Introducing the Bum Gun The thought of running out of toilet paper is enough to induce deep anxiety nightmares in the western world but, in South East Asia, toilet paper is a rarity that is confined to areas with a large tourist presence. In the countries of Thailand and around,Read More →

It’s day 5 in Cambodia and nearly 48h in the capital of Phnom Penh and we still haven’t settled our thoughts except to say that Cambodia is not comfortable. It’s difficult to describe how we feel because it’s so heavily prejudiced with our privileged western perspective. We’re white, middle-class withRead More →

Traffic Etiquette in Vietnam People warned us about the dangers of the traffic in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City); I’d like to offer an alternative view. It’s soooo civilised. Yes it’s busy as hell and yes it’s extremely intimidating to those of a Western culture because of the seemingly lackRead More →

Some Thoughts on Vietnam Forgive me friends for I have sinned, it’s been 5 days since my last confession…. I’ll talk about our feelings on Vietnam shortly but it’s been a busy 5 days. One thing that we had forgotten from last year is how much ‘management’ is required onRead More →

Leaving Phan Rang this morning was slower than it should have been but we needed the rest. The 2-star, £12 hotel was a model of cleanliness and hospitality. The staff had about the same number of English words as we have Vietnamese, but everybody got where they needed to beRead More →