Cat Tien Part Two – Communist Bears and Capitalist Gibbons

Thus we woke at about 4:45 the next morning, and it wasn’t raining. Cloudy, but not raining. Hauled ourselves out of bed and made the 50m stroll the the ranger station just in time. Having said that, it was just the two of us on the Gibbon Trek. The written itinerary for the trek looks … More Cat Tien Part Two – Communist Bears and Capitalist Gibbons

Cat Tien National Park – Part 1, Butterflies and Bikes

About 150km north of HCMC, Cat Tien National Park was formed in the late 1970s as a Rhinoceros sanctuary. Sadly, the last remaining Javan Rhino in the park was killed in 2010, but the area still contains a variety of wildlife. Getting There We arranged a private taxi each way through our accommodation – Green … More Cat Tien National Park – Part 1, Butterflies and Bikes

Leiden

I’d planned on spending a morning in Amsterdam on the way to Hanoi back in May. However, as I’d been there twice before, when I read about Leiden in the BA magazine I knew I had another option – especially as all I needed to do was buy a frying pan and a hat. Leiden … More Leiden