Category Archives: Asia

Singapore Stop-over

Orchard Road in the rain[/caption] Originally published at http://www.exploration-online.com Singapore’s skyline, dominated by shiny, towering bank-buildings casts a shadow over the ramshackle colonial history at the heart of the city. It is, more often than not, seen as a clean … Continue reading

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Street Food in Saigon

The back of a motorbike is the only way to really see Ho Chi Minh City. We had booked a food tour and I had neglected to mention the ‘back of a motorbike’ part to Mark until we were waiting … Continue reading

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The Egg Man

My first day volunteering as a teacher in an orphanage in Phnom Penh and I realised that being outside the city centre meant I couldn’t simply pop to the nearest restaurant or air-conditioned shopping mall for lunch. The kitchen, run … Continue reading

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Singapore Storms

In the two blocks between our hostel and the streets of Chinatown it began to rain. Big rain. The kind of rain that comes down in sheets and soaks through your skin, never mind your clothes, in two seconds flat. … Continue reading

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Tsagaan Sar

Click, one sheep’s ankle bone smacks against another during a round of Shangai in the Ger tent in Mongolia. Outside the sun shines deceptively over a world of ragged mountains and the vast snow swept plains of the Terelj National … Continue reading

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