Saigon scooters

Why You Shouldn’t Overstay Your Vietnamese Visa

“Please come this way.” The young immigration officer ushered me towards an open door, his immaculately-polished shoes squeaking slightly on...

Longtails at U Minh Thuong national park

Riding the Mekong Delta: rivers, ruts and a very long ride

We were nearing the end of the trip, with only three days until we arrived back in Saigon.  The riding...

Stork, Back Lieu bird sanctuary

Riding the Mekong Delta: weddings, words and water

After the disappointing lack of airborne activity over the previous two days, you’d think we’d have known better than to...

Boarding a river ferry at sunset

Riding the Mekong Delta: birds, boats, bats and bad roads

Even after the first couple of days, I was already noticing some differences between this trip in the Mekong Delta...

Stuart, scooter, and rickety bridge, Mekong road trip

Riding the Mekong Delta: A Road Less Travelled

The first two days of an epic 11 day scooter road trip of Vietnam's Mekong Delta.

Snails and beer in Saigon

Snails, seafood and soup in Saigon

I love Saigon. I also love street food. Match made in heaven?  You bet. Perhaps even more than the rest...

Scooters in Vietnam

Why I love riding scooters in Asia

I have a confession to make. It’s kind of embarrassing really. *deep breath* Ok, here goes I don’t have a...

Roadside stall, Vietnam

The kids of South East Asia

There’s no doubt that kids everywhere are cute, but for some reason the miniature citizens of South East Asia seem...

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