There's a lot to love about travelling in Vietnam, which stretches from the soaring mountains and fascinating ethnic groups of the north to the endless rice paddies and vibrant waterways of the Mekong Delta in the south, with more than 3000km of glorious coastline in between.
Mauritius has a unique identity. Visited by the Portuguese in the early 1500s, and subsequently colonised by the Dutch, French and British, its long history includes an influx of slaves and immigrants from Africa, India and the Far East.
Sapa is a mountainous town in Northen Vietnam where you write poem, have your cameras on for most of your time, cheer over a community wine pot, learn to appreciate indigenous culture or just to escape Hanoi heat and city noise.
Thailand evokes images of serene beaches, ancient temples and delicious coffee. OK, not so much the latter – yet – but this country has a growing coffee industry and caffeine-seekers can find a cup of jo basically everywhere.