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My favourite thing to eat in Asia

My favourite thing to eat in Asia

One of my favourite dishes throughout South East Asia was fried morning glory, or Thai water spinach. It grows in abundance and so is a very cheap dish to buy if you are on a budget and eating out. So I was a little bit […]

The Cu Chi tunnels

The Cu Chi tunnels

One other place I visited from Ho Chi Minh City was the Cu Chi Tunnels. This is a big museum complex that gives you knowledge and experience of the life in the tunnels of the Viet Con during the Vietnam war. Now I am totally […]

Exploring the Mekong Delta

Exploring the Mekong Delta

From Ho Chi Minh city it is possible to travel for a day down to the Mekong Delta and get a little taste of life in that area. Life revolves around the water, fish is plentiful and it seems to be quite a lush and […]

Designing silver jewellery in Hoi An

Designing silver jewellery in Hoi An

When I travel I am constantly picking up bits and pieces of ephemera all the little bits no-one else wants. This could be receipts, scraps of paper or fabric, packaging, left over money or bits of plants to press anything that evokes that place for […]

A bunch of the most cheerful and enthusiastic people I’ve ever met!

A bunch of the most cheerful and enthusiastic people I’ve ever met!

For this leg of my travels I was travelling with G Adventures. I am very impressed with their ethos and style of travel. They also have projects all over the world that create work for local people and ensures that money from tourism goes back […]

The best tea house ever.

The best tea house ever.

Now I think everyone may have gathered by now I am a little obsessed with tea. I am currently sitting in a guest house in the mountains in Myanmar writing this having got the owner to find me boiling water so I could have a […]

Some things to see in Hoi An

Some things to see in Hoi An

Maybe because of its world heritage status Hoi An is very organised for tourist. You can buy one ticket to cover the six main attractions in town all walkable from each other and its not expensive costing four whole British pounds! I managed three of […]

The city of lanterns

The city of lanterns

Hoi An is a delightful city in central Vietnam. UNESCO made it a world heritage site in 1999 and it is clear why. The old town is a mixture of traditional architecture with a myriad of narrow streets to wander through which are designated as […]

A thoughtful end to my time in Hue

A thoughtful end to my time in Hue

Right at the end of my time in Hue I went to see the beautiful old Thien Mu Pagoda. It was built by one of the first Lords from the House of Nguyen (rulers of south Vietnam) in 1601. It towers on a hill over […]

Emperor Tu Duc’s Tomb

Emperor Tu Duc’s Tomb

Tu Duc was part of the Nguyen dynasty and the longest reigning Emperor of that period from 1848 – 1883. His tomb is in Hue and was designed by himself to make sure it was grand enough! To avoid any enemies digging him up his […]