My five top wonders of the world.

There can be no definitive top five  wonders of the world list …..oh there would be the usual contenders of Grand Canyon, Statue of Liberty e.t.c. but then not everyone would have the opportunity to see them let alone agree with a top five list. It also begs the question top five natural wonders of the […]

Plastic packaging – notes from a traveller.

I can’t write anything new about the environmental impacts of plastic waste, it’s very much on the political agenda and the current news. Landscapes can become visually unappealing, marine life can be affected and locals have to live with it. Many are worried not least people who are living near these toxic waste areas. We […]

The limestone karsts of Halong Bay

I believe local people used to say the rocks rearing up off the coast of Halong were dragons and it certainly looks like giant fire breathing animals have been carved out of limestone ducking and diving in this natural hotspot in Vietnam.  Previous research via the internet led me to book a cruise with  Indochina Junks and The Grey Traveller chose […]

The Essence Hotel, Hanoi.

The The Essence Hotel, Hanoi  deserves a post all of its own with a special shout out to Sophie who went above and beyond in the case of the ‘Missing Passports and Man Bag’. Summer travels are spent with the comfortable pair and we enjoy many a long winter evening reminiscing about our travels and planning […]