48 Hours In Hoi An

Hoi An is one of those places I could visit again and again and it would never lose its magic. Known for its ancient town, canals and architecture, its a town where “That’s so pretty” can be heard in an array of languages. I feel very lucky to have been able to visit 3 times so far and will be embarking on my 4th time in May when my friends Felix and Shiv visit.

I love revisiting places and seeking out the hidden spots I missed before, and believe me, there’s always hidden gems to be found in Vietnam. The landscape of cafe’s and restaurants change constantly, it’s hard to keep up with.

Continuing my series of bullet stop itineraries for the traveller or holiday makers looking to get the most out of their trip to Vietnam on a tight schedule. Here is the 48 hour Hoi An guide!

Hanoi – Winter travel tips.

So, you chose the winter season to visit Hanoi? Maybe you didn’t read the weather forecast, or maybe you’re just a sadist. Whichever it is, you’ll find here my tips for visiting Hanoi in winter. Despite my disdain for grey weather, it does allow you to move about the city comfortably without feeling like you need air conditioning on you constantly. Hanoi is a bustling and fun city no matter the weather, there will always be plenty to do and see.

Korean inspired 10 Step Skincare Routine

I’ve always loved and respected the wonders of skin care. Ever since turning 13, like most teenagers, my skin became a constant problem all the way up into my early 20’s. By now you may have heard of the 10 step Korean skincare routine. I felt living in Hanoi made my skin a little dull, so in pursuit of that ‘Glass skin’ look, I’d seen on so many beauty K Pop artists I decided to try the 10 steps out. After researching the ingredients, I realised I could still use my Western products and just fill in the gaps where needed. I’ve been sticking to this routine for a month now and the results are pretty amazing.