What to do in Da Nang

For the final leg of our two week trip in Vietnam, we decided to spend a few days relaxing in Da Nang. We spent four nights in Da Nang, staying at Funtastic Beach Hostel on the East side of the town. The reason we chose it was because it was a two minute walk to the…

Two days in Hue

Hue was one of my favourite cities in Vietnam. The city is split in two by the Perfume River and is the capital of the Nguyễn Dynasty. The house of Nguyễn were the last ruling family of Vietnam and ruled for 143 years, finishing in 1945, the same year that the second world war ended. Even though…

Halong Bay 3 Day Trip

During our trip to Vietnam, Eleanor and I spend 2 nights, 3 days on a trip around Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long bay and Lan Ha Bay. You can read more about it here I wanted to show you some of the amazing sites we saw during our trip.   The Hospital Cave is a…

Two days in Hanoi

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the second largest city. Situated in the north, 1000 miles from Ho Chi Minh City, the best way to reach it is by air. The flight takes just over 2 hours and is better than a 35 hour train ride! We flew from HCMC early morning arriving by…

Two week itinerary for Vietnam

Two Week Vietnam Itinerary If like me, you work full time and can’t just jet off for an unspecified amount of time, you probably only have two weeks to explore a new place. With this in mind, I thought I would let you know how I packed 7 major areas into just two weeks of…

Vegan pesto hors d’oeuvres

With world vegan month fast approaching (November) and Christmas just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about the festive period. In an effort to eat less meat, I took part in Veganuary 2018 and it absolutely debunked all the myths I had previously believed. It isn’t expensive, bland and boring. In fact,…

Vegan Filo Pesto Tarts

I love trying out new recipes and when Aldi challenged me to make a vegan centre plate dish I was so excited. I love the bright colours of the filling and it shows that vegan food is anything but boring! Find all the details below to create these perfect vegan filo pesto tarts: Ingredients: For…

24 hours in Tam Coc

From Hanoi, we travelled by train to Tam Coc. Travelling via train, it took 1hr 30 minutes and cost £5. There are multiple trains each day in both directions. Just a note, the train was late by over an hour. It seems Vietnamese public transport is a more lackadaisical affair than in Europe so be…

Chao Chao

Chao Chao is an oriental takeaway in West Bridgford, aiming to become the freshest, cleanest and greenest Southeast Asian takeaway you find out there in the market. I headed down last week to see what was on offer at this vibrant fast food restaurant. The place is incredibly fresh with a street food feel as…

Harts Restaurant – Nottingham

Hart’s Restaurant is somewhere I have always wanted to visit… in about 10 years time. The impression I have always had is that it is sophisticated fine dining that I will love, but not until I am older. I have no idea why I have this impression, maybe because whenever anyone tells me how much…

3 easy courgette recipes

3 Easy Courgette Recipes Courgettes are great for weight management because they are low in calories. Every 100 grams contains just 17 calories. Plus, this particular vegetable packs a lot of health benefits. The Guardian reports that courgettes are rich in Vitamin C as well as potassium, which is vital for managing blood pressure. Courgettes…

What would I do if I won the Lottery

Every now and then I have a feeling that my numbers may come up if I buy a Lottery ticket. They haven’t so far, but it never stops me daydreaming of what I would do if my 7 magical balls appeared and gave me instant Millionaire status. There are so many things I want to…