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    Lake of the Restored Sword, Hanoi

    Hoàn Kiếm Lake, Lake of the Restored Sword, Hanoi

    In a city of dust and noise, Hoàn Kiếm Lake (or the Lake of the Restored Sword) was a blessing for tired eyes and ears. Brains filled with car beeps, motorcycle revs and the chaos of civilisation, the lake materialised out of the traffic as if in a dream. I can’t even guess how many times we walked around it during our time in Hanoi. After months travelling, living and loving every aspect of South East Asia I admit we…

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    Inside The Beast Of Hanoi, Vietnam

    Hanoi is a beast of a place. Like a machine it hums under the surface even when you think it should be sleeping. There are thousands upon thousands of moving parts,…

  • Marble Mountains, Vietnam
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    Discovering Marble Mountains, Vietnam

    Our destination is unknown upon departure. We’ve rented a motorcycle and left from Hoi An knowing only that we were heading to the mountain with the elevator. An odd sentence, to…