Vietnam Pt9 – Hue

Hue is one of the larger cities on the route up through Vietnam, and the backpacker area is nicely placed over a few streets in the centre of the town. It has a large citadel near the town, and then lots of little(ish) tombs out in the surrounding countryside as well. We decided after a decent […]

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PreFit Delivery and Bristol

So just the other day I went off to the glorious Swindon for training with the Pre-Fit Delivery Company. These guys provide a genius service fitting ski and snowboard boots before the customers go on holiday, so when they arrive in resort all they need to do is pick up their gear. It saves loads […]

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Vietnam Pt7 – Nha Trang

Nha Trang is the first of the really commercialised touristy areas we hit, but very different to the commercial areas in Thailand and Cambodia because this town is geared to Russian Tourists not Europeans. While you may not think it would be very different, seeing restaurants with names in Russian lettering, with unknown themes mixed in […]

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Vietnam Pt6 – Da Lat

After the somewhat disappointing Mui Ne, we were looking forward to Da Lat, with it’s unique Swiss Alps reputation. And it’s a reputation it deserves, while still un-mistakingly Asian, it’s really possible to get that alpine feel with the wide open but winding roads that weave and knot across the towns hills and suburbs. It’s […]

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Vietnam Pt5 – Mui Ne

Mui Ne is a fairly small place to visit, and the main tourist area is quite a way from the actual town, this time spread along the beach road to the South. Again the beach is almost inaccessible unless you’re staying at one of the resorts, although there is a very nice looking backpackers hostel, […]

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Vietnam Pt3 – Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, or HCMC, named after the saviour of Vietnam, previously Saigon is the largest city in Vietnam, and you can really feel it. The most commented thing about this city is the traffic, and you can see why. It’s incredible, even compared to Bangkok, like a river of mopeds, with the occasional […]

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