After getting over the initial shock of having most moments in the day planned out for you, I discovered that I actually really enjoy being on a cruise. Every single meal was exquisite – a medley of Vietnamese and French fusion food. We always came away feeling like our stomachs were about to explode, no … More “No, you have to eat all 7 courses”
One member of the family – who shall not be named – has a snore that is basically thunder. On holidays we usually enforce a sleeping rota to ensure that everyone gets at least one good night sleep every few days. Last night it was my turn with the snorer. I’m not sure what was … More A night in the bath
The boat pulled into a sheltered area of Ha Long Bay to moor for the night. We were able to enjoy the stunning sunset over the rocky outcrops of limestone. We were blown away. Well, three of us were at least. There was a distinct air of discontent radiating from dad. “I’ve been lied to! … More I should have got an Oscar!
“STOKIEEEEEEEE!! HELP MEEE!!” That was something that we came to hear again and again throughout our first day exploring Hanoi. The traffic in Vietnam is infamous and we found out firsthand. Everytime you crossed the street, it felt like you were putting your life on the line as an army of motorcycles charged towards you. … More Stop fondling my passion fruits!
Train Journey: Hong Kong to Hanoi 7:20-9:30 HK – Guangzhou 11:20-3:30 Guangzhou – Nanning 18:10-05:30 Nanning – Hanoi We knew we were in trouble when mum got caught trying to smuggle 6 boiled eggs into China and got taken aside for questioning. But that was only the beginning. In the race against time between our … More Where can I give my bribe?
Every year is the exact same story. No, not even every year, every single holiday. The night-before-the-holiday-packing-row. The dreaded night is finally upon us and the house is filled with shouting and screeching. “Where are my favourite shorts?”, “Why couldn’t you pack earlier?”, “Why do you have to bring so many bags? – I will … More Packing Tantrums