Siem Reap: 4 Excellent Reasons to Go

I’ve just spent over a week in Siem Reap, and it has been a total highlight of my South-East Asia experience. Allow me to explain… I am not really a city girl. I love the city that I grew up in, but let’s be honest – no place truly can beat Cape Town [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|Categories: Cambodia|Tags: , |

Food in Vietnam: An Overview

Food is one of the main reasons that people visit Vietnam. The food was absolutely amazing, and I’d never be able to cover it in one post. But I feel like I do need to write a bit about it now whilst it’s still fresh in my mind. So, without further a [...]

By | November 19th, 2016|Categories: Vietnam|Tags: , , |

KirstenTravels Website Launch

I have finally done it. I’ve created this website on my own! It’s taken a few months of brainstorming, YouTube tutorials, dreaming, and consulting others more experienced than me. But my first website is finally here, and I couldn’t be more excited t [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Other|

Skill #6: Watercolour Painting

"I'm not much of an artist." How many of us adults have thought this to ourselves, dismissing any form of creative ability within? It's so easy to look at others' masterpieces and simply resign ourselves to the belief that we will never be that 'tale [...]

By | October 23rd, 2016|Categories: Projects, Skills Exchange|Tags: , |

Sa Pa Trek

Whilst visiting Sa Pa, my housemate Ray and I wanted to do a walk to further immerse ourselves in the local culture and surrounding nature. When we arrived, local Hmong ladies all try to get you to book treks and accommodation with them. I allowed on [...]

By | September 29th, 2016|Categories: Vietnam|Tags: |

5 Tips to Drive a Motorbike in Vietnam

I have been living in Hanoi (Vietnam) for a while, and when driving on the roads there have been some things I've wished I had known before attempting these crazy streets! Hopefully these tips will prove useful when you come and experience this beaut [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: Vietnam|Tags: , , |