Opening up my twitter application on my iPhone, a message awaited me from Brendan of @TheTravelPop, a good travel blogger friend of mine, and my mouth dropped:
— The Travel Pop! (@TheTravelPop) September 16, 2013
I couldn’t believe it. I was named The Blog of Week in TNT (The News and Travel) Magazine aimed at Australians, New Zealanders and South Africans living in the UK. It was the first magazine to reach readers via distribution bins in key areas across London. It was also available from pubs, hostels, travel agents and, later, internet cafes.
But I was ecstatic, it was my first blog that I submitted to TNT and already I was being featured as their blog of the week in the thousands of magazines that was scattered around TNT. As you expect, I’m pretty chuffed myself. If you want to read more about my blog post featuring Hoi An of Vietnam, read below to find out more:
What to Do in Hoi An, Vietnam
Without a doubt, Hoi An is my favourite Vietnamese…scratch that…South East Asian destination.
Treated as just a stop-over originally in my Vietnam travels in May 2012, I soon fell in love with the place and stayed on longer than expected.
Why was Hoi An so awesome?
Set on the coast of the South China Sea, Hoi An is recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage site that preserves an example of a South-East Asian trading port dating back to the 15th Century. The beautiful buildings and its quirky street plan definitely shows the influences that both the locals and foreigners placed upon this sleepy city to combine together into a must place to stay. Drinking a hot Vietnamese coffee (it’s delicious, trust me) in one of the open courtyards is further enhanced as you gaze admiringly at the unique architecture making you feel you are in a special place…