Monthly Archive: May 2011

lenin park, hanoi, vietnam

The Sunday Six: Hanoi With Kids

1: Play at Ho Tay Waterpark We defy any child visiting Hanoi — and plenty of adults, for that matter — not to enjoy the...

Shipwreck of the Amstar 7 by Wollex at Wikimedia Commons

Emergency Use Only

There’s a trend among the gnarlier long-term travelers to eschew travel insurance. The logic seems to be that travel insurance is for wimps. Real men...

rural church in flores, indonesia, on road from labuan bajo to ruteng.

We Stay With The Sisters

“Let me explain the rules,” says the young, smiley nun, jiggling the world’s most-indulged baby who’s balanced on her shoulder. “We close the gates at...

Labuhan Bajo harbour

Visas – A Horror Story

Now, I’m normally quite cautious about visas. I apply in the right town of the right country for them to be delivered cost-effectively and easily;...

dreamworld bangkok

The Sunday Six: Theme Parks and Waterparks

1: Disneyland, Paris, France A dream choice for younger children’s birthdays, Disneyland is one destination where holiday packages offer value. Expect all the magic and...