Take me to the River

Explore the beautiful tapestry that makes up the Mekong Delta On a fine Saturday morning I was picked up at 8am and taken down to Saigon Pier where at 8:15am I and several other travelers boarded a speedboat that would take us south to explore the Mekong Delta. I started chatting with a fellow companion who informed me that

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Beyond Temples and Tombs

Cycling to Hue’s lesser-known sights Inscribed as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1993 for its gorgeous temples, imperial buildings and royal tombs, Hue’s beguiling charms and laid- back vibe are often lost on the millions of tourists who come through on a one-day whirlwind tour of the Citadel in the morning followed by the

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Colorful Colorado

There was a time when Colorado was the Wild West and that spirit stays alive today Colorado is for the hale and hearty. A place where the elderly boisterously mock passing 4×4s and reminisce about their skills on VW Bugs; where to get to work you may have to hold onto the roof of your

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Journey to Jaffna

A region once ravaged by strife is now one of Sri Lanka’s must-see destinations I’m on the mail train to Jaffna, my head stuck out the window with repeated clacking of the rails, sway of the carriage and unstoppable motion into places unknown – here I remember what it is to travel. Then the moments

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Keeping It Wild

A film contest aims to combat wildlife and rhino poaching It’s been nearly five years since the last Vietnamese rhinoceros – Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus – was found dead with a bullet in its leg and its horn sawn off in Cat Tien National Park. Researchers had only just proven that he was the very last

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Can Tho: The Queen of the Mekong Delta

A PLAIN TUNIC. A fragile canoe floating silently on the river. A conical hat worn just off center. A flock of swallows flying over rice fields ripe for harvesting. So goes the imagery in Chiec Ao Ba Ba, one of Vietnam’s most beloved songs from the 70s, a melancholy melody that paints a picture of

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Into Africa

Getting close to nature on a safari Text by Adam Pickard Images by Rebecca Johnston Many people dream of going on an African safari: seeing lions lazing in the sun, elephants herding their calves to watering holes and thousands of wildebeests and zebras sweeping across the plains. Much of what we know about African wildlife

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