Travel Pics Theme: G for Gardens. Hoi An Market Gardens

This week, our Travel pics series is G for Gardens. Here in Australia, as in the US and other industrialised nations, agriculture has been industrialised – we have massive combine harvesters and air-conditioned tractors and giant insect-like cane cutters, and tea-picking machines that replace dozens of workers, and … well, you get the idea. While there…

Rear View Microphone podcast 011

Here’s the Eleventh episode of Rear View Microphone – the weekly podcast covering Travel and Cruising This week in cruise news – hello, and goodbye, to ships servicing Australia; and in Travel – what happens when you negotiate a price – and the local wants more later?   Enjoy!

Travel Pics Theme: V for Vietnam

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics the last two weeks has been V, for Vietnam. Our final image comes from Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon – and its of my shadow as I took a Xich Lo (or Cyclo) ride around HCMC Cyclo rides are a great way to see the city –…

Travel Pics Theme: V for Vietnam

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week again is V, for Vietnam. Our second last picture is in Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as its better known to westerners. HCMC is the name given to the city by the winners of the Vietnamese civil war – but just to confuse matters, the…