Welcoming the Year of the Horse!

Last night we enjoyed the Lunar New Year celebrations in Hanoi – photos to come soon. The start of the Year of the Horse is an opportunity to share some of my favorite… Continue reading

The Lead up to Tet: Releasing Goldfish and The Three Kitchen Gods

I love the way I always notice and learn new things living in Hanoi. Despite having lived in Hanoi for two and a half years, it was only last Thursday that I chanced… Continue reading

The last days in Yangon and Kalaw

One of the things I loved about our trip to Burma was always marvelling at the multitude of influences we saw in architecture, food, and religion. The Indian influence is particularly strong, presumably… Continue reading

Burmese Wine at Lake Inle

It’s fair to say that South East Asia is not renowned for winemaking. Despite the French legacy, Vietnam’s Dalat wine might be described as an acquired taste – but frankly is best avoided.… Continue reading

Inle Lake – stilt villages, floating gardens, markets, temples, and vineyards…

After saying goodbye to my parents and the beach, we moved on to a slightly more hectic type of holiday – full of traveling around and sightseeing. From Yangon we flew to Heho… Continue reading

Burma’s Beaches for Christmas

This year (2013) instead of going to France or the Isle of Man for Christmas we returned to Ngapali beach where we met up with my parents. Not only is it a beautiful… Continue reading

Merry Christmas from Hanoi

Hanoi has been gearing up for Christmas since the beginning of December. All the shops and restaurants are decorated for Christmas and Hang Ma, the holiday decoration street,  is doing a roaring trade… Continue reading

Cycling to Duong Lam Village

It’s been a pretty busy two weeks since the Angkor Half Marathon. On Sunday, Hanoi held its own smaller half marathon organized by the Red River Runners. I thought doing another half marathon… Continue reading

My first half marathon – Angkor Wat, Cambodia

The stunning temple complex of Angkor Wat is a pretty special place to complete a first half marathon. The races (21.1k, 10k, 3k) started shortly after sunrise with a buzzing mix of amateur… Continue reading

In Pursuit of Comfort (and Cashmere)

While I’ve been busy doing quite a bit of running recently, in preparation for the half marathon in Cambodia, the hound has been slightly less active…. She loves to run, but most of… Continue reading