A final fling through Cambodia saw me landing in Phnom Penh and alas only staying a night before bombing up to Kratie. I wish I’d seen more of PP as it was an enticing place and I had a great night there. I’d booked into the Arun Mekong Guesthouse, on Koh Trong island, in the… Continue reading Outstanding hats-Cambodia revisited
Well! it may be flowery but I had a mixed impression of Da Lat. Great night market and a nice place to stay, but I’m itching to get a good few days tripping the motorbike fantastic in the highlands towards Buon Ma thuot. I bite a bullet and decide to go with a guide –… Continue reading Da-Lat… city of flowers
A great market full of characters, lots of smiley faces and brilliant fishing port a few miles out, and the famous yellow walls of the old city kept me snapping away. I was so lucky with one boat unloading late, the day I arrived there – it’s normally 5am and too dark. Another early morning… Continue reading Anagram to Hoi An…
Life – Full on……and mopeds!!
Not much waffle on this one, but just to explain – The lady in the green jacket – that was REAL magic going on! They were thronging around her all day for a sooth-say or a charm…… The rest are just a few of the colourful scenes and people, in this vibrant market. Quite a few… Continue reading Dong Van – Sunday Market
Well, the tour is over and sadly Mr Sparrows has gone back to Blighty. Seven days spent on two 150cc trials bikes in the amazing countryside between Ha Giang and Dong Van in the far north of Vietnam. Despite some spectacularly shitty weather in the first few days (4 degrees and cold rain) we ventured… Continue reading White-Knuckle Tours Presents – Ha Giang Province – Vietnam
Super-luck meant that I stumbled upon the Akha celebrating the ‘New Rice Festival’. Ladies especially dressed up in the full ceremonial costume were an amazing sight. Fabulous, spiritual, generous and great fun, they invited Chewchip and I to join them for a delicious lunch. I saw several of them over the next days and they all said… Continue reading The Akha and northern Thailand explorations