Sorry guys I was going to do a write up on this but lost my notes. All I remember was that it was hotter than balls in this place. The Minh Mang fella is buried underneath those steps and the they’ve sealed the entrance. Whilst building this gaff about 3000…

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Just a quick word on this place. Ha Long Bay, made up of 1969 islands, conveniently the same number as the year of the death of Ho Chi Minh, nations beloved leader that freed the Vietnamese from French rule. ‘Ha’ means descending and ‘Long’ means dragon, (think that’s the right…

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Home to 7.5 million people, with 9 million motorbikes. Here they have no dimmer switch, you either drive with a face mask or with a cigarette pursed between your lips. The streets have a frenzy to them, not like India where cows roam and feast on piles of trash, but…

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Arrived here mid-day, climbed to the top of Tian Tan Buddha. It doesn’t have the majesty of Statue of Christ, or the view, but it does have a swastika on its chest. The Nazi’s inverted the swastika, probably the most pernicious hijacking of a sacred symbol since Usain Bolt plagerised…

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Tai O, is a fishing town on the western side of Lantau Island in Hong Kong. The village is now mostly squatter’s huts and dilapidated stilt houses, known as pang uks. People still live here, unlike the floating fishing villages in Ha Long Bay where the government have moved the residents into brand new apartments. Tai…

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