Room in the Citadel

Stepping off the Beaten Path in Hue

After trying to blend in with locals in Hanoi and travelling Halong Bay independently, Brendan and I were hit square in the face by mass tourism upon arriving in Hue. In certain parts, there were more tourists...
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A Week in Hanoi

"Don't panic," I tell myself as I watch what seems to be an endless wall of unyielding scooters rushing down the boulevard. Crossing a road seems to be impossible from a visitors perspective, but is easily...
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Falling in Love with Books Actually

Three words: Cats. In. Bookstores. Yes, this is indeed a thing. I found both in Tiong Bahru, but before I start salivating on my keyboard, first things first. It is an hour past noon when I hop on a train...
Star Photography in Wadi Rum

Tutorial: How to do Star Photography

Whether you call it star photography or astrophotography, capturing the beauty of the stars is something you definitely should not miss on your next trip into nature. How I did it: Camera: Canon 700D Lens:...
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Cliff Jumping with Donkeys

"What is your donkey’s name?“ The three of them ride up on a little brown donkey, sitting on a saddle made from scratchy looking, colourful fabric, leather and wooden scraps. It is tied to the animals...