Travel consultant Charlotte Bower has done her fair share of globetrotting, including countless trips to Vietnam. With her go-to guide to all those practical matters, you’ll be boarding that plane in no time.
Many (if not most) first-time trips to Vietnam revolve around the 5 H’s: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City. Whether it’s rich history, staggering natural beauty or delicious dining, each H has something different to offer. There are countless reasons to visit the pretty port town of Hoi An, but […]
Turning up without a raincoat during monsoon season, finding out about the festival of the year after you’ve arrived home, longing for a boat trip when the water’s too low… it pays to be prepared when planning your holiday, but it can be difficult to find all of the information in one place. We’ve done the […]
We don’t want to be those people bleating about Christmas before Halloween. Singing along to premature festive songs in supermarkets, and smugly ticking off our gift list. No-one wants that. But December and January are two of the best months to visit Burma (Myanmar), so it’s time to get planning.
It’s no secret that to take advantage of lower prices in the travel world, you need to consider travelling outside of peak season. It’s just that travelling outside of peak season usually means a pretty hefty trade-off: yes, you get lower prices, but will the weather scupper your chances of having a fantastic time? Will […]
In the light of Burma’s recent flooding crisis, the country needs tourism more than ever – a fact that we learned first-hand after the 2011 tsunami in Japan. Most of Burma remains safe and accessible despite the floods, and your continued support through travel will be vastly appreciated! The rainy season in Burma (and indeed […]
“Now’s the time to visit Burma – because soon it will have changed.” Such has been the sentiment so often expressed since Burma opened its doors to the outside world in 2010. But how true is it? How has Burma changed in the past five years, and what are we to expect in the years […]