After disembarking the Calypso Cruiser, we headed back towards Hanoi in the bus to board our flight to Hoi An. I was quite pleased to be heading somewhere that promised higher temperatures than we had experienced so far! We hopped on the short flight south and arrived at Danang airport at about 7pm before a … More Hoi An – I love you!
The night on the boat was very comfortable and we woke up bright and early for some yoga on deck – there is something truly magical about halong bay, it’s so peaceful and beautiful, the perfect place to practise a bit of yoga and meditation. Food wise today was to be a bit weird, they … More The party cave!
After a lovely afternoon in the spa in sapa we spent our second night on the overnight train which was a million times better than the first one and we all slept very well! We freshened up in our hotel and grabbed a quick brekkie (more cheese lol) and got on our rather swish bus … More Halong Bay
I am pleased to say that after a far from ideal 24 hours, I was thrilled to wake up feeling rather perky and ready to go! I had been so looking forward to this part of the trip with the hiking around the local villages and learning a bit about the local culture so I … More Village trekking
Tell me this, why are mums always right? Is there some sort of chamic change that happens in pregnancy which means that they suddenly develop the ability to just know EVERYTHING?! Anyway, mum told me to be careful of salad leaves before I came away. Being a vegetarian, I eat quite a lot of salad … More Sugar surfing with food poisoning
After a brilliantly long sleep (9pm – 7am!) we awoke ready for our first full day in Vietnam. Breakfast at the hotel offered a wide variety of both the usual western options as well as things like beef noodle soup. I stayed small with a couple of slices of pineapple, watermelon and dragon fruit and … More Leaving….on a midnight train to Sa Pa
I have now been in Vietnam for a total of 26 hours and it’s starting to feel real. The journey was super easy, quick connection in Singapore meant no faffing around and I was super pleased to keep my sugars below 10 for the whole journey which I felt was quite an achievement! On arrival … More Hectic Hanoi
The day is finally here, I realise I have been harping on about this for quite some time so I am sorry for those of you sick to the back teeth of it! Today, I am off to Vietnam and then Cambodia. I am booked on a tour starting in Hanoi, travelling down through Vietnam … More Vietnam here I come!
Now that beryl and I have been acquainted for over a month, I feel like I have got my basal rates pretty much sorted. I have three different ones set up, one for work days, one for weekend days and one for particularly active days (full days walking in the Lake District or expeditioning in … More Multiwave bolus – revolutionary!!!
We have now been in Iceland for 48 hours and are having a whale of a time… After a steamy start at the blue lagoon, our driver brought us into Reykjavik and dropped us off at our hotel for a quick freshen up before we headed out for dinner. I had been pleasantly surprised at … More Iceland – the low carb dream