This leg of the Vietnam trip was meant to start in Hoi An, but unfortunate timing in a lot of places meant a brief stay in Da Nang was the only affordable option before heading down to Hoi An… then back up through Da Nang to Hue.
So you wanted to see the beautiful beaches Thailand has to offer and live the island life, but you needed the company of other tourists and as many home luxuries as possible. Great! I hate travel snobbery, and am a firm believer that comfort is king when travelling. People often complain that Koh Samui is too developed and lacks culture, but if you’re visiting to chill out and enjoy the beach, you won’t be disappointed!
Split is a magnificently beautiful city with a rich history… so here’s what I learned when I came here and saw nothing but bars…
Essaouira has grown on me. My first visit was one of confusion and my lack of preparation left me wondering why I was there. It felt like a small, windy and boring Marrakech, but it’s actually so much more.