TRAVEL GUIDES AND THRU HIKES
John and Emma are a travelling couple, hiking and exploring the world together. We write about long-distance hiking, cities and any adventures we find. Bringing you “really useful travel guides.” Simple as that.
Who are Lotus Eaters Travel?
Emma is an avid writer, yogi, travel planning guru and enjoys good eating with red wine in beautiful places. John is the chief strategist of Lotus Eaters Travel, lover of Lebanese food and the middle east, chess geek and spontaneous adventurer.
TWO DAYS IN HANOI: HOW TO SPEND 48 HOURS IN THE VIBRANT VIETNAMESE CITY. Hanoi, the alluring capital of Vietnam, is a city that seamlessly merges the ancient with the contemporary. Its picturesque ancient quarters, tranquil lakes, and lively markets make Hanoi a fascinating destination to explore. This two-day itinerary is designed to showcase the… Read more
Ho Chi Minh city is our favourite city in Vietnam. Whilst we were there, we took time to explore Ho Chi Minh’s night markets with their amazing range of goods and delicious foods. In this article we examine the night market locations, products for sale in this guide to the night markets of Ho Chi… Read more
Night markets, the heartbeat of Hanoi’s nocturnal charm, beckon locals and travelers alike to on a sensory journey through the city’s culinary and cultural wonders. This is our guide to the night markets on Hanoi Vietnam. What night markets are located in Hanoi? While there are numerous smaller night markets in Hanoi we’ve set out… Read more
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The Camino de Santiago
Read our really useful guides and tips for the Camino de Santiago, including preparation, route guides and packing lists. Find all our posts on The Camino Santiago here.
5 BEST PILGRIMAGE ROUTES IN EUROPE TO WALK RIGHT NOW. Are you looking for a life changing experience? Many people choose to walk a pilgrimage at some point in their lives. Whether this is for religious or spiritual reasons, to meet people, as a personal challenge or just for fun. But not all pilgrimage routes… Read more
THE SUPREME CAMINO PACKING LIST: All your Camino packing list questions answered. A successful pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago starts with packing. It may not sound important, but it is vital. We call this the supreme Camino packing list, because it really is. Our Camino packing list has been tried, tested and refined. We’ve… Read more
Walking or cycling the Camino de Santiago is one of the most life changing experiences you can have. Each day, waking up and knowing that you’ve got an amazing day of walking ahead of you and that with each step you are edging closer to Santiago de Compostela is a great feeling. In summer 2022,… Read more
YOGA for Hiking
The course is designed with long-distance hikers in mind. A bespoke yoga course for anyone who regularly hikes or is looking to train for a multi-day hike, such as the Camino de Santiago.
Through your yoga journey with Lotus Eaters Yoga downloadable yoga classes will help you target the main muscle groups required for hiking. We will focus on mobility, stability and strength. Find our more.
Saint Olavs Way
Often referred to as the Norwegian Camino, this 600+km hike from Oslo to Trondheim, has epic scenery, fresh lakes and empty countryside for miles around. Find all our posts on Saint Olavs Way here.
We recently had a huge adventure and walked the Norwegian Camino from Oslo to Trondheim. The walk from Oslo to Trondheim is chockablock with epic scenery, wonderful accommodation and all highlights of Norway that you can imagine. This guide provides an overview of the route, including daily stages and can be read alongside our other… Read more
We recently had the amazing adventure of walking the Norwegian Camino from Oslo to Trondheim. Based on our experience, here are our twenty top tips for walking the St Olav’s Way. One: Plan your route a day or two in advance You don’t need to plan every single day of your Norwegian Camino, but it… Read more
We recenty hiked 600km in Norway and camped almost every night for three weeks, both at campsites and wild camping. Before arriving in Norway we were not sure about the camping situation and what to expect, but honestly it was such a wonderful experience we would recommend to everyone. Here is a guide to camping… Read more