I want to carry on with this adventure and tell you about what we got up on this leg of our journey.
From Sa Pa we moved down the coast to probably one of my favourite places on our trip – Da Nang. It was probably the biggest surprise for me – a long coast with a beaches not touched yet by tourists, but with golden sand and a blue sea. There are signs that the city will not be the same in the next couple of years (the sky-high hotels that are being built atm) but when we were there it was blissful. We had long walks on the beach, scooter rides everywhere and the best veggie burger I’ve ever had at Tam’s restaurant!
I’m not even a big burger fan, but this was the best thing I’ve ever had! The woman is a legend and if you end up in Da Nang (which you should) I suggest you get yourself to Tam’s to hear all about her amazing history!
I realise now that March was quite a packed month for us! We then moved into Hoi An, which again was wonderful. Long market streets, with beautiful lanterns everywhere and it helped that we stayed in a villa surrounded by rice fields. From here we travelled to the most southern place in Vietnam, and we played cards and had ice-cold coffee by the beach.
We moved into Kuala Lampur, Malaysia next for a couple of days – a city full of life, cultural mix and also a very clean place. I loved the mix of China town and also the Indian part, intertwined with the Muslim culture.
End of March, moving into April and we are in Bali! My favourite place on this adventure so far. Of course we started the adventure in Ubud. And it was all beautiful – the people (probably the most welcoming culture ever), the sunsets, the rice fields, the food, the bustling centre.
There, I went so, so close to the first waterfall I have ever seen, I went to a couple of yoga classes at the famous Yoga Barn where amazingly Sam joined me too! It was so awesome to have him there and share this part of my life with him.
Probably the highlight of everything was waking up at 1am to go on a volcano hike! All of it was surreal, hard work, probably quite dangerous, but it was so worth it – I saw the most beautiful sunrise and touched the rocks of a volcano that could erupt at any point again! Let me tell you, the view from 1700 metres above ground is pretty damn good, my friends!
What followed the next couple of days were more sunsets, more temples, the ocean and the realisation that I really want to go back to Bali.
I feel like this was just a glimpse of this amazing adventure that we had last year, I came back with over 10,000 photos on my phone so you can imagine it was a very hard decision which photos to post!