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Up the Mekong to Angkor Wat.

By a fluke I’d managed to get through to England on a phone in the lobby of the basic hotel we’d been stopping over in. My friend in England could tell the woman looking after my place how I was … Continue reading

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The Rest of Vietnam.

On my way to breakfast I met the lady from Singapore. We exchanged contact details and agreed to link up in Ho Chi Minh City. I hoped I’d find the others – or some of them – at breakfast but … Continue reading

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More trials of a tourist: China/Vietnam.

And so the time came to leave Yangshuo. The bus I was in passed the park I’d wandered through part of; there was a pagoda up there under the karst cliffs. I should have explored all that instead of going … Continue reading

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2016: preparations.

Preparations for 2016 actually began in October 2015, when I found I’d been accepted for an expedition to a place less people had been to than had been up Everest. Hiking in 4 hot countries with uphill climbs and a … Continue reading

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Thailand: last stop before home.

That should be the Vietnam coast down there. I like looking out of plane windows: a whole new visual perspective on the world. Landscape, geological features, man made features, weather and fantastic cloudscapes. Unless onboard entertainment – such as a … Continue reading

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Philippines: paradise lost.

I woke up as the plane was landing at Manila airport. I was on my way to a tropical paradise but I regarded Manila – or rather parts of it – as a circle of hell. It looked like that … Continue reading

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Indonesia: here be Dragons!

“I’ve already paid!”…….“I paid at the desk back at the airport!”……..“That was what I was told to do!” And I was pissed off! Hardly surprising when after a flight across the planet starting yesterday afternoon the taxi to the hotel … Continue reading

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