A Glasto 2017 listickle

1. Thom Yorke rocks a man bun 2. Kris Kristofferson doesn’t remember the end to any song 3. As soon as you put your sunglasses on it will rain 4. The toilet of dreams is not anything special 5. Andi knows the lyrics to all Ed Sheeran’s songs 6. Glastonbury festival wouldn’t be around today…

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Ding dong Hong Kong is fun

I loved Vietnam, but to tell you the truth I was actually happy to be on our way to an organised city. My expectations were realised by the ease in which the airport train got us to Hong Kong Central at nearly midnight. Where we met a tired Louise. Louise being one of Kelly’s friends…

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Communism eh? Who’dve thunk it?

The last segment of our Vietnamese trip would take us to Hanoi via Huế (pronounced Howay, like Howay the lads). It was used as an ancient capital for the Vietnamese emperors, so culture beckoned us forth. When we arrived we wandered next door to an Indian. I ordered something hot, as usual, and the waiter…

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The Quiet Englishman

I can’t say what made me fall in love with Vietnam. That everything is so intense? The colors, the taste, even the rain. Nothing like the filthy rain in London. They say whatever you’re looking for, you will find here. They say you come to Vietnam and you understand a lot in a few minutes,…

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Kicking about in KL

Believing an hour long taxi ride into Malaysia would give us enough time to catch our train, we got up at 5:30AM in Singapore. Only a few taxis are allowed to take you across the border, so it was a double taxi job to set us on our way. Making good time northwards we entered…

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Singapore our gateway to Asia

Our trip (in my eyes) goes through 3 phases. Firstly the English speaking, similar-in-culture section starting with the US and ending with Oz. Phase two follows this up with a language and comfort clash through South East Asia, and finally phase 3 delivers culture and communication shocks in China and India en route home. We…

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Cycling on the sun

We had the weirdest welcome to Perth when we tried to get a taxi to our hostel. One of the German ladies from our Uluru tour had also taken the same plane, so it made sense to combine taxis and drop off twice. When we presented the idea to the taxi driver he looked lost,…

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