July 27, 2017

Our Halong Bay Cruise Itinerary

Hopefully you saw my post earlier this week discussing Halong Bay, what to expect, and ways of arranging your own cruise.  In this post, I will go into more detail of our itinerary and what exactly we got up to over our three days sailing through Halong Bay. Enjoy! If you missed that post, then click here to read more about Cruising Through Halong Bay! Our Vega Cruise Boat Most of the junks will look similar, some perhaps with  a better interior than others, but on a whole I was really pleased with out boat. Our small but comfy cabin […]
July 25, 2017

Cruising Through Halong Bay

Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and undoubtedly one of Vietnam’s top tourist attractions. With over 1500 limestone islets, some soaring as high as 100m, this makes for a wonderful break from the bustling city of Hanoi. The most popular way to explore Halong Bay is by joining one of the many cruises that depart daily. Prices usually include transfers to and from Hanoi, (however saying this, it’s always best to check!), and usually include your food too. Cruise boats, or junk boats as they are referred too, are former Chinese sailing ships that are used throughout Asia. Don’t […]
July 18, 2017

Pompeii Photo Journal

In 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted and covered the city of Pompeii in an unimaginable layer of ash and pumice. Due to the sheer force of the eruption, the debris shot 16 miles vertically into the air, and as it fell it covered ground at astonishing rate of 8 inches per hour, killing up to 20,000 people. Pompeii remained undiscovered until the 16th century, and excavations began in the 17th century. The city spans over 66 hectares of land, with only 49 hectares of which have already been excavated. Whilst Adam and I were staying in Sorrento last month, we […]