Southeast Asia has been a beloved darling of the traveller set for a long while now and for good reason. This tropical set of countries is often presented as the easiest place in the world to begin globe-trotting adventures for complete novices but the truth is it keeps veterans coming back time and time again
With the capacity to empower and cleanse, travelling solo can also be a journey of self-discovery, a huge personal growth curve and otherwise a bundle of fun and adventure. Perhaps once it was true that many who travelled alone did so because it was that or nothing but these days many go solo through choice.
I recently visited Vietnam for 10 days, where my itinerary included Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An and Da Nang. There are a few items you should consider packing for your trip to Vietnam, and here are my top 10 recommendations for your packing list… 1) Sleeping Bag Liner Oh how I regret not packing my
Southeast Asia is arguably the most popular backpacking destination, so we’ve put together a packing list for our readers. You’ll be aware of the basic things you need to pack, such as your passport, travel documents, currency and photocopies of your passport/important documents, but to ensure you don’t miss any essentials check out what we would pack
Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam – these are the countries which make up the magical and marvellously mixed melting pot known as South East Asia. Acting as an almost irresistible magnet to gap year travellers, these tropical lands are packed with such diverse wonders and sights as majestic mountains;
The imagery of a sleeper train rattling its way through the night, past unseen landscapes cloaked in darkness is such a romantic one it has been used as the setting and backdrop for many an iconic movie (some of them a little scary admittedly). Throw into the mix a location with the exoticness of Indo-China
Vietnam is a rich, woven tapestry made up from the many cultures and civilisations which have lived, invaded or ruled here. You can still see old men in berets in Dalat – thanks to the French influence; Chinese temples and pagodas are everywhere while in the north various ethnic hill tribe folk live and dress
If you’re in the process of planning a gap year for 2015, you’ll probably already have a few places you’d like to travel to in mind, but we thought we’d put together a list of 10 destinations worth considering for your 2015 gap year itinerary. It was difficult to narrow our list down to just 10