Carnival – two very different celebrations

Carnival – two very different celebrations

In many parts of the world around this time of the year carnival in some form or other is taking place and here I’m going to tell you about two very different carnival celebrations.  Originally associated with a big blow out before the restrictions of Lent,...
24 hours in Hanoi

24 hours in Hanoi

It’s 4 pm and you’ve arrived in Hanoi for a 24 hour visit.  You’re staying in the middle of the Old Town, in the midst of the chaotic, noisy, vibrant heart of the city and you’ve just checked into your hotel.  You’ve only got 24 hours here, so it’s time to hit the...
16 days in Vietnam

16 days in Vietnam

Since we returned from our trip to Vietnam I’ve been asked over and again to write down our itinerary as friends who followed along on Facebook were impressed by how much we managed to see in just over 2 weeks and others just want to know where we went.  I won’t go...
Hoi An: the very best of Vietnam?

Hoi An: the very best of Vietnam?

Xin chào quý khách*…. unless this is the first time you’re reading my blog or you’ve had your head buried in the sand during the last few weeks I think you’ll probably be aware that I’ve recently been to Vietnam with my family on a trip that practically took on...

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