Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

In a hungover stupor we slept in too late to catch the last bus from Hanoi, meaning we had to get the train from there to Haiphong. The train cost only £2 each and had exceptional views of the countryside. Paddies followed by paddies followed by paddies. It was such a beautiful, unintended way of … More Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Travelling as a couple

After two and a half years together, Paul and I have done our fair share of travelling together. Together we have walked on the Great Wall of China, canoed through Ha Long Bay and strolled through the opulent rooms of Versailles. We have also been lost together in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, been told our … More Travelling as a couple

Salzburg, Austria

Our trip across Europe was coming to an end so we wanted to take things easy in Salzburg, so that’s exactly what we did. We arrived in the early afternoon from Vienna on the train which cost €26 for each of us one way. The train was incredible, through the rolling Austrian countryside. Homes were sparse but the ones we did … More Salzburg, Austria

Zhangjiajie, China

We were unsure whether or not to visit the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park during our time in China, but almost two years on I am still incredibly glad we did. The contrast between Beijing, Shanghai and (although it’s not officially part of China) Hong Kong and Zhangjiajie could not be greater. I feel there is something extra spectacular about … More Zhangjiajie, China