Mexico has been high on my travel list for a few years and last September we finally headed off for a week in the beautiful sunshine and Caribbean sea. My main aim for the week was to relax in the sun with frozen cocktails & get myself ready for my new job that I would be starting on my return home the week after.
Chitchen Itza is one of the 7 modern wonders of the world; there was no way I could travel to all the way to Mexico and not make the effort to spend the day there. We took a break from the sun beds for one day & I am so glad that we did! Continue reading “Chichen Itza, Mexico”
We visited Phnom Penh twice on our trip through Cambodia, there’s lots to see and it’s a great place to stopover from or to Siem Reap or if you enter Cambodia from the Vietnam boarder. As the capital of Cambodia Phnom Penh it is a bustling city with lots of history as well as fantastic markets and highly rated restaurants for food and drink.
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Ho Chi Minh is amazing, but after a few days in the city I was eager to see more of Vietnam and explore the countryside. We originally booked a day trip to the Mekong Delta river for Boxing Day but it was cancelled due to the aftermath of a typhoon in the Philippines which was heading to Vietnam. Luckily the day trip went ahead on the following day and we could just about squeeze it into our schedule before heading to Cambodia. Continue reading “Take a day trip to the Mekong Delta!”
You have most likely heard of Saigon and perhaps Ho Chi Minh City too, but you might not have known that both are different names for the same city in Southern Vietnam. Before the trip I said I was visiting Ho Chi Minh City, but now that we’ve visited and spent time speaking to the locals I’d be more likely to say Saigon. Saigon was renamed to Ho Chi Minh City at the end of the Vietnam war, named after the communist leader who led the independence movement in Vietnam. Continue reading “10 Things to do in Saigon, Vietnam”
Cycling over Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito..
The Golden Gate bridge is one of the most famous landmarks of San Francisco and I am so pleased that we were advised to cycle over, it made our trip! Renting bikes is very popular in San Francisco and so is the route that we took starting at Fisherman’s Wharf and ending in the beautiful town the other side of the bridge, Sausalito. Continue reading “Golden Gate Bridge & Sausalito”
I couldn’t quite believe my luck when I was invited to Jamaica for a 3 nights, all-inclusive stay at the newly refurbished Sandals South Coast. I received this opportunity as part of my day job as an Affiliate Marketing Manager, and all I knew was that I would be travelling with a selection of people working in the same industry as me and the dates of the trip. Continue reading “Sandals South Coast: Jamaica”
During our Californian road trip it felt like everywhere we visited was building up to our visit to Yosemite National Park. When we finally arrived Yosemite was very impressive, it was by far the highlight of our California road trip! From the moment we arrived in the Yosemite area the whole experience felt surreal, there was outstanding beauty at every corner and striking backdrops all around. I couldn’t help myself, I took hundreds of pictures over the two days and nights, but everywhere is postcard perfect so it would have been rude not to! Continue reading “Cali Road Trip: Yosemite”
After changing our plans due to the mega landslide on the Californian coast at the time of our travels we had one night spare and needed a new destination to visit, we chose Santa Cruz and I’m so glad that we did. Our original plan was to drive down from Monterey to Cambria and then up to Yosemite National Park. However, with the road damage it was possible to still get to Cambria but it would have meant a 40+ mile diversion in land and no scenic coastal drive for us which would have been a huge shame. It turned out that our hotel booking in Cambria was the only hotel that hadn’t been paid for and we had no problems cancelling it – it was almost like it was meant to be! Continue reading “Cali Road Trip: Santa Cruz”
After our busy couple of days in San Francisco our road trip finally begun as we picked up our BMW 4 series convertible and hit the road. If you’ve been to San Francisco before you will already know how steep and abundant the hills are – thank god all of the cars are automatic, I would definitely not have been ready for those hill starts! Saying that I did leave all of the driving to James as he wasn’t daunted by driving on the other side of the road like I was. Our first overnight stop was in Monterey, an idyllic small fishing town around 2 and half hours from San Francisco. Continue reading “Cali Road Trip: Monterey & Carmel”