• NotOldYet says:

    Wow that is an amazing experience and a great list of places. Ive never been to China but love Thailand and will likely head over to Vietnam later this year.

    • Vietnam is gorgeous, there’s so much history, I’m sure you’ll love it. Where about are you thinking of going?

      • NotOldYet says:

        Fab. We are likely to go to Hanoi to start and to be honest probably for a bit of relaxation as will be heading there from Hong Kong. Cambodia was another shout. I’ve not even started looking at what is there to see as I tend to leave that to the others who are much better with sites and history. Apparently flights and hotels are pretty cheap out from HK.

      • We did Ho Chi Min City and Phu Quoc, I don’t think I’ve ever been to such as gorgeous island resort as Phu Quoc. That was total relaxation and it was bliss 😊

      • NotOldYet says:

        That is definitely getting noted and I’ll have a look. I have family in Hong Kong so the trip is with a couple of them and some friends. They go quite often for sailing so should know it. Thanks Lucy!! 😊🙌

  • Ineya Hsu says:

    Fabulous post! When I used to travel with my friends around Europe I would get a bit nervous, but since I was good friends I felt safe. Yeap, back then with no smartphones and holding a tourist map, very common to get lost! But the beauty of getting lost is that we would discover these amazing local restaurants and hidden gems in the city. And make amazing memories together. So happy that you found the joy of traveling now!

    • Thanks so much for reading, it’s good to know I wasn’t the only one. I think travelling with friends makes a big difference and you’re totally right about finding the hidden gems that you didn’t plan for – I’m all for not have too rigid an itinerary!

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  • Anonymous says:

    Beautiful post! Sorry, it has taken me so long to read it. I went to Shanghai and had a similar life-changing experience. I identified with a lot of what you wrote. Wonderful to read. Thanks for sharing.

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