Category Archive: Travel

Ulaan Baatar – ‘Red Hero’

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).

The Isle of Man in the spring sun

A few weeks ago we paid a far too brief trip to the Isle of Man, where my parents live. After a long and horrible winter, we were lucky to catch the sun… Continue reading

The Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog

Last weekend we travelled down to Phu Quoc Island again. Photos from last year and more information about the wonderful Mango Bay ecolodge are here. This time I was on a mission to try… Continue reading

Running and Tourist Dodging at Angkor Wat

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

Luang Prabang taken by the Rolleiflex

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.

Monestier in October

Independence Day weekend in Hoi An, Vietnam

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

The Isle of Man – A respite from Hanoi’s heat

A weekend in Luang Prabang, Laos

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

Tam Dao Hill Station

Taking advantage of the sunshine and the Reunification Day long weekend while my father was visiting, we drove two hours out of Hanoi up to the nearest hills in Tam Dao National Park.… Continue reading