Hanoi – Vietnam

Hanoi – Vietnam

The northernmost stop on our tour of Vietnam was Hanoi, Vietnam's capital city.  I had heard great things about it - from its fascinating history to the fact that it has a diverse array of influences, including Vietnamese, Chinese and French.   If I'm honest, the first thing that struck me about Hanoi was the traffic - I found the roads utterly petrifying.  We first ventured out during what we soon learned was rush hour, so we were thrown headlong into the chaos.  It made walking around the city somewhat of an ordeal, at least it was for me. ...

Hanoi – Vietnam

Hanoi – Vietnam

The northernmost stop on our tour of Vietnam was Hanoi, Vietnam's capital city.  I had heard great things about it - from its fascinating history to the fact that it has a diverse array of influences, including Vietnamese, Chinese and French.   If I'm honest, the...

Life Lately #2

Life Lately #2

First of all, welcome to my new website, KeytaHawkins.com! You may be familiar with my old website, The Wayfarer, which I had written since 2014. I suppose a lot can change in 5 years, including me. For some time now I've felt that things needed an update and so I...

20 Stories – Manchester

20 Stories – Manchester

Since I moved to Manchester fairly recently, I’ve been keen to try more of the city’s restaurants.  It’s an exciting time for Manchester right now, with so many new bars and restaurants popping up.  20 Stories was one place in particular that I had on my list, after...

Luxury Lust List #1

Luxury Lust List #1

Today’s deep and meaningful blog post comes in the form of my current luxury wishlist. In all seriousness, I really like having a ‘lust list’ because I find it motivating. It’s nice to have something in mind to save for and treat yourself to, for a special occasion or...