Vietnam - Part 1

South East Asia – Vietnam – Part 1

On the way to Hanoi 35 hours! That’s how long it has taken to get from Vang Vieng in Laos to Hanoi in Vietnam on a single bus journey. I wouldn’t say the trip was bad, i’ve certainly had worse but it definitely wasn’t pleasant. The bus was quite nice with decent reclining seat/beds, but…

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Travel diary India – Part 9 – More Varanasi (video)

More Varanasi The ghats along the banks of the river Ganges in Varanasi are a weird and wonderful place, but there’s only so much craziness you can take before you start to go insane. So, we thought we’d try and seek out a bit of normality and spend a day in Varanasi’s city centre. The…

Traditional Keralan house boat on the backwaters

The Keralan backwaters – Kochi, India

Keralan backwaters The Keralan backwaters are an expansive network of interconnected canals and lakes collectively reaching a distance of 900km. Many of these canals and waterways are manmade and have been used for centuries as a form of public transport, conveying goods for local trade and fishing. Many local people still depend on the backwaters…