“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, 
travellers don’t know where they’re going.”

Paul Theroux

Category: Asia


Another country that I really know very little about. Except for its reputation for cleanliness, order and affluence.  The affluence bit certainly made itself felt when we tried to book a hotel

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Old Stomping Grounds

Ever since we decided to undertake this trip, Helen had been itching to show me around her old stomping grounds in Hong Kong. Now if I’m honest, I really wasn’t quite sure

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The Karsts of Northern Vietnam

We decided to visit Bai Tu Long rather than its more famous neighbour, Halong Bay, primarily because it has relatively fewer tourist boats. Plus it’s less developed and thus quieter (and also

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Ho Chi Minh City

The Mekong Express bus company were getting plenty of business from us. As the distance between Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City isn’t great we opted for the bus again rather

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Phnom Penh

We arrived in Phnom Penh after roughly a 6 hour bus trip on the Mekong Express through the Cambodian countryside. Although there wasn’t any evidence of “express” given the traffic entering Phnom

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The Killing Fields

WARNING: This post is not easy reading and contains some graphic descriptions. On 17th April 1975, following five years of civil war, the Khmer Rouge army of Pol Pot liberated Phnom Penh

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Into the Provinces

After the temple frenzy of Siem Reap and Angkor Wat, we booked a room in a hotel in a little town called Battambang, about a third of the way between Siem Reap

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