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The Impossibility of Halong Bay

Friday, 30 May 2014 | Views [355]

Sky scraping mountains erupted from the calm bay and were scattered about as far as my eyes could see. I couldn’t fathom how far Halong Bay stretched on for as we cruised throughout its vastness.  The sheer size put me in awe and made me ... Read more >

Tags: boat tour, halong bay, hiking, kayaking, mountains, national park, villages

The Ghostly Citadel of Hue

Saturday, 17 May 2014 | Views [484]

The Citadel in Hue is one of the most beautiful places I have had the opportunity to explore.  It has been ravaged by war, but there has been some effort to restore it to its former glory.  I can't help but observe the contradiction between ... Read more >

Tags: citadel, culture, hue, royalty

Latern Lined Hoi An

Friday, 16 May 2014 | Views [363]

Hoi An is everything I remember it to be: wistful, relaxed and latern lined.  It is a bit more touristy than it was years ago, but I think that is inevitable. I only spent a day in Hoi An, since I had been there before and was keen to keep moving ... Read more >

Tags: dresses, food poisoning, hoi an, laterns, tailor, tourists

Transient Nha Trang

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | Views [323] | Comments [2]

I savour the taste of the Vietnamese coffee.  It is nutty and sweet and strong but not bitter at all.  I sip it slowly because every mouthful gives me brief moments of bountiful happiness.  The dry iced coffee is also a welcome contradiction ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, coffee, nha trang, scooters, traffic

A glimpse into another world

Sunday, 11 May 2014 | Views [292] | Comments [1] | Scholarship Entry

Sweat poured down my face and coated my entire body. It was the type of air that you are cocooned in: no matter how many deep breaths you take, you feel like you are slowly suffocating. We cruised along the Mekong Delta, I watched the people who lived ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

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