One of the first things you will notice about Vietnam is the number of motor bikes. 37 million of them, according to the department that registers them. So the thought of bicycling around through the mayhem on the streets may fill you with trepidation despite wanting to tick cycling in Vietnam off on your bucket list like me. In fact, you may be so scared, you may be tempted to go with a specialised tour despite being on a tight budget. I’m here to tell you a DIY Cycling Tour of Hoi An is not as frightening as you may think.
Born With a Suitcase is specifically aimed at enabling ordinary families to travel on a budget which means going to your destination fully independent. An organised tour will cost you double the price and you won’t have complete control over where you go and what you do. An independent trip is fully customisable however, the planning process can be daunting, not to mention arduous, yet hugely rewarding and exciting. Continue reading
You could be forgiven for assuming the main attraction in Victoria Falls is the waterfall itself. While the thunderous might of the falls certainly are impressive, it’s no comparison to experiencing my lifelong dream whilst in town. At the tourist centre on the main street, the staff offer a variety of adventure tours ranging from bungy jumping off the Victoria Falls bridge to rafting the Zambezi River. My ‘adventure’ days have been and gone and I am hoping there is something more sedate. Adorning the walls are posters of cute lion cubs and immediately I flash back to my favourite childhood movie Born Free. It’s based on naturalist, Joy Adamson’s love of working with lions and in no time I excitedly rush back to camp clutching a Walking With Lions brochure. Continue reading