Coffee Vendors in Saigon Markets

Weekly Travelpic – Coffee Markets in Saigon

This is inside the Ben Thanh markets, in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon, as it was known prior to 1975) – apparently one of the oldest surviving ‘structures’ in Saigon. Markets in the area have existed for centuries¬†.. although they were¬†¬†initially closer to the river (which is unsurprising). However, during the…

Travel Thursday: Palma, Majorca

Majorca (or Mallorca, as it is also spelled) is probably best known as a tourist destination to middle-aged Brits for decades – even as their younger fellow-travellers head elsewhere in the Balearic Islands – notably to Ibiza. It’s also home to thousands of expatriate Britons – although whether that will continue post-Brexit is a question…

Travel Pics Theme: X for Xerox. Stonehenge

  This week, our travel-pic theme is X for Xerox – black-and-white reproductions of some pics we’ve taken around the world. Today’s a dark and foreboding Stonehenge. The stone structure is one of the most famous sights in England, has prompted entire belief-structures based on its supposed ancient wisdom and astronomical expertise. But unfortunately, its…