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The Adoption

The Adoption Usually I’m all about a bit of banter with the locals. But not when I’ve been sat in my own sweat for the previous 12 hours. Not when I have spent the day being crushed up next to … Continue reading

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Seafood Lunch

Seafood Lunch I had chosen a less than favourable spot on the bus to Halong Bay. Directly behind a snobby looking American man who had interestingly favoured a long-sleeved shirt and trousers in the 100 degree heat. A loud and arrogant … Continue reading

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Space Cake

Space Cake A sweet and hazy cloud floated out onto the street, daring us to creep closer. Carefully peeking around the open doorway, I sussed out the surroundings. Anxious not to end up in some local stoner central, it was important the … Continue reading

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Tumbling in Style

Travel in true Vietnamese style in this exhausting bike journey in the sweltering 40-degree heat. Hold your nerve as you navigate past puddles and potholes and swerve to avoid mopeds and minivans at a pace that is anything but leisurely.  … Continue reading

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Gangnam Style

Gangnam Style In the dark and dingy basement, a scent of stale smoke and sweat hung in the air. The walls vibrated dangerously as the pumping beats bounced rapidly from corner to corner. Becky and I clutched on to one … Continue reading

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Big Talila

A blaze of colours swirled around her folds like a box of Cadbury’s Roses. Golden sandals adorned a set of large, hairy feet; lovingly styled with brightly painted crimson toenails. Wide, purple trousers were slung around her extremely round middle, … Continue reading

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River Kids

‘This is perfect!’ I laughed. ‘I love Laos!’ shrieked Becky enthusiastically. We synchronised our oars and were doing a great job of paddling our way downstream like true pros! Unfortunately, Francis wasn’t having such an easy time. ‘I can’t believe … Continue reading

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