Kennedy

Hanoi

Hanoi is a colder city, you see residents walking around in coats, jumpers and jeans (when to be honest, it wasn’t even cold, just cooler than the rest of Vietnam as it is in the North. Maybe 22 degrees). I’m not sure if it’s all year round, I know it will get warmer, but in …

Kennedy

Hỏa Lò Prison – Hanoi

This is a must-see life experience if you’re visiting Hanoi. Definitely not a happy place to be but I think that it’s something you just need to do when you’re there. It’s the remains of a prison which was used by the French Colonists for political prisoners. The majority of the prison was destroyed back …

Kennedy

Huc Bridge – Hanoi

Whilst in Hanoi we visited the famous Huc Bridge which is set on the beautiful Hoán Kien Lake. It’s a small red footbridge which takes you from the main pavement to Jade Island where the Jade Temple is. This lake and bridge is especially pretty when lit up in the evenings or around sunset. If …

Kennedy

Halong Bay

Who could travel to Hanoi or even any part of Northern Vietnam and not indulge themselves in Halong Bay? The natural stone islands were the perfect to film Kong: Skull Island but it’s also the perfect place for anyone who wants to take time out and enjoy a gift from Mother Nature. I ventured out …

Kennedy

My Tailor Made PJ’s

Hoi An is very well known for its tailoring services. The people of Hoi An can make any item of clothing or shoes, made to fit you and only you, in just a couple of days. I took advantage of this and had some PJs made. I had seen some silky ones online I liked …

Kennedy

The Lanterns of Hoi An

Lanterns. They light up Hoi An at night, make it picturesque and is a large part of the city’s history. When wandering around the little streets of the Old Town you’ll never be short of a view of hanging lanterns above. Bright, beautiful colours and hand painted patterns beam out light to the streets. I was …

Kennedy

Hoi An Photography Tour

Whilst in Hoi An, we were fortunate enough to be part of a photography tour which took us inside the houses of local Vietnamese people, through their ancient fish markets and through their community again, this is another experience I’ll never forget. I took some amazing photos (for the amateur photographer that I am) and …

Kennedy

Diving in Bali

The North part of Bali is famous for snorkelling and scuba diving so this was added to my ‘must-do’ list and we made it happen. I went with the other volunteers, five of us in total but only three of us scuba dived. The travel to the North of the Island took four hours by …