Into Indonesia: Bali to Lombok

Beaches, beaches, and more beaches. And some rice-fields. Would be an accurate description of our eighteen nights in Indonesia. Probably not too dissimilar to most peoples’ experience, though ours differs in one major way; we did not spend any time on Bali itself (except eight hours in a hotel airport). Bali is a hugely popular […]

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Lí-hó, Taipei (Taiwan)

Create Taipei on Sim City and you’ve completed the game. At least the Asian version. It’s just so… perfect. We hit the (immaculate) tarmac and realised we’d landed in another world, a world away from Vietnam and Cambodia and Myanmar and (most of all) Laos. It was all so efficient, so modern, so spotlessly clean, so […]

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Good… bye, Vietnam

And now our journey – this part of it at least – has ended. Farewell Vietnam. It was a blast. Incredible landscapes, brilliant cities, great food, some wonderful people. Boats and bikes, planes, trains and automobiles, mountains, caves, beaches, islands, rivers, waterfalls and lakes. And temples. So many temples. A chaotic, often beautiful carnival of colours, […]

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