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Some Things I Might Have Done Differently….

I think this blog, unless I’ve anything pertinent to add, has hit a dead-end. I’ll try to keep it going, but tell your friends, once you’ve read it, to keep the hits and views coming. I thought, I’d mention a … Continue reading

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How Chinese Can Gamble And Travel

In every Chinese major city, you’re bound to find one, that is if you’re not strolling around window shopping. They stick out, are gigantic and are multi-storied constructs. The basement and first floor house mainly electrical goods: DVD players, woofers, … Continue reading

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Further Thoughts About Vietnam, Hanoi, and a Saunter Under Neo-Lights

I wasn’t looking forward to a repeat performance, a 24 hour bus journey back to Wenzhou, so I bought some sleeping tablets, hoping they’d stave off the effects of insomnia. I had a chat with an English tourist who’d just … Continue reading

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A Ridiculous Altercation – Everyone’s Coming to Saigon

If you’re faced with killing time, you’d hope there’d be plenty of things to do. Not so in Saigon, unless you book a place on a day-long Mekong Delta tour or lounge on your behind all day swilling beers in … 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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Surprise Stops – More About the Imperial Palace

The tour operator raised his voice: “Anyone who is for Dalat, Mui Ne and Saigon, wait in my office.” The unexpected stop in Nha Trang wasn’t all that surprising. The city is small by Asian standards, but big for a … Continue reading

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Hoi An, (Part Three) – Thoughts About Facebook and Tourism

‘A great way to see Vietnam by motorbike – and independent,’ a notice in red felt-tipped letters read. It was taped to the seat of a large heavy motorbike which had been rode up to the hostel’s front entrance by … Continue reading

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