Good Morning Nha Trang

The is the beach capital of Vietnam, with a long beach span that makes watching the morning sunrise magical. Many travel goers flock to this beach with its high-rise resorts right along the coast line, most residents are within a short walk from the busy beach. We arrived via Train from Da Nang, the journey was very painless and not as eventful as the Journey from Hanoi to Hue. Upon arriving we took a taxi (as always with Maylin) to our hotel Golden Sea Hotel, unfortunately we was met with friendly staff which turned hostile when they insisted we pay before staying or forfeit out passport (something we have not had to do in the North of Vietnam). Continue Reading

White Lion Hotel

Located down a quiet alley right behind The Summer Hotel is White Lion Hotel (Ranked #34 of 442 B&Bs / Inns in Nha Trang on Tripadvisor) . This little hotel is cheap and very very cheerful, we paid 300,000d per night half the price of a basic room in The Summer Hotel. This hotel does not provide food or breakfast, but there are plenty of places around to get food. Continue Reading

Olina Hotel

Olina Hotel (Ranked #33 of 546 B&Bs / Inns in Da Nang on Tripadvisor) is a budget hotel, after checking reviews for all hotels within our price range this hotel yields less problems. The hotel is noisy by other guests and outside construction. The rooms are large with simple mini bar old CRT television and tiled bathroom. They look tired and would benefit painting, the desk is MDF and has water ring marks which is common for this type of wood. Continue Reading

Prince Hotel

Prince Hotel (Ranked #45 of 346 hotels in Hoi An on Tripadvisor) is a fresh hotel 1km away from the city centre of Hội An. The hotel has a small swimming pool, bicycle rental and is located in a quiet area of Hội An. The staff are friendly and always willing to help guests with plans, they do ask a lot about your onward travel plans to see if they are able to help and book travel tickets. Continue Reading


The adventure outside of Vietnam’s capital begins with Hue, 14 hour day train took us from Hanoi to Huế and arrived in the evening after dark (20:20 PM). Maylin taxi (the green cars, heard to be the most reliable and honest) to deliver us to Than Thien Hotel. Exhausted from sitting on a train all day, we needed a filling meal before we can take Doxycycline (an anantimalarial antibiotic) - the antibiotic is rejected from the body if consumed on a empty stomach. Continue Reading

Than Thien Hotel - Friendly Hotel

Than Thien Hotel - Friendly Hotel (Ranked #29 of 183 hotels in Hue on Tripadvisor) is a hotel in a great location allowing quiet getaway while still being in the City region. Pros: Spacious rooms Rooms have windows Staff are friendly Good quiet location Great breakfast selection Huge Window with view Cons: Air-conditioning units may fail. Rooms are spacious with a quality bathroom that has a glass separator for the shower. Continue Reading

Tu Linh Palace Hotel 2

Tu Linh Palace Hotel 2 is in a quiet area of Hàng Buồm - great to escape the night activities. You can walk (or run) anywhere within good time. The front of house staff Lilli, Ghang, Thian, and Ming at Tu Linh, every morning will greet with smiles saying “Hello, How are you? Did you sleep well?". They are seem genuinely are happy to see you and make the stay in Hanoi good, they are very knowledgeable about places to visit and eat. Continue Reading

Hạ Long Bay & Bái Tử Long Bay

A visit to Vietnam can not be complete without visiting the UNESCO world heritage site Hạ Long Bay. A collection over 1960 limestone islands and islets in the Gulf of Tonkin are divided into three sections, Hạ Long, Bái Tử Long and Lan Ha Bay. Ha Long Bay is the most popular section to visit for tourists, Bái Tử Long Bay is a protected national park and requires permission to take tourists to this part of Hạ Long Bay. Continue Reading

Sa Pa

Our hotel Tu Linh Palace Hotel 2 recommended us a trip to Sa Pa, the northernmost town in Vietnam. Sa Pa and sounding villages sit 1300m above sea level. One of the hotel staff Lilli claimed she is from the area of Sa Pa and visits regularly, and the staff at the hotel are nice and trustworthy. They book many tours directly with locals and friends for the adventurous tourists. Friends Anna and Chris recently visited Sa Pa and highly recommended it as it allows the traveler to experience a real simple living culture, even helping the locals with their crops and chores. Continue Reading

Hotel Staywell Dx

We chose to stay for 7 nights at Hotel Staywell DX  (Ranked #805 of 1,222 B&Bs / Inns in New Delhi on Tripadvisor) to for our last hotel in India while we get our Vietnam VISA sorted. The hotel is clean, comfortable, and in a great location. Staffs are friendly and speak enough English to get on by but advanced conversations or requests are could to be misunderstood. Continue Reading

Hotel Perfect

We ended our guided tour of India at Hotel Perfect in New Delhi (The capital of India). The stay was not so perfect, the much needed air-conditioning unit did not work. The room was tired (needing some TLC). Wi-Fi worked, but only outside the room doors. Luckily we stayed here for only 1 night. Only advantage to Hotel Perfect is it is in the perfect location for retail, loads of shops to buy cloths and stuff. Continue Reading

Pratrap Bhawan

We checked into Pratrap Bhawan  (Ranked #26 of 353 B&Bs / Inns in Udaipur on Tripadvisor) which is a convenient short walk from the City Palace and Lake Pichola. The room we got was clean, and comfortable with a four-post king-size bed. Hot water is always available, air-conditioning is powerful and there is cable television. Wi-Fi is not available in the rooms. We had the view of the lake and palace from our top floor window. Continue Reading

Leela Villas Guest House

Leela Villas Guest House  (Ranked #41 of 149 hotels in Jodhpur on Tripadvisor)  a basic clean comfortable hotel with air-conditioning, cable tv, beautiful balcony views and hot water. Wi-Fi is only available in lobby area. We slept very well here. No problems to report. Leela Villas Guest House near Circuit House, B 36, Umaid Bhawan Road, Behind Maharani Art,, near Circuit House, Jodhpur Address: B 36, Umaid Bhawan Road, Behind Maharani Art,, near Circuit House, Rai Ka Bagh, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, India Website: www. Continue Reading

Rawla Bagh

We stayed at Rawla Bagh for some village relaxation time, there is a pool and well-kept grounds to relax around. The room we were given was huge, high ceilings with colourful decorative paint, have air-conditioning and hot running water. The power rarely failed. We enjoyed staying here, highly recommended. [gallery link="file” columns="3” orderby="post_date”] Rawla Bagh, Nimaj, Tehsil Jaitaran, Pali 306303, India Tel: +91 094 13 371461 Email: Website: www. Continue Reading

Hotel Palms

Hotel Palms is a basic hotel in Jaipur. The hotel did not hot running water, and weak connection wi-fi was only available in the lobby. Staff service were difficult to communicate with. The hotel was difficult to navigate, it seems there was three hotels connected together via sky tunnels. Could not find the gardens or pool pictured on the website. A basic stay in Jaipur. Rooms cost about ₹1799 per night on Agoda. Continue Reading

Tordi Garh Hotel

Tordi Garh Hotel (the only hotel in Tordi Garh) is a breathtaking hotel that the entire village welcomes you to. Families and children around the area all wave and greet you with open hearts and smiles. We are grateful to give our short time to the people here. The hospitality was exceptional, water, food and drinks all available. The rooms are spacious with air-conditioning, and own water heater. Our stay was very pleasant indeed. Continue Reading

Hotel Royale Residency

While in Agra we stayed at Hotel Royale Residency (Ranked #34 of 285 hotels in Agra on Tripadvisor) . The stay was pleasant, there was hot water, cable TV and in a clean comfortable room with brilliant lighting. Would stay here again when in Agra. Hotel Royale Residency official room photo Hotel Royale Residency - Hotel - Bar Fatehabad Road Near TDI Mall, Agra Address: Fatehabad Road Near TDI Mall, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India Website: hotelroyaleresidency. Continue Reading

Hotel Shakti

Hotel Shakti was a comfortable enough stay. Every-other day there is a large tour group passing though (some european youth group that all wear the same uniform). The staff was very friendly, making our stay comfortable and assisting when needed. There was hot water most times which was very welcome to enjoy a long shower after a hot day. The power was intermittent (going off 2 or three times a day). Continue Reading

Hotel Surya

Hotel Surya is the first hotel we stayed at in India, the rooms are clean, spacious with cable television, hot water, paid Wi-Fi (₹150) which is mostly available around the hotel. The staffs are friendly and willing to help. The hotel includes a pool, but we did not have the time to take a swim. We ate at the comfortable restaurant one evening and we were rather pleased with the food that they served. Continue Reading

Lumbini Buddha Garden Resort

Lumbini Buddha Garden Resort  (Ranked #1 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Lumbini on Tripadvisor) is a lodge type resort where each guest gets an entire lodge to themselves. Located away from any town or village this resort is very calm and quiet, the views at night are spectacular. As there is no light pollution from nearby towns, many stars seen during a clear night, truly a sight to behold. Continue Reading

Zen Bed and Breakfast

After major flight delays, We arrived into Kathmandu, Nepal and was given a complementary airport transfer to Zen Bed and Breakfast in a local taxi, Hari (the owner) personally collected us. Hari, kept in touch via SMS and had no problem with our delay, we was not charged for the unused night we missed from our delay. Views: Zen Bed and Breakfast Rooftop by Kyle Welsby The B&B is located just off the main roads which allowed some peace from the busy vendors on the roads but right in the centre of Thamel allowing convenient access to everything. Continue Reading