Murals around Montreal

Walking around the streets of Montreal in Fall is a beautiful experience. There are some stunning views around La Plateau and Mount Royal is a tranquil oasis in the busy city. What makes the streets really pop, however, are the stunning murals painted on nearly every wall! They give the city an added layer of … Continue reading Murals around Montreal

The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary – caring for elephants, not riding them!

Chiang in Thai means elephant. This means that Chiang Mai is quite obviously known as a city of elephants. When you visit it is very apparent that they are an enormous part of the tourist industry here, with virtually all of the tour operators and guesthouse a offering one kind of elephant experience or another. … Continue reading The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary – caring for elephants, not riding them!

Battambang – a flying visit.

The colonial city of Battambang was high on our list in Cambodia to visit. The old world architecture and riverside sleepy town vibe described in travel guides had been greatly appealing. Unfortunately, we only had one spare night to make this visit so knew we would have to be pretty organised. We took the earliest … Continue reading Battambang – a flying visit.

Egg Coffee! Trust us, just try it.

Egg Coffee was something we were introduced to in Hanoi, it quickly became one of our favourite things to enjoy on a lazy morning! Not exactly food, not exactly drink - but amazing none the less!! Vietnamese coffee is dripped through whisked egg yolks, condensed milk and sugar. It's so thick that you need a … Continue reading Egg Coffee! Trust us, just try it.

Hanoi – The Ho Chi Minh mausoleum

Founding father of modern day Vietnam Ho Chi Minh is regarded as a hero by most Vietnamese. He spent his life fighting for an independent Vietnam, but died before this was realised. In the centre of Hanoi there stands an impressive monument to him. The Ho Cho Minh mausoleum is a huge stone structure where … Continue reading Hanoi – The Ho Chi Minh mausoleum

Vietnamese food – our top 5!

Even before we crossed the border into Vietnam from Cambodia we were excited about the food! If I'm brutally honest, Cambodian food isn't great - so having some amazing and varied cuisine to look forward to was great! Here are our top 5 picks of Vietnamese food. 1. Pho Otherwise known as Vietnams national dish … Continue reading Vietnamese food – our top 5!

The most dangerous fun you can have for $5 – the bamboo train!

A fifteen minute Tuk Tuk ride from Battambang city centre there is one of the more infamous backpacker attractions in Cambodia. It is quirky, fun, and naturally in no way complies with anything close to a health and safety regulation. It is the Bamboo Train. The train consists of small bamboo 'carriages' which are powered … Continue reading The most dangerous fun you can have for $5 – the bamboo train!