Backpacking in Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi & Ninh Binh)

Ho Chi Minh After a week in Cambodia it was time to head to Vietnam. Our first stop was Ho Chi Minh, located in the south. We caught a Mekong Express bus, which took a total of 8 hours. This was our first land border in Asia and it was quite an intimidating experience. However … Continue reading Backpacking in Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi & Ninh Binh)

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Backpacking in Cambodia (Siem Reap & Phnom Penh)

Arriving in Siem Reap After a crazy week in Bangkok, Thailand it was time for an hour's flight over to Siem Reap, Cambodia. We caught a taxi from the airport to our hostel, One Stop. The staff were so helpful and they offered decent, cheap meals. The only down side (if you're not there to … Continue reading Backpacking in Cambodia (Siem Reap & Phnom Penh)

Backpacking in Thailand (Bangkok)

Arriving in Bangkok In the blink of an eye, our 3 month adventure in Europe had come to an end and it was time to jump on a 12 hour flight over to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. This is where we have spent the last week, and I'm struggling to know where to even … Continue reading Backpacking in Thailand (Bangkok)

Backpacking in the Baltics (Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn)

Vilnius, Lithuania Following a busy few days exploring the city of Kyiv, Ukraine, it was time to head over to the Baltic states. Our first stop was Vilnius in Lithuania. We stayed for 4 nights at Mikalo House which was a lovely hostel right in the centre of the old town. Being one of the … Continue reading Backpacking in the Baltics (Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn)

Backpacking in Ukraine (Kyiv)

First impressions of Kyiv Nine weeks in and our journey takes us to Ukraine's capital city Kyiv (also known as Kiev). We stayed here for 4 nights at the Kiev Central Station Hostel. I must be honest, I felt quite apprehensive about travelling to Kyiv with the current conflict in the eastern Ukraine's Donbass region. … Continue reading Backpacking in Ukraine (Kyiv)

Backpacking in Serbia (Belgrade)

Back to Belgrade After spending a month in Romania, it was time to head out of the country to Belgrade, Serbia. As luke has travelled to Belgrade four times previously, and I went last year, we were already extremely fond of the city, and it was great to be back. We stayed at Sun Hostel … Continue reading Backpacking in Serbia (Belgrade)

The Reality of Backpacking

Seven weeks into our travelling adventure, as we settle in Belgrade for 2 weeks to regain some much needed energy, I thought I'd write a blog post with a slightly different focus. The Reality of Backpacking... Firstly, I'd like to point out that despite everything I'm about to say, I quit my job and my … Continue reading The Reality of Backpacking