Alice! Who the…

I just arrived in Alice Springs to my first full-on, smelly backpackers hostel, and a dorm room. I’ve held out a pretty long time without going for this kind of set-up, but Australia is just a tad more expensive than everywhere else I’ve been so far, so it’s necessary. The subtle aroma of cheesy socks …

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Bye-bye Asia, hello Oz

After the bike tour finished in Hoi An, I stayed there for a week, enjoying the chilled-out atmosphere and small streets of worn-looking French colonial buildings, wandering to the beach, or just reading and grazing. I could have gone to Danang or Hue to the North, even as far as Hanoi if I’d been in …

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Easy Rider

Leaving Saigon was a relief, but I quite liked the place – it’s not so different from being in London. The place does your head in but it’s fun at the same time, you’re one of many anonymous people, everything you want is at hand, and everything costs more than it should. Just like temples, …

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New service – Make Nathan Do Stuff

I have been asked to recite a line from a movie by Iain while still in Ho Chi Minh City, so here it is. If you have any movie lines you would like me to recite in their actual locations, please let me know. And I may just do this even if you don’t ask …

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Asia fatigue and a lemon massage

My cap’n Originally uploaded by Big Trippy Nathan. I arrived in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday, and am already feeling like, for the good of my health, I need to leave as quickly as possible. I’m staying in the Pham Ngu Lao area, a backpackery haunt, therefore it’s rammed with shops selling dodgy North Face …

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