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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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Riding High

The boy wore a faded striped blue and white t-shirt, along with a pair of well-loved denim jeans with large rips across both knees. He kept his thick, dark hair tucked slightly behind one ear and gave a nervous smile as … Continue reading

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Chewing Gum Shoes

Chewing Gum Shoes Angkor Wat. Cambodia. Spending the day at one of the most magnificent wonders of the world. Life had really thrown me a good card. Becky and I tottered around the ancient city, marvelling at the monkeys carrying … Continue reading

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A Titanic Experience

Tubing in Laos. Many travellers have experienced it. Most have the common sense not to attempt it in the dark. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this strange phenomenon, ‘Tubing’ is a hugely popular tourist attraction in Laos. … Continue reading

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