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A Postcard from Vietnam Part 3: Hoi An & Ho Chi Minh City

A Postcard from Vietnam Part 3: Hoi An & Ho Chi Minh City

It was the ride from Hue to Hoi An that was our most eventful journey yet. Actually, it pretty much sums up the entire reason I began recording our travels.

Because at the end of the day it’s not for social media and it’s not something ‘extracurricular’ to put on a CV and it’s certainly not because I have shed loads of fans out there hanging on my every word.

 It’s so that in 5, 10 or 50 years’ time, I can read back on my posts, having stumbled across them in some sort of e-clear out, and be transported back to that time when we almost broke down on an impossibly narrow and gut-wrenchingly steep mountain road.

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A Postcard from Bangkok

A Postcard from Bangkok

After a week by the beach and in little mountain villages, Bangkok was a bit of a culture shock. The hustle and bustle, the skyscrapers and the high tech public transport was far away from the tuk-tuk filled roads of Sri Lanka. Even the fact we were able to get an uber from Bangkok airport made the city feel ultra modern. Plus the fact that there was free wifi everywhere.

We were welcomed into the city with the most torrential rainstorm I have ever experienced. Unable to check in to our apartment until 2pm, we had gone to the nearby Terminal 21 shopping centre to have a look around and find some coffee. It was on the walk back that the heavens opened on us. (more…)