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Cricket at sunset, Goa

Palolem Beach, Goa

I've never been so relaxed in my life. We totally embraced the Goan lifestyle. Just chilling out, generally having a good time. We also hired a scooter and bombed around a bit but apart from that, we did nothing. Trip date May...
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Helmet cooking

Mekong Delta – ‘The rice bowl’ of Vietnam

I love Vietnam, especially the Mekong Delta region. If you like floating markets & houses, rivers, swamps, wallowing buffalo and islands then head for the Mekong Delta. Trip date 14th September 2011 Where we stayed Hotel Xoai...
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JV eating Miami

Miami

Miami was the last stop on our round the world trip. We stayed here for a couple of nights before heading home. By the time we got to Miami, I think it's fair to say we were ready to come back to Blighty and were looking forward to seeing our friends...
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Lady walking in front of temple Kathmandu

Kathmandu

It was heartbreaking to see the devastation wreaked upon Kathmandu after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in April 2015. It killed over 8000 people and injured more than 21,000 and hundreds of years of historical buildings were destroyed. Trip...
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Traditional Blue Table and Chairs, Kos, Greece

I love the Greek Island of Kos and here’s why…

Kos is one of the nicest places I have ever been. It's fair to say that:     A couple of reasons for my declaration are as follows: I feel that the people of Kos have realised that they are an island that relies almost...
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ourist taking a photo of a stall in La Boqueira Indoor Market

Barcelona is a great city but are tourists really welcome?

I visited Barcelona on a short city break back in June 2017. On the whole, I enjoyed it but I wouldn't be in a hurry to rush back. It's got a lot to offer as a city by the sea but in some places, there is a well documented 'anti-tourist...
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Doublers

China’s matching outfit trend

While travelling around China we witnessed a very strange phenomenon. The practice of couples and sometimes even entire families wearing the same t-shirts, shirts, shorts and sometimes even entire outfits. I understand it is meant to be a sign of...
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JV Editing

Bako National Park

What? I was in the jungle and it was very hot and sticky in there. Don't worry I'm wearing my boxers (and I'm not looking at pictures of naked ladies). I'm not sure why I'm wearing my socks though. Trip date November 2011 Where we...
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Vietnam cyclist

Hanoi

No visit to Vietnam is complete without a visit to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam and the country's second largest city by population. This was my second visit to Hanoi and a thoroughly enjoyable one at that. Trip date August 2011 Where...
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Red books

Beijing

Beijing is definitely a city of big contrasts. Extreme poverty and wealth exist side by side in here. I witnessed a man begging for money outside a shopping centre while his dead mother lay next to him in a sleeping bag and I also witnessed a small...
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