Discovering dragons and pearls in Halong Bay

Visiting the colossal limestone formations of Halong Bay in Vietnam has been on my bucket list for a few years now, so when I had the opportunity to go recently, I was on that plane quicker than you can say “check in”! A flight from Bangkok to Hanoi took just under two hours. There were…

Horn-happy in Hanoi

The advice my taxi driver gave me when I arrived in Hanoi was to “just close your eyes and go for it.” No, he wasn’t giving me some great life-speech – he was telling me how to negotiate my way across the hundreds of locals driving purposefully on their scooters around Vietnam’s vivacious capital.  …