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City of Ghosts the astonishing cemetery in Vietnam. Here’s why you should visit

City of Ghosts Vietnam- Not on the usual tourist trail City of Ghosts – not what you expect to see on your tourist itinerary for the day. As indeed, it probably isn’t. Most tourists bus off to see the historical highlights of Hue, the former imperial capital city of Vietnam. Meanwhile, I had spied a colourful looking place on the internet while googling ‘what...

Kais Kids

Wonderful reunion at Kais Kids orphanage in Cambodia. It’s Party Time!

Kais Kids: finally returning When planning this round-the-world trip, two things were top of my list: one to go back to visit my friend from Death Row Dan in South Africa, and the other to return to Kais Kids orphanage in Cambodia. Over five years ago, I wanted to do some solo travelling and ended up volunteering at a rural orphanage in Cambodia called Kais Kids...

Alice leg

Leg it! What happens when you fall down a sinkhole

Leg it: What happens when you fall down a sinkhole Down, down the rabbit hole, Alice went No, I am not talking about drugs, I just like Alice in Wonderland. So anyway, I have waited a few days to get my head around this story. But yes, it is true.  I did disappear down a sinkhole. At least my entire left leg did. Now, I don’t know how this happened. No, I...

long hair village

Long hair village Huangluo: the Red Yao minority

Huangluo Long hair village: where they all have, well, long hair Welcome to Huangluo Long Hair Village, an ancient Chinese village renowned for its unique tradition of long hair (some as long as 7 feet) and its belief in rice water’s magical properties. As we explored this remote village, we became immersed in a world of age-old traditions, captivating stories and...