are some pointers to help you out. 1. Book a soft seater. You will be travelling on a 3 hour journey – you WILL want to have a comfortable trip! Hence, spend… View Post