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Cycling Around the World – Part Two

Open publication – Free publishing – More gallery Cycling Around the World – Part Two Gallery Magazine Guernsey, Issue 14 We’re on pages 46 and 47. Thanks to our pal Mimi Bishop for putting together this tasty spread for the 14th Issue of Gallery Magazine Guernsey. Click the interactive publication above and have a read. [...]

The Sword in the Stone

Bathing: mud and sun stylie The 12th of January marks our 18th month away. It started early, our neighbour the cockrel started his cock-a-do-dul-do kareoke at around 3.30, as his had done every ‘morning’ since we arrived in the relaxed beach town on Mui Ne. The sun has had his hat on too since we [...]

No ‘b’ in adventure

Bánh Mary, Bánh mì and an entire bánh family enjoying their bánh mìs on one scooter. Rated as number five in National Geographic’s top ten cycle routes of the world, Vietnam’s AH1 highway connects Hanoi, the capital city in the north, with Ho Chi Minh city, formerly Saigon, about 1800 kms further south. Plagued by [...]

Bia Hoi

Two of your finest ice cold Vietnamese Bia Hoi’s please Squire, I’ll take one glass half full and one half empty thanks. The latter, brewed with outrageously dangerous driving, distilled with hoteliers who have an apparent loathing for all tourists and kegged with the ‘liberation’ of our cash, is a hard one to swallow. Being [...]

Phở Ho Ho Chi Minh, Merry Christmas!

Celebrating a traditional Vietnamese Christmas in Hue. Merry Christmas everyone! (Except the cyclo rider who nicked £50 out of my pocket when we were walking home last night.)

The Etiquette of Soul Theft

Sat on a tiny wooden stool, barely held together by it’s own splinters. A key-cutter some how avoids being hit by one of the infinite scooters and motorbikes that whizz past him all day. Eyes intensely staring into oblivion. A stare only possible if you’re guzzling a drink. Dry lips connect to a can of [...]