Nha Trang – Buddha’s, beaches and beansprouts
Jun07

Nha Trang – Buddha’s, beaches and beansprouts

Nha Trang in Vietnam is best known as a beach resort for its miles of wide, clean white sand but if you delve a little deeper you’ll find a few treasures and fascinating local life. Not particularly attracted to lazing on a beach, as our threshold of boredom is fairly low, we elect to travel around Nha Trang to try to get a flavour of local life. We walk into the TTC Michelia Hotel on the junction of Le Loi and Pasteur roads and...

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A count of ten in Colombo
May31

A count of ten in Colombo

Sri Lanka’s capital city is often just an entry point to get you on your way to the white sand beaches, cultural interior or fascinating wildlife – but it has an appeal all of its own. We’ve collected together ten places to see that we think epitomises the character of Colombo and makes it worthwhile delaying your departure for at least a day. They’re in no particular order and can all be covered during a cheap two-hour tuk-tuk ride –...

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Singapore – colour & culture without character
May24

Singapore – colour & culture without character

It’s not often that we come away from a place feeling as though it’s been a bit of a disappointment. This time, sanitised Singapore is just that for us. We’ve been to Singapore on several occasions. It’s always been a model of cleanliness and order – almost a textbook example of what the Orient could, perhaps should, be like; instead of the normal shambles to be found in many Far-eastern countries. But we think its gone too far...

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Hong Kong – Chun Yeung’s magical Street Market
May10

Hong Kong – Chun Yeung’s magical Street Market

Markets are always colourful places but we’ve become a little jaded by the repetitious nature of many – especially the more Western ‘Farmer’s Markets’ where quality often comes at a high price. Not so, with Chun Yeung Street Market in Hong Kong’s North Point – a short tram ride away from Causeway Bay. We’ve hopped on the North point tram and clattered our way for about twenty minutes from Causeway Bay to the North Point Road tram...

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Macao Part 2 – meandering towards Mammon
May03

Macao Part 2 – meandering towards Mammon

Few of the hardened gamblers that ever step ashore in Macao will ever venture into the historic quarter at the centre of Macao Island – but here lies the tale of the passage to Mammon that they have all unwittingly followed. There are numerous visual clues that trace the history of Macao, both in its people and its architecture but a leisurely walk along a relatively straight but undulating mile will encapsulate much of the cultural...

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Macao Part 1 – Here there be Dragons!
Apr26

Macao Part 1 – Here there be Dragons!

Outwardly sophisticated in appearance, Macao is a cauldron of gambling, wealth, history and kitsch. As we step ashore in Macao from the TurboJET high speed ferry from Hong Kong, our first impression is one of a clean, sophisticated city similar to Singapore. Not for long… The process of getting here is simple – once you’ve got to Hong Kong! We’ve queued briefly at the Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, to buy...

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