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Little Lhasa to Little Britain: Shimla

INDIA | Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | Views [2032]

The night bus to Shimla was “semi-deluxe”, which should be read as completely ordinary. It was however uneventful and I managed to snatch a few minutes sleep in between potholes and hairpin bends. It arrived literally at the crack of dawn – just past ... Read more >

Tags: history, mountains, temple, trekking


Hinduism, Hindi and meditation guitar: Udaipur

INDIA | Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | Views [3722]

Udaipur is a picturesque city set on a lake where a large part of Octopussy, the James Bond movie, was filmed. I had booked rooms in the Udai Niwas hotel right beside the main temple, in the middle of the old town. Even from the rickshaw ride into town ... Read more >

Tags: history, lake, lesson, music, religion, sun


One chilled out Uncle Ho in Hanoi

VIETNAM | Thursday, 11 Jun 2009 | Views [1671]

  Following the tour crowd off the bus from Halong Bay lead us to the Blue Star Hotel on Bat Dan Street. They tried to give us a really pokey windowless room for $12 but on declining a much better room with Air Con and wifi became available for the ... Read more >

Tags: barber, fan, guard, heatwave, history, mausoleum, moped tour, movie, power cut


Underwhelmed in Hue

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | Views [1840]

It was only a four hour journey to Hue from Hoi An but we still had the bizarre “sleeping bus” to semi-horizontally not sleep in for the journey. We allowed ourselves to be taken to the suggested guesthouse ... Read more >

Tags: citadel, culture, hangover, history


History lessons in moped city - Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

VIETNAM | Friday, 22 May 2009 | Views [3028] | Video

Crowds of overpriced baguette-wielding hawkers thronged around the bus as the rucksacks were crammed into its belly. They had a captive market and knew it – expensive la vache qui rit   baguettes for breakfast it was then. The return trip to Phnom ... Read more >

Tags: crash, history, home, moped, religion, temple, tunnel


Welcome to Cambodia - Phnom Penh

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 14 May 2009 | Views [1331]

The storm had blown itself out by dawn and we left Don Det, as we had arrived, on a long tail. The holidays were over and the aftermath of the rains were very much in evidence in Nakasang on the mainland. The dusty street had turned into a mudbath ... Read more >

Tags: border, history, museum, storm


UXO and the plain of Jars

LAOS | Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | Views [5302] | Comments [1]

The 7.30 “AC” bus from Louang Prabang to Phonsavan left at exactly 8.30 and had quite a big hole in the floor under our seats. It was a comfy enough but windy journey punctuated by the obligatory noodle soup shop in a non-descript market town. Of the ... Read more >

Tags: guest house, history, tour, uxo, war



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