Vietnam’s Hanoi and a shining ritual
I do love tradidition, especially ones that have a gentle message.
Miss Saigon? Sure do.
A day or so in Saigon is like a week anywhere else, staying in District 1 at the delightful Caravelle Hotel (yes, still the best breakfast in Asia). I’m a sucker for a good hotel breakfast, and as one who has the simplest morning meal at home I go crazy when I’m at a brekkie…
Travel: looking for the best doors to capture
A simple wooden door made from fence palings – whatever does the job. On the road to Freycinet, Tasmania. What is it about doors? I can’t stop photographing them. Below are just a few of the recents I’ve slammed but I’ve been shooting them for years. The beautiful coloured doors of Ireland, especially Dublin –…
How not to look like a tourist
You are a tourist but you need not be so obvious – try the ‘blend in’ tactic. We are on the move again. And with the current debacle with lost and lingering luggage maybe it’s time to fly with carry on luggage only. So pack carefully and think on how to mix and match limited…
Vietnam & Singapore take the cake
It’s time to talk about cake again. Classic high tea doesn’t have to be taken in an English country garden. These two teas enjoyed in Asia take the cake! When I’m travelling I always plan an afternoon tea experience into the itinerary mix. I think it is the most civilised and friendly ritual anyone could…
Coffee clutch or . . . get some caffeine into you.
Lockdown over and time to do the cafe shuffle and grab a cup of Java with friends and let the world go by. Coffee snob? Think that cafe latte is the one and only? When you take a sip of this beautiful beverage it’s about the shot, the kick, the blend, so take a chance…
Street wise: Hanoi, Vietnam
www.sofitel-legend-metropole-hanoi.comA quick fix blog this week as I am away on a yoga retreat in the Blue Mountains, a couple of hours west of Sydney (I knoooow, what was I thinking) and am short on blogging time this week. A post on the yoga experience might even make its way here if I survive bending,…
Slow Travel: Cruising Vietnam
An up-close and authentic view of real life in Vietnam is happily experienced while cruising the rivers with stops along the way in villages and hit of the big smoke – Hanoi. Take it slow . . . Torrential! And that’s the perfect word for the monsoon rains that lashed our ship for 20…