Smartphones and my own iphone have become the norm for travellers, saving much time and great hassle from trying to find a place to stay to using Tuk-tuks at the real price instead of a disgustingly overinflated one. The Booking.com app has been a lifesaver for me on both of my trips, not only enabling … Continue reading You filthy stink!
There have been many moments throughout my trip where a smile or a laugh has been smacked on my face out of the blue! This particular moment I found endearing because the lady was so lovely! I was wondering around looking upward in search of historical buildings, in this case the rooftop of my previous … Continue reading Lovely moments! 😃
I remember the only thing in history class that held my attention was the Vietnam war. Unfortunately I only knew of an extremely filtered and skewed view. Doesn’t look much does it? So many walk by without a clue as to what this is! As I’m in the country I’ve been doing quite a bit … Continue reading Seeking through Saigon.
Hello from Vietnam, or as Robin Williams so famously put it in his role as war radio DJ: Gooooooooooooooood Morniiiiiiiiiiiing Viet naaaaaaaaaaam! Although any pedant would pick out my error in my comparison, I think you get my point! I write this from Ho Chi Minh City aka Saigon, as the locals still call it. … Continue reading Scooter swarms and road crossing in S–S–S–S Saigon.
I love animals, and on my journey I’ve seen both good and sadly bad. Today I’m writing about the good, especially with regard to when I become a friend and not by my choice but being chosen! This little fella decided to join us at the hostel yesterday evening. As usual I showed the guy … Continue reading Travel Pal™
I’ve seen this a lot, but this one beats them all ... so far. Now I know that the moped or scooter is THE way to travel in Asia but there have been far too many times I’ve bore witness to some insanely dangerous uses. These have ranged from a family of 6 (2 adults … Continue reading Max Power!
At 32°C outside, rooms like this become an oven — the moment I saw the contraption above my head, I realised it's simple genius! 😃 ❄️