Homeward bound, after an incredible week in the Côte d'Azur, with my incredible #ClicquotRich family...
An hours flight out of Bali, followed by an adventurous 1.5 hour drive, you will reach an amazingly beautiful slice of paradise, also known as Nihiwatu resort, Sumba Island...
I have a theory when it comes to travel. All the best places to visit are the ones that take that extra effort to get to. Such is true of
I've enjoyed many visits to Bali (you can see my Bali Travel Guide
), but this trip was my first visit truly outside of the hustle and bustle and I absolutely LOVED it.
Sumba Island remains relatively uninfluenced by modernisation, with a beautiful and rich culture.
, where I was fortunate enough to stay on my visit, embraces and promotes the local culture, while providing visitors with a luxurious five-star escape.
is a calm and peaceful retreat, which feels like it is literally in the middle of no where (in the best possible way). From its beautiful modern interiors, to a vast array of activities on offer (hiking, to surfing to the must-try spa safari), no stone is left un-touched.
If you're looking for a rejuvenating escape from the traditional 'Bali' holiday, I highly recommend a visit to
Trust me, you won't leave disappointed.
Vietnam really is a magnificent country...
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to live and work in the North of Vietnam, in Hanoi, which was such a unique and eye opening experience.
On the second half of the tour I was able to explore more of the South of Vietnam, from Hoi An, to Hue.
An absolute highlight of the trip was my first visit to the beautiful and historic city of Hoi An.
Hoi An was so different to other parts of Vietnam I had experienced. It felt untouched and I loved the history weaved through the town's architecture, food and shopping. Hoi An, truly is a melting pot of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese culture.
The best way to get around is definitely by cycle, and a stroll through the markets after dark is a must. You will be treated to the most beautifully overwhelming display of colourful lanterns.
If you get the chance, a visit to Vietnam is a must. A country so vast and diverse, there is definitely something for everyone.