After two flights from Hanoi via Seoul we finally landed in Ulaan Baatar where we would meet up with friends to continue our journey to the remote far west of Mongolia (next post).
Tran Phu St runs westwards from the edge of Hanoi’s old quarter for just under a mile. Although not a long street, it has much of the bustle and variety that makes Hanoi… Continue reading
We travelled to Siem Reap just for the weekend to run in the 10k at the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon event. For the last seventeen years it has raised money for various charities… Continue reading
A long weekend in Luang Prabang, Laos – one of my favorite places . The Rolleiflex, using color film, worked well in the bright and clear sunshine.
September 2nd is an important day in the Vietnamese Calendar as the anniversary of the declaration of independence in 1945. We took advantage of the three-day weekend and flew down to Danang and… Continue reading
A very brief, but relaxing, trip down to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, for the weekend. It was very different from Hanoi in many ways – it was surprisingly green, less crowded… Continue reading
Possibly one of the most beautiful towns in the world…. I first went to Luang Prabang by accident, after an ill-fated (my translator spoke no English…) undergraduate trip to study community tourism up… Continue reading
Various scenes around Hanoi – enjoying the finally sunny but rather sticky weather.
We finally flew back to Rangoon for the last two days of our trip. Despite the very intense heat and sun we managed to wander around the city and enjoy the temples,… Continue reading