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An idiots guide to a comfortable trip in Vietnam

An idiots guide to a comfortable trip in Vietnam

An idiots guide to a comfortable trip in Vietnam Having survived a month in Vietnam I thought it might be useful to give people a few tips on safety and comfort. The traffic roulette and especially all the scooters is…

Phnom Penh food tour

Phnom Penh food tour

Urban Forage Food tour One of the highlights of our visit to Phnom Penh was a night-time food tour with Urban Forage. It was great fun exploring the city and eating bugs as well as other delicacies. My wife booked…

The Silk Queen a lovely place to stay in Hanoi

One of our best decisions was to choose the Silk Queen Hotel in Hanoi to start our month long trip in Vietnam. We stayed for a total of nine nights. The hotel was in the heart of the Old Quarter…

An idiots guide to getting an Indian visa in Vietnam

An idiots guide to getting an Indian visa in Vietnam On our year-long travel we are visiting India. We had to wait till we were nearer India before getting our visas as the Indian visa starts when issued. This means…

A City with 2 names and a Beach – Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang

A City with 2 names and a Beach – Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang

What a week! Fire and water shooting dragon bridge, a beach with the locals, and a city steeped in the last centuries’ wars.

An idiots guide on how to get a Vietnamese Visa online?

An idiots guide on how to get a Vietnamese Visa online? We decided to get our visa for Vietnam while we were in Thailand. I also decided to write this blog because I bumped into so many people that were…

Where to stay in Hoi An?

Getting to Hoi An There are three main ways of getting to Hoi An. If you are coming from Hue then you can hire a car which we did and have several stops on the way to admire the scenery.…

Last two weeks in Vietnam and meeting the oldest letter writer in the world

Last few weeks in Vietnam Due to weak wifi it has been difficult to write a blog, happily at our current hotel that is not a problem. On our third week in Vietnam we chilled out for a week at…