Fez Part 2

A closer look at people and streets This video is a continuation of my wonderful stay in Fez. However the emphasis is less on the cultural aspects than on what it feels like to wander about the tiny streets of a medieval medina. It's called the Old Town but from the outside it looks...

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Getting lost in Kyoto

Is getting lost necessarily a bad thing? Picture this: you have missed the last train or bus and you can’t find a taxi. So you start walking back to your hotel or B&B. You thought you knew the way, or at least the general direction, but… Don’t imagine any further. We won’t bring the...

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How to Escape from Saigon

Getting out of Saigon is likely to get you closer to the real travel experience of Vietnam. You get to see the countryside but more importantly you get to meet people who are not necessarily in the hospitality business. Don’t get me wrong about Saigon! It’s a great city of 8 ½ million inhabitants...

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Angkor Wat & Others

Cambodia Angkor Wat & Others Angkor Wat is the main attraction for tourists and travellers wanting to go to Cambodia. An image of the temple is even on Cambodias’ national flag. You would imagine that hundreds of thousands of tourists would damage the ancient sites around Siem Reap but the ticket cost (around $35...

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Vietnam Ha Long Bay

Travel is so seductive for me and Ha Long Bay was the highlight of my recent trip to Vietnam. The views from our junk were glorious. The weather wasn’t picture postcard but still you can get an idea of the area’s grandeur. While you are there, please subscribe to the new Youtube channel.And share...

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Travel close to home

This is an unusual post because I decided recently to go camping on the West Coast of Victoria. it’s about 2 hours from my home in central Victoria so very few arrangements were needed. No travel insurance, visas, flight and accomodation bookings so that I could just pack a tent and go. Actually it...

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Wandering in Genoa Italy

I have been in Italy maybe 5 times and this trip was the second time in Genoa. I didn't remember much about the town because there were various dramas between my ex-wife and her best friend who after our visit became an ex-best friend. I do vaguely remember a religious procession which happened in...

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Sleeping in Japan

This is the second blog in the series Get off the Tour Bus Japan. It’s about my travels in Japan earlier this year and it focuses on accommodation. It looks at a ryokan which is a traditional Japanese Inn, a modern hotel in Kyoto looking like any smart trendy hotel, a business hotel in...

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