Tag Archives: Bus Travel

As Returned…Wenzhou, Wet and Murky

The conditions in which these two pictures were taken, where I’ve been ‘teaching’ English for the past year, bares no resemblance to the conditions I returned to find Wenzhou in: cold, dreary and wet. Much like the outward journey. One … Continue reading

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LIfe Aboard A Sleeper

Two or three Russians were in residence. One, overtly using his laptop, promptly dragged himself away from the table, dragging his wired-up notebook with him which clattered onto the floor. Luckily for him, it wasn’t broken. I couldn’t help but … Continue reading

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Throwing Money to the Wind – New Year Travel Problems

The Hanoi world seemed dead. Most were not communicating, were not responding, although there wasn’t that many around to care, really. I wanted some free breakfast – it wasn’t forthcoming – so to make it so, I had to spell … Continue reading

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To Saigon, and a Mistaken Money Worker

While traveling through Vietnam, it is puzzling, if not interesting, to note the many times you will see Ho Chi Minh City referred to as Saigon, and the other way round. It’s as if the city can’t shackle off it’s … Continue reading

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The Hue Imperial Palace – A Sad Bombed-Out Relic

The base is square. Everything above – what is left of it – is in the Chinese style. Tiled caramel corrugated tubular roofs, wet and shining. Balconies, pavilions, chambers, throne rooms are propped by pillars. Outside, the main forecourt holds … Continue reading

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