Vietnam’s chaotic. The roads are a battleground: cars, cabs, trucks, buses and thousands upon thousands of scooters fighting for space; all, seemingly, blaring their horns at each other simultaneously . Our cab ride to the station at Hue immersed us into this now familiar tangle of traffic. On one side: ten-ton trucks bearing down on … More Life and death on the Vietnamese Express
We’d spent a couple of hours alone on a palm-bordered beach. Swimming in the South Pacific. No one in sight. Crystal clear waters. Now, it was pushing five, and we were a bit miffed about the prospect of missing Happy Hour cocktails at the hotel. We’d giddily knocked back two each the night before; then … More Tonga: The unexpected truth in a happy hour
Three months to go ! And while there are just two of us on this round the world trip, there’s an army of people who’ve helped us get this far. They’ve booked our trains, boats, planes and junks. They’ve measured our feet for boots, insured our lives and luggage, jabbed our arms, and told us … More Top travel tips
Actually, the injections were fine. It was just the price list that made me flinch. I had no idea that some of them might be £200 per course. So–how do you find out whether you need any jabs before you travel–and what could it add to the cost of your trip? For me, the first stop was … More Travel jabs? Ouch !!
Dumbo. I’m pretty sure that was the first film I ever saw. It’s hard to remember, as I was only 3 or 4 at the time. But it was definitely with my grandmother at a long-demolished cinema in Epsom, Surrey. My grandmother is still gong strong at 98 and, to this day, gets abroad once a … More Top 10 films to inspire your travels