Ho Chi Minh City and the art of crossing a Vietnamese road…

If you wait for a break in the traffic to cross the road in Ho Chi Minh City – you’re going to be waiting a long time. Forever perhaps? Or at least until an ungodly hour of the morning… It was easy to pick out those who hadn’t yet adjusted to the haphazard and chaotic … Continue reading

An early morning motoring through the Mekong Delta’s floating markets…

‘When I don’t have to work on Sunday, my favourite thing to do is get a group of friends together, drink lots of rice wine and share a nice big plate of dog meat, it’s delicious!’… …this little gem of information was being given to me in the midst of a long lunchtime conversation with … Continue reading

Otres beach, a little slice of paradise in Southern Cambodia

When you bus breaks down a mere 10 minutes after you’ve left the bus station – you know you’re in for a long ride. When you then wait in the swelteringly hot (and stationary) bus for an hour, finally switch to a new ride, drive around for an hour and a half and then notice … Continue reading

Beach time and experimental tapas in San Sebastian

To be honest…planning wise – it would have been easier to leave San Sebastian off the list. Logistically, spending a bit more time in Portugal and then just heading to Pamplona straight from Madrid would have made much more sense right? Right? It seems common sense was fighting a losing battle…but how could I expect … Continue reading

Euro championship madness in Madrid

I’d heard a few mixed things about Madrid. Some had loved it, some had hated it – some had said that didn’t really think it was worth a visit. After foolishly listening to some bad reports of Lisbon I didn’t want to take the risk of relying on someone else’s opinion again – I wanted … Continue reading