Bangkok: finally, less mopeds! Having visited Bangkok briefly last year as the start and end point of my Thailand trip, I was worried I might have seen all the good bits already and find myself bored second time around. Oh how wrong I was! You might say it should have been obvious, given the … Continue reading Back to Bangkok: Street Food and Shopping
The Royal Palace Phnom Penh is absolutely enormous, and has everything from dirt-cheap street food to Dominos Pizza, bustling markets to shopping malls and all the madness you'd expect of a massive city in southeast Asia. I'm not sure if it's easier to cross the road here than in Vietnam, or if it just feels … Continue reading Things to do in Phnom Penh
The Han River, Da Nang city centre. I'll warn you in advance, this is going to go on a bit longer than my Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh posts. I swept through those places in a few days each, but Da Nang has beaches and mountains and a more modern, chilled-out feel to it … Continue reading Da Nang!
The Imperial Citadel Famous for its ancient Imperial Citadel and Thien Mu pagoda, Hue is a great place to spend a few days if you're into your history. From here you can easily day-trip to the underground tunnel village of the Demilitarized Zone, or explore enormous natural wonders Phong Nha cave and Paradise cave. Construction … Continue reading A brief guide to Hue
Ho Chi Minh City, originally known (and still known to the locals) as Saigon, is a really weird place. I was told that it has a higher rate of violent crime than other parts of Vietnam, though luckily I didn't see or experience any first-hand. After coming and going a number of times, the staff … Continue reading Saigon, aka Ho Chi Minh City