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Zooming through the Saigon Night
Cities, Adventure, Vietnam

Zooming through the Saigon Night

Exploring a city after sunset is an interesting experience, more so when done on the back of a scooter, whizzing through the traffic. I joined one such exploration of Saigon by night and lived to tell the tale. We weave through the early evening traffic in District 1, Ho Chi […]

5 strange things you encounter in Hampi
Travel, Karnataka

5 strange things you encounter in Hampi

Hidden underground meeting rooms, pillars that make melodious music, ancient temples – these are some of the strange things you encounter in the ancient ruined city of Hampi. Come let’s explore Hampi.   I am in Hampi for a quick extended weekend trip to explore the ruins. Over the next […]

Look, there is a bomber in my backyard !
Cities, Vietnam

Look, there is a bomber in my backyard !

Hanoi has an unusual relic from the Vietnam War – the remains of a B-52 bomber right in the middle of the city. Join me as I go in search of this remnant of the war. My new found friend in Hanoi, Nhung, looks at me skeptically.“Are you sure this […]

The Backstreets of Cholon
Travel, Photo Essays, Vietnam

The Backstreets of Cholon

I explore the backstreets of Cholon in Saigon in this photo essay, bringing you images from the dynamic street scene and old colonial buildings. To me Saigon or Ho Chi Minh evoked images of a bustling metropolis with old french colonial architecture, quaint backstreets and busy streets. So to my […]

One Night in a Capsule Hotel
Cities, Japan

One Night in a Capsule Hotel

Take a look at the zany world of capsule hotels, as I try one in Tokyo. I was walking down the dark and dim lit corridors of my hotel. The calm and almost soporific atmosphere covered the floor like a warm blanket on a cold winter’s night, as I passed rows and […]

Art Tripping on Naoshima
Art, Japan

Art Tripping on Naoshima

Journey to a little island in the Seto Inland sea in Japan that is home to some fantastic art and scenic beauty. I struggle with even getting my rental cycle off its kickstand. To my embarrassment, the girl who rented me the bicycle, comes running over to show me how […]