A Few Days in Saigon!

A Few Days in Saigon!

It’s incredible the difference a few years makes – OK, so last time I was in Saigon perhaps was also a completely different ‘type’ of holiday, but nevertheless just the drive from the airport to the ...
Harmony Hotel, Saigon

A Review – Harmony Hotel, Saigon

The challenge of beating the infamous Duc Vuong Hotel in Saigon, my previous lodgings back in 2009 at which I attended a family party from which I still haven’t fully recovered, was always going to b...
AirAsia at SGN

Ho Chi Minh Airport Trials

It’s been 7 years since I was last in Vietnam and one thing that I remembered well from the previous time; the absolute massive pain in the ass of getting a Vietnam visa! I never understood this – wh...

The Can & Cannot’s of Train Travel

The worst train journey of my life, and one which continues to come up periodically in my worst nightmares was from an Indian station called Madgaon to Trivandrum. Prior to the journey, I’d bee...

Snoozing All The Way to KL…

It's 6:20 in the morning and I'm due to fly out on a flight at 8:50 for Kuala Lumpur. But for now, that doesn't matter – I'm deeply asleep and have been since I went to bed 1 hour and 20 minute...

The Reunification Express…

As usual I've managed to lose track of time while travelling and forgot to write. Actually that's a lie straight off – I remembered, just haven't found time to sit down and I'm finding more and...

Thailand – Welcome Back to Asia!

Having evacuated from China just over 2 short weeks ago, it was with borderline trepidation that I boarded a flight back from the relative safety of Frankfurt bound for Bangkok, via Bahrain. The R...