Author: timshazz

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Wow…A lot of ground to cover yet!

Check out this handy little map  from Matador. What better way to plan your trips than to see all the places you haven’t touched down in yet. Ours is getting fairly blue, but as you can see, there’s loads of ground we haven’t covered…Next years adventure should get us to another 20 or so through eastern Europe and the Caribbean but where do...

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Our Top Ten Travel Items

I bought a new bottle of Tiger Balm the other day. My first was purchased in Kathmandu, Nepal in 1997 for the grand price of $1 USD. My new tub was purchased here in Saigon, last month for around $1.50. It is one of my top ten travel items on any trip. Co-incidentally, that same week, a friend asked me what...

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Update on what’s going on with us..

Hi all,Sorry it’s been so long once again, but Ho Chi Minh City is keeping us very busy. I hope some of you have had a chance to hop over and visit our new website http://hochiminhcityhighlights.com. It’s slowly but surely coming along and there’s some great info on tours, activities and eating spots around town as well as handy hints...

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Have you ever been inspired by a book to travel?

I was working on our new website about Ho Chi Minh City yesterday, writing a blog post about how to keep the motivation up once you’ve booked your holiday but still have to soldier on til departure date. I suggested that reading a book about, or set in, the location you are about to visit is one way to keep your spirits...

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Cheap, Cheap Wine and Lots of Lovely Beer!

Any of you that know me should be aware of my great love of red wine. There aren’t too many I don’tlike and I don’t have a very developed palate. If it’s $2 and it tastes good, then all the better. I’m like a kid in a toy shop when I get to Spain and France where the selection under...

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