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Hello. Goodbye. One Chat

MYANMAR | Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | Views [3498]

The little girl must have been perhaps four years old, was wearing what looked suspiciously like an old sack converted into a dress with no underwear let alone shoes, and was rolling around the rusted deck of the old river ferry excitedly screaming ... Read more >

Tags: burma, kyat, memories, travel with children


Life lived on the street

VIETNAM | Sunday, 20 Apr 2008 | Views [1493] | Video

Cantho and the nearby town of Soc Trang are the source of some of our strongest memories of the country: being turned away from every hotel because they just didn't have a policy on what to do with tourists who fronted up at the front desk; when we ... Read more >

Tags: boats, cantho, markets, mekong, memories


Return to Saigon

VIETNAM | Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | Views [1454]

We dozed in the back of the shagged out 1940's bus for sleep definitely wasn't possible. Rumble, bump, rattle, and thump, all night long. As the first rays of dawn glimmered outside, I mentally forced myself out of the slumber, as stretching definitely ... Read more >

Tags: beggars, ho chi minh, memories, saigon, traffic, travel with children


Return to Shanghai

CHINA | Saturday, 12 May 2007 | Views [3587]

A quarter of a lifetime ago I stood on the Bund. As I gazed out from the shabby youth hostel in a grand old building right on the waterfront there was nothing but grey mud flats, swarms of bicycles, a handful of 'friendship stores' where the service ... Read more >

Tags: capitalism, memories, shanghai, youth


Once when I was a boy ...

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 13 Mar 2007 | Views [3558] | Comments [1]

Once when I was a boy growing up in the south of England in the 1960's the hedgerows and gardens would support a wonderful butterfly every summer called a Red Admiral. I have no idea if this still exists or if it is now, sadly, almost extinct, but it ... Read more >

Tags: books, childhood, colour, memories


Tips for travelling with children

VIETNAM | Monday, 6 Feb 2006 | Views [16148] | Comments [17]

Sigh. Now we are back home. Apart from Bali and various round-the-world trips to see family, this was the first time we have travelled extensively as a family. We are a family of four with two children aged 1 and 3. We were quite disappointed ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, cyclo, family, hoi an, memories, transport, travel with children


Then and now

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 10 Jan 2006 | Views [1634] | Comments [2]

Inevitably returning after 15 years we are making comparisons. It's impossible to say better or worse; just that things have changed. Some things we miss, others we don't (definitely!) Probably the biggest single difference is the noise and pollution.... Read more >

Tags: adventures, culture, cyclo, memories, pollution, travel tips, travel with children


How times change

VIETNAM | Thursday, 29 Dec 2005 | Views [1547]

We last visited Vietnam as two young travellers in April 1991. It had only recently opened to tourists, there was little infrastructure, and it was hard travelling. Having said that, it was a very special time too with incredible memories. Travelling ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, bus, children, fun, jobs, memories, travel planning, work



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