Road Rules of Vietnam – They Exist

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All up I spent about four months in Vietnam – much of that time spent either on my bicycle or on a scooter. Arguably, compared to the tourists who pass through for just a handful of days and up to a month, you could say I’m a bit of an “expert” on the road rules of the country. But lets …

Sunset Views from Mount Hpar Pu

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Heading out of the hostel, a wave of hot air washed over me. Walking past the small daily market and taking a left towards the river, I was searching for two “lions” that marked the spot where I should find the boat across to Mount Hpar Pu. I’d had a lazy day inside after a restless overnight bus journey that …

A Week in the Life Of… Week 27

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Well, I haven’t moved far this week. From a relaxing couple of days in Bangkok, I took an overnight bus down to Ranong (where the little bout of sickness I had last week surfaced again just as we pulled in along those winding roads). From there, I jumped on a speed boat, disembarking on a little island known as Koh …

Bagan Pagodas

Photo Blog – Bagan: Temples, Pagodas and Stupas. Oh, my!

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After getting sick when I arrived in Bagan, I had two days of pagoda hopping left to me (and – as always – a desire not to miss any of the good sights). With the extreme heat nudging above 40 degrees every day, I decided I wanted to get it all done before lunch (meaning I could escape into air …

Plan your own Inle Lake Boat Tour. Here’s why.

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I’ll get straight to the point – if you plan your own boat tour, you’re going to enjoy the whole experience so much more. If you don’t, you’ll be herded around – one of hundreds of other tourist boats – to all the same sights. You’ll see the same people over and over again. You’ll constantly be pressured into buying …