The Bartizan Galle: A Step Back in Time

The Bartizan Hotel encapsulates what Galle is famous for – it’s colonial past. The building was  an old Dutch structure that has now been carefully renovated to a boutique hotel while keeping the original architectural elements intact. Perched peacefully at the edge of the Indian ocean, it felt like stepping back in time, somewhere where life was going on a slower pace. We stayed in … Continue reading The Bartizan Galle: A Step Back in Time

Going on a 12 hour trek in Sapa when you hate trekking

Sapa is a small rural town located in northern Vietnam, famous for its many, many rice fields, breath-taking mountainous range and relaxed atmosphere. After a long bus journey from Hanoi, I was greeted by a vivid sunrise as I stepped off the bus into Sapa. Unsure what to do or where to go though I was happy to finally stretch my legs. There were several … Continue reading Going on a 12 hour trek in Sapa when you hate trekking