At the start of the day I didn’t know I was going to be staying in Matara. I began the day in Nuwara Eliya – up in the Hill Country – ready for a long day of travel. I caught the local bus to the coastal city of Matara with the intention of getting connecting […]
Weekly Travel Photo
I post a weekly photo every friday of where I've been. It's in chronological order though it maybe behind a few months, depending on my travels.
The Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Temple) is the oldest temple in Georgetown. I happened to be here just after the Chinese New Year so these lanterns were lining the courtyard. It is usually busier than this (especially around CNY) but I managed to catch a break in the crowd to see mostly pigeons. […]
Saigon Central Post Office was designed and constructed by Gustave Eiffel (of the tower fame) and was opened in 1891. The building recently got a fresh coat of paint from and under-stated pastel creme colour to this electric yellow. There has been an uproar with this new coat of paint, but it looks closer to […]
When you travel around the cities of Vietnam you will soon notice the same street names to honour national heroes, much like in the US with all the Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln Blvd’s everywhere. One name that pops up everywhere is Nguyen Trung Truc. He was an anti-colonial military commander who resisted the French colonial forces. […]