• Asia
  • In Bangkok for the King of Thailand’s Birthday

    Park on the King of Thailand's Birthday

    With the recent passing of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, there has been a lot of coverage about the country’s public mourning and the way it has affected tourists. There have also been plenty of travel blogs on the situation, including this insightful one by Travel Lexx on Why You Shouldn’t Cancel Your Trip To Thailand After King’s […]

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  • Scammed in Hanoi with One Shoe

    I had just arrived back into Hanoi on an overnight train from Sapa, where I had been hiking through the region’s famed rice terraces. The train ride hadn’t been comfortable and I had only managed at most an hour’s sleep. That morning I was meant to set off for Halong Bay, but bad weather had postponed […]

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  • Top 5 Things to do in Vietnam

    After quitting my job in Canberra back in October of 2014, my first destination in Vietnam felt like an exotic choice. I allowed myself 4 weeks to explore the country from North to South and it turned out to be a memorable experience with some wonderful moments. I now consider Vietnam to be one of my […]

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  • Elsewhere: Da Lat, Vietnam

    Golden Buddha, Da Lat

    Slice of Alpine France in the mountain forests of Vietnam mostly free from western tourists and surrounded by natural beauty. Da Lat, or Dalat, is a city found in the wooded highlands of South Vietnam. It’s proximity to Ho Chi Minh City led to it becoming a holiday retreat for the French during their occupation. […]