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About misterkelvin

I searched, I failed. And then I accidentally found one in Ubud.

Thaipusam. What the hell just happened?

Aside from the disjointed rhythym of multiple drum troupes echoeing off and around the huge Karst outcrops that welcome visitors to Batu Caves, one of the first things I note after disembarking from the unusually busy KTM commmuter train is … Continue reading

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The return.

OK, so it’s been two years since my blog abruptly ended, so apologies for the silence but please allow me to explain… Our travel adventure stopped suddenly when whilst in the charming cloth capital of Hoi An, Vietnam I received … Continue reading

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The year of the dragon : Dalat

The hill station town of Dalat works at a much more leisurely pace than much of what we have seen of Vietnam. Without suffering from the tropical heat of the lowland South, the inhabitants seem able to chill a bit … Continue reading

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Winds of change: Mui Ne

Having endured a painful five-hour bus crawl northwards from Saigon (for the large part through endless urban sprawl and repetitive communist architectural monstrosities) we finally pitch up at the coastal resort of Mui Ne. Mui Ne is a resort known … Continue reading

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Going Underground : The Cu Chi Tunnels

Claustrophobia : The fear of enclosed spaces. Having studied phobias when training in hypnotherapy a few years ago, I developed an interested in the topic of phobic reactions and the underlying mental processes which allow a principally┬ánon-threatening event to become … Continue reading

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An orange twist : Saigon

Aside from the Vietnamese of the delta region being rather lacking in stature, the other trait we have frequently commented upon is the disproportionately high number of deformed people we have encountered over the past few days. Puzzled by the … Continue reading

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Market Day: Can Tho

With its numerous fingers of water dividing and reaching seawards after thousands of miles of travel across the nations of South-East Asia, the fertile lands of the Mekong Delta are often characterised as being the rice bowl of Vietnam. The … Continue reading

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