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The Night Bus

5 Mar

Bunk Beds on Sleeper Bus, VietnamSo, the night bus in London. Squabbling teenagers. Aggressive crackheads spouting bullshit at the bus driver in pursuit of a free ride home (or wherever).

Queasy slappers and their Ben-Shermaned beaux. Bewildered tourists. Knackered cleaners. And the ever-present danger of waking up in Colindale.

Night bus in Vietnam? Has bunk beds! Continue reading

Hounds, Bikes and Dunes

2 Mar

Puppy at roadside stall, Mui Ne, VietnamZ and I are sitting at a roadside stall in Mui Ne, Vietnam, watching a very cute, extremely solemn and phenomenally determined toddler hounding an equally cute but definitely sorrowful puppy.

It’s our first outing on a motorbike sans chauffeur since I over-estimated my off-road capabilities on an elderly manual sized for a Thai lady, shredded my elbow, scraped Z’s hand and scared myself shitless. Our spanking new, man-sized twist-‘n’-go Honda has proved a far more accessible ride. Continue reading