Ha Long Bay was a huge disappointment and is probably top of the list of places I wish I hadn’t visited while travelling South East Asia.
The pictures look phenomenal and so a day trip from Hanoi, in which you’re promised an afternoon of cruising through the islands on a boat, having lunch and visiting a few sites, was on the top of my list of things to do.
In February I went to the home of the Full Moon Party, and in April I returned and had a very different experience. Deciding where to stay in Koh Phangan depends completely on what you want to get out of your trip there.
When I was invited on a press trip to experience “the other side of Benidorm” I have to admit, I was sceptical that such a thing existed. As a famous spots for ‘Brits abroad’, Google does it no favours. Search the news tab for this seaside spot in the south of Spain and you will find stories of drunken shenanigans (usually involving nudity).
Earlier this month I spent four days there and I cannot tell you how much beauty there is. Mountains frame the ocean, with natural beauty spots dotted around the town waiting for you to discover them.