The night market at Kuantan

Night markets are a feature and a delight of small towns in Southeast Asia and the night market in Kuantan does not disappoint. …

Laksa – a Malay speciality

Laksa is basically a fish or seafood curry soup with noodles. It’s available everywhere in Malaysia but also common in Thailand and Indonesia,…

Vietnamese Laundry

One lesson I learnt early on travelling in Southeast Asia was that it was simply not worth trying to do your washing in…

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Ha Long Bay is quite breathtaking. It is probably quite unlike anything you have ever seen before. It consists of over 700 large…

Motorbike Madness

In many countries the pickup truck is the basic mode of transport, for businesses and families alike, but in the Far East (particularly…

Hanoi Traffic – Organised Chaos

The first thing that strikes you when you come to Hanoi (but hopefully not literally) is the traffic.  Motorcycles and scooters swarm the…