Hanoi-ed?

Our first day in Hanoi, we had actually been meant to go onto Halong Bay but due to some bad weather our tour was swapped around a little and we went for a bike ride instead of doing that after Ha Long Bay. I didn't take many photos of this bike tour as I found … Continue reading Hanoi-ed?

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Didn’t Take My Breath A-Huế

Admittedly by this point in our travels we were perhaps becoming slightly travel weary, in fact I think it was while we were in Hue that we actually decided to take a travel break, so perhaps due to that or perhaps due to other factors I wasn't terribly impressed with Hue. The night we arrived … Continue reading Didn’t Take My Breath A-Huế

It Has Been A While

I have not written a blog in months now. I have been retraining and doing things that don't really belong on this blog, but I had thought I could keep this up during it, but that was really too much. So things have settled down a little now and I am hopefully back, to at … Continue reading It Has Been A While

Take Me Back To Hoi An

We arrived to Hoi An fairly late at night, however when we did arrive we were pleasantly surprised at the hotel. The hotel itself was a rather lovely building but when we got to our room we found it had been prepared in such a way to make it feel special. There were flowers on … Continue reading Take Me Back To Hoi An

Matsumoto Museum

We didn't visit many traditional museums on our Asia trip. We did visit a number that were part of a historical building or dedicated to a specific purpose (such as the Genocide Museum in Cambodia), but very few that were more general. However I mentioned in a previous blog that as part of our ticket … Continue reading Matsumoto Museum

Good Morning Vietnam

We had the good fortune, being British citizens, that we were able to visit Vietnam without having to pay for a visa for 15 days. Now, we were all for visiting for free, but in order to avoid paying to stay any longer and ensure that we saw everything we wanted to we decided to … Continue reading Good Morning Vietnam

Castles But Not As We Know Them

We visited three castles while we were in Japan: Hiroshima, Himeji and Matsumoto Castle. While they were all different from one another what struck me the most is how different they are in concept from the European style castles I grew up with. To start with they are predominantly made of wood, where as European … Continue reading Castles But Not As We Know Them

An Interesting Border Crossing

I am afraid I have no pictures for this blog, even the feature picture is one from the free picture gallery. But our border crossing from Cambodia to Vietnam was such an interesting experience I thought I would share it. We started out by leaving our hostel on time instead of early as we had … Continue reading An Interesting Border Crossing

A Brief Exploration Of Nagano

Before visiting we had only really heard of Nagano as the venue for the Winter Olympics and as such we had only planned a rather short stop here, mostly as a base from which to see snow monkeys and Masumoto Castle. However we found Nagino to be a lovely city which we would quite happily … Continue reading A Brief Exploration Of Nagano

Pods, Palace And A Prince

I have already written about some of the less pleasant, but probably more important sites we vitised while in Phnom Penh, however we did do a few other things while they were there which I would still like to share with you. First off, I want to talk about the hostel we stayed in, Eighty8 … Continue reading Pods, Palace And A Prince