A Life Of Travel

What Thirty One Hours On A Vietnamese Train Is Really Like

Hour One Boarding is fine. A bit of a scrum through the turnstiles, a bit of a shock to find an elderly Vietnamese couple making themselves comfortable in our little cabin for two. There are apologies and head nods from all sides as they move to the four berth cabin...

Why I Won’t Miss Saigon

We had been in Vietnam approximately two hours. 120 minutes, from plane to dusty pavement. That’s how long it took for me to get mugged. It was over in seconds. One minute we were walking hand in hand, past rainbow coloured plastic stools, weary street sellers and...

Walking Back to Happiness

  I am done. I am wet and cold and thoroughly pissed off. It is day 6 and we have now realised we have another 5km to walk, and I don’t want to. More than that, I refuse to. I’ll sit here all night if I have to, that’s how angry I am. You see, we have already...

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