Posts from Abroad

Tiered roof of Wat Mai From Buddist Lent to an animist Baci ceremony - Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for good reason. The town boasts a copious number of old colonial buildings many of which have balconies and brightly painted shutters adorning them. There is an abundance of intricately decorated and gilded temples with one on almost every street corner. Some portray paintings of Buddha and… Continue reading →
Flowers of the flame tree Shopping, rain and sewing - I had an early start as my flight to Luang Prabang left at 9am and Google advised it would take an hour to reach the airport. Google is not always correct, and I arrived in plenty of time. (It also neglected to tell me the metro didn’t open until 6am so I had to catch… Continue reading →
Prada shop on Orchard Road En route to Laos - It was with some trepidation that I left home for my latest trip. This was to Laos and was to be a very different experience to any trip I had undertaken before. I was volunteering for several weeks on a new project teaching teenage girls from rural villages to sew. I was anxious my skills… Continue reading →
Science Museum A frustrating travel day and Singapore - Breakfast before I left was spaghetti bolognese. I was not offered anything else although the only other couple in the cafe had eggs and toast. There appeared no logic to this but the waitress/receptionist only spoke a few words of English and I didn’t think it was worth a discussion. At check out, as I… Continue reading →
Gate at the Imperial City Hue and beyond - Hue appealed as a city. A large river flows through the middle with walks on either side. It also helped that the sun was shining! After breakfast I headed for the waterfront where there were many hawkers selling boat trips. I declined and kept walking. The Imperial City was on the opposite side of the… Continue reading →

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