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The Changing of the Guard, Buckingham Palace.

The Changing of the Guard, Buckingham Palace. Cover photo courtesy of bortescristian. May 2019. I have mixed feelings about the British monarchy. On the one hand much of The Royal Family’s roles and traditions seem … no longer of use… if you will. Sometimes when I see royal ceremonies and events I can’t help but […]

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Travel Report: Trafalgar Square, London.

Trafalgar Square, London. May 2019. Cover photo by David Iliff. License: CC BY-SA 3.0. It was a grey afternoon in London when I arrived at one of the English capital’s most iconic and historic public squares. It felt surreal to be back here. Indeed I have vague memories of running among the pigeons as a kid. […]

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Travel Report: Westminster Bridge, London.

Westminster Bridge, London. May 2019. Cover photo courtesy of Martin Dunst.  It had been a long time since I last felt the fresh air of the Thames on my face from Westminster Bridge. In fact, I believe the last time I’d been here was around fourteen years ago. That had been a hectic afternoon guiding Belgian English […]

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Travel Report: Cool Spots Around Danang.

Cool Spots Around Danang, Vietnam. April 2018. Well folks, you surely know the drill by now. Following my individual articles on Dragon Bridge, The Marble Mountains, The Danang Coastline and Monkey Mountain, here’s my roundup of the best of the rest. Yup, it’s another Vietnamese city wrapped up with my Cool Spots Around Danang. Having […]

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Travel Report: Monkey Mountain, Danang.

Monkey Mountain, Danang, Vietnam. May 2018. It was a beautifully sunny afternoon in Danang as I left the hostel in pursuit of another mountain adventure. I had already enjoyed a day taking in The Marble Mountains and was curious to see how Son Tra, aka Monkey Mountain, would compare. Towering 600 meters above sea level, […]

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Travel Report: The Danang Coastline, Vietnam. 

The Danang Coastline, Vietnam. April 2018. When I look back on my Danang adventures, I naturally recall all the amazing sights I managed to tick off during my five night stay. However, every bit as memorable is the day I took a well-earned rest and didn’t wake up until midday. The day when, having had […]

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Travel Report: Marble Mountain, Danang.

Marble Mountain, Danang. April 2018. On the face of it Danang has just about everything for the curious traveller. First it’s a large, modern metropolis stuffed with markets, museums, temples and a vibrant river scene dominated by a fire-breathing bridge. Furthermore, it has one of Vietnam’s most popular stretches of coastline, home to glistening, golden beaches. More on that in […]

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Travel Report: Dragon Bridge, Danang.

Dragon Bridge, Danang, Vietnam. April 2018. It was my first day in the Vietnamese city of Danang. Having checked into my digs, a Japanese style hostel called Tomodachi House, I wasted no time in heading out into the city. After the sedate charms of Dong Hoi and the imperial delights of Hue, I was definitely […]

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