How to Cross the Road in Vietnam

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You’re in Ho Chi Minh City. You stop at an intersection. You need to cross the road. But there’s no little green man to send you across… And the zebra crossings? Don’t even think about it – no drivers pay attention to those. The motorbikes are coming at you as a never-ending mass of noisy, impatient riders. How do you …

Hsi Paw Trek: An Alternative

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In planning a trip to Myanmar, you hear a few tales about the difficulties travellers have with transport… With accommodation… With money… Or, well, generally with everything. It’s this country that hasn’t been in the centre of tourism for all that long, and isn’t yet set up for handling the number of us making our way into the country. I …

Packing List – Cycling Vietnam

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The inevitable question with a holiday looming – what do I pack? It became even more of a challenge when I was preparing myself for a solo cycle across Vietnam. Not only was I not a cyclist (so didn’t have the faintest clue what to bring for the bike), but I needed to keep the weight down because the fact …

Batu Bolong – The Jewel of Komodo

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It’s the jewel of the ocean in Komodo National Park. Most people come here knowing they want to dive it, and I can’t imagine the site would ever disappoint. It is, of course, Batu Bolong. With just a small section showing it’s location above sea level – a “hollow rock” giving it it’s name – Batu Bolong sits along the …

Divemaster – the “who”, “when” and “where”

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For me, the choice of “who”, “when” and “where” to do my Divemaster Training (DMT) was relatively simple. Generally, it comes down to just a handful of points.   1. Geographical location   2. Intended dates   3. Course length   4. Dive company You may consider other factors, but for me, these were the main ones. Geographical Location Geographical …