Vietnam by train

With its fascinating history, vibrant cities, stunning views and delicious food, Vietnam is a traveller’s dream from top to bottom (or bottom to top in my case). I had a 30 day visa and intended to use every moment possible to explore this incredible county. To get around I pretty much exclusively used Vietnam’s brilliant […]

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Angkor Wat: a true wonder

“It never normally rains at this time of year sir, perhaps you’d like to buy a poncho?” It wasn’t meant to be like this. I had planned the ultimate Instagram photo and it involved a 3:45am alarm and the sun rising above the main temple at Angkor with me snapping away whilst elbowing the other […]

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Luang Prabang: the star of the show

Admittedly my first interactions with Luang Prabang were far from perfect. My arrival at 10:30pm after a seven hour bus journey was followed by heading straight to A&E to treat a broken hand. These aren’t the picture-postcard moments associated with this UNESCO World Heritage Site, but after a few painkillers, a long sleep and a […]

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