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The Citadel at Hue sits on the Perfume River Hue – we passed the citadel on the way in and as we were dropped off found out that as it is a national holiday this weekend, everything is much more expensive. 400aed for a private car to show us the citadel and the pagoda and …Continue Reading…

Ha Long Bay – a beautiful National Heritage Site – A must for any Vietnam itinerary. Downstairs, breakfasted and ready to go at 8am, apparently our obscure location meant they got lost and also the bus couldn’t get down the road! Our guide for the days though Cheong or Jacky for us westerners, found us …Continue Reading…

Half day Vietnamese food tour with Daniel Hoyer from the Well Eaten Path   We decided to have a bit of a lie in today and take it easy. We went back up to the 24 hour food street to grab some breakfast. We had seen a place on the first night we wanted to …Continue Reading…

Bit of a fuzzy head this morning. Some worse than others – down to breakfast and then someone needed a nap Packed and ready to go by midday – checkout and leave bags in reception. Kill 2 hours in town with a walkabout and some lunch at the banana leaf cafe. Yummy food – had …Continue Reading…

  Hoi An wins hands down over Danang – Ho Chi Minh still the favourite though   As we weren’t doing the Mekong Delta we decided we would walk some of the rest of the city before our 2pm flight. We got the Opera house, Independence Palace, Notre Dame and the Ben Thaet market in …Continue Reading…

Thanks to the bombardment of the coupon sites, it was decided upon that the14-15th June would be spent in the capital Abu Dhabi, well Yas Island really, as a belated birthday celebration for one of our parties elder Statesman. As with most hotels check in time is 2pm so rocking up to the Radisson Blu …Continue Reading…

Ho Chi Minh City and the Cu Chi Tunnels Vietnam has been on my list of places to visit for a long while now. I always envisaged a post University trip to South East Asia, spending a couple of months between Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, but 14 years later and it hadn’t happened. So 10 …Continue Reading…

Last weekend a childhood dream was realised. I finally got to see the Monster Trucks of Monster Jam, live in action in the country I call home, the UAE. For many this will make no sense, but it has been one of those things I have always wanted to see. Since a kid, I have …Continue Reading…

What is there to do at the weekend in the United Arab Emirates? Many people that come to visit the UAE often ask what there is to do other than go to the mall – especially in the summer months, when it’s too hot to be outside, camping, hiking, dune bashing, wadi bashing and so …Continue Reading…

Ras Al Khaimah Diving? Are you sure? You’re right, Ras Al Khaimah is not the first place that springs to mind when you talk about scuba diving – not when you have the East coast of the UAE, or better still, Musandam just up the coast. But dismiss it, and you’ll miss out on some …Continue Reading…