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After the urban madness of Vietnam, arriving in Luang Prabang’s minuscule airport had been the travel equivalent of going into solitary confinement.
Continue reading “Solitude And (A Little) Suffering In Luang Prabang”
City life at its rowdiest in Hanoi allowed me to make friends that shaped my life, while silent contemplation of its history brought me back down to earth.
Continue reading “From The Hanoi Hilton To Boozy Bia Hoi”
Lady Luck was with me for my final few days in Vietnam. The rain held off, I met some great people and my dhow was accidentally four star.
Continue reading “Accidental Luxury In Halong Bay, Vietnam”
The grey afternoon that hung heavily over Hue’s imperial city muted its colours but couldn’t dampen the immediate impact of its 300-year legacy.
Continue reading “Just Enough Time To Experience Ancient Hue”
Paper lanterns glowed orange and bounced about on the night air like fire flies on their singular summer outing.
Continue reading “Resisting The Urge To Linger In Hoi An”
Surrounding peaks drifted in and out of clouds like the subject of a camera lens struggling to find its focal point.
Continue reading “Gaining Perspective On Lang Biang’s Summit In Vietnam”
Vietnam’s slender shape, like a singular rose wilting away from the edges of the South China Sea, lends itself to linear travel.
Continue reading “The Challenge And Reward Of Covering Distance In Vietnam”
Border days are the final exams of the traveller’s world. If you don’t revise, you won’t be able to move forwards.
Continue reading “I Broke Rule Number One In Ho Chi Ming City”
For most of us, hesitant acceptance of the atrocities that the Khmer Rouge regime inflicted on its people is the closest we’ll ever get to comprehension.
Continue reading “Remembering History In Phnom Penh, Cambodia”
On farmland near the small fishing town of Kampot, dusty paths ran poker straight around the edges of fields like grouting in between bright green bathroom tiles.
Continue reading “Roads To Nowhere On Cambodia’s Coast”