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England is now better known for vibrant cities with great nightlife and attractions, contrasted with green and pleasant countryside. It's said that Ireland, once visited, is never forgotten; the landscape has a mythic resonance, the country's history is almost tangible, and its people seem put on earth expressly to restore faith in humanity. Wales is just what you picture it to be: rolling moorlands, tongue-twisting place names, Rugby Union... But also fantastic walking, cycling, fishing, water and adventure sports as well as some fine festivals. Scotland's' people are feisty, opinionated and fiercely loyal. The countryside is a wild, beautiful tumble of raw mountain peaks and deep glassy lakes.

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London Part 2

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 | By jwagenknecht | Views [32]

Days 2 and 3 in London were none crazy eventful. I kicked off my Thursday morning by heading up to the "Harry Potter" train station, the one that they shot in the films. Sadly, they did put in a 9 3/4 platform with the cart sticking out of the wall. ... Read more >

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 | By jwagenknecht | Photo Gallery


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Hanoi to Cat Ba Island

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 | By walkersgowandering | Views [19]

Saturday 15th April  

Hanoi

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 | By walkersgowandering | Views [17]

Friday 14th April   Arrived in Hanoi at around 5am.

London Day 1

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 | By jwagenknecht | Views [34]

I am sure you missed me yesterday. No full-fledged corporate endorsement coming this time but I did finish up my time yesterday in Manchester by visiting Old Trafford; both the cricket stadium and eventually the home of Manchester United (premier league ... Read more >

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 | By walkersgowandering | Views [34]

Monday 10th April Arrived at lunch time and got collected from the village centre by the man who runs our home stay, Village House. They made us lunch while our room was being made ready. It was noodle soup with egg. We went for a short bike ride ... Read more >

Hue

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 | By walkersgowandering | Views [23]

Sunday 9th April   Monday 10th April

Da Nang

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 | By walkersgowandering | Views [17]

Saturday 8th April   Sunday 9th April

Hoi An

Sat, 8 Apr 2017 | By walkersgowandering | Views [31]

Wednesday 5th April 2017 We arrived on the sleeper bus at around 7am.   We walked to our home stay and found the room very spacious, but not as clean as we'd like. They hadn't emptied the toilet bin!   We looked around the ancient ... Read more >

Da Lat to Nha Trang. Nha Trang to Hoi An.

Sat, 8 Apr 2017 | By walkersgowandering | Views [20]

Tuesday 4th April Got the 12.30pm bus to Nha Trang. It took about 4 hours and was very scenic. As we descended the mountains we were in mist for a long time and it made for a scary bus ride. Part way down we saw the bus that had left before us had ... Read more >

Da Lat

Mon, 3 Apr 2017 | By walkersgowandering | Views [41]

Saturday 1st April  Didn't do much today. Sunburn extremely painful and still can't find an ATM that accepts my card in this town. Got some ibuprofen then stayed in from the rain playing card games and drinking tea! It's free tea and coffee here ... Read more >

Mui Ne to Da Lat

Mon, 3 Apr 2017 | By walkersgowandering | Views [34]

31st March 2017 Got the lunchtime bus up to De Lat in the highlands. Some beautiful scenery on the way. When we arrived at our hostel we were blow away by how lovely it is. You have the option of a home cooked meal every night. Everyone gets together ... Read more >

Mui Ne

Mon, 3 Apr 2017 | By walkersgowandering | Views [35]

Thursday 30th March Got up at 3.20am for the 4am sunrise tour. Started with watching the sun rise at the white sand dunes, then off to the red ones. After that we stopped at a fishing village and lastly visited the fairy stream. The fairy stream was ... Read more >

Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 | By walkersgowandering | Views [20]

Wednesday 29th March 2017 Got 8am bus.   When we got to Mui Ne we took a walk down to the beach. It was hard to find an accessible part as it had all been privatised. When we did the tide was in and there was no beach anyway. We went back ... Read more >

Ho Chi Minh City

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 | By walkersgowandering | Views [28]

Saturday 25th March  War remnants museum. Notre Dam cathedral and post office. Chatted to some Vietnamese students in the park who wanted to practice their English. They were all 2nd year banking students and we really lovely.   Sunday ... Read more >

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