A day in Digbeth

Considering Birmingham is less than 90 minutes away on the train, it is a city that I rarely get to explore. It’s a shame as there is so much to do and see in and around the city centre. I thought I’d jump on the train last weekend and explore an area of Birmingham that…

A weekend in Dublin

A couple of months ago I was getting itchy feet and wanted to explore a Dublin again for the second time. The first time was 10 years ago and I felt I was overdue a visit. I popped a post on Facebook asking my friends if anyone fancied a short weekend break to Ireland and…

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…

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…