Hanoi, Vietnam ハノイ、ベトナム

My Xmas/New Year holiday can best be described as “schizophrenic”.  I went from warm, sunny weather in quiet, sleepy Luang Prabang to cool, mostly damp weather in noisy, frantic Hanoi.  I had heard many stories of the traffic, in particular the motorbikes but nothing really prepares you for it the first time you see it, … More Hanoi, Vietnam ハノイ、ベトナム

Luang Prabang, Laos ラオスノルアンプラバン

Let this be a lesson to you; always double check visa requirements before you head off on holidays (unless you’re from Singapore).  I went to the airport knowing I needed a visa to enter Vietnam but what I didn’t know was that I needed to pre-apply for one.  I figured it was like Cambodia, Laos, … More Luang Prabang, Laos ラオスノルアンプラバン