Category South East Asia
We travelled by overnight train from Bangkok in February 2010. The train goes over the Peace & Friendship Bridge to the outskirts of Laos capital Vientiane. From there it is a short tuk tuk ride into the city. Magic memories!
Phnom Penh – Population 1.5 million The Cambodian capital is a special place. Synonymous with the suffering of the Khmer Rouge genocide, but also rich in royal history with a stunning palace complex and fine temples. Phnom Penh sits astride the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers, both waterways providing the lifeblood of the city. I […]
Guest post by Jordan Greene. Four Uniques Travel Experiences in China A country as vast as China has so much to offer travellers that it can be overwhelming to pin down just a handful of things to make up your holiday itinerary – or even to plan a longer trip taking in more of the […]
Before Hong Kong built a new airport on Lamma Island aeroplanes used to land on a landing strip on crowded Hong Kong Island. The flight path took the planes low over Kowloon where this shot was taken.
Hong Kong, China (population 7.4 million) I visited the then British colony in 1996, a trip that was also to see me taking a slow boat to China and a fast one to then Portuguese Macau. I travelled with my brother Ed and we had a fantastic time. Here are some of the highlights. Victoria […]
#9 – Hanoi, Vietnam (population 7.8 million) The capital of Vietnam is situated in the north of the country and despite its smaller size it is altogether far less frenzied than Ho Chi Minh City down south, which has a population in excess of 10 million. I visited the previously war torn nation in 1998 […]
When I say big cities, I am meaning 1 million plus inhabitants. This counts out some beautiful smaller metropolises that I have visited such as Cape Town, Cusco, Luang Prabang, Santiago de Cuba, Jerusalem, Luxor, Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand. #10 – Bangkok, Thailand (population c.8.3 million) I have visited the Thai capital a couple of […]