Cardiff Castle

A few of my friends came down to Cardiff to celebrate the New Year and while they were here, they were keen to have a look around Cardiff Castle. I've been to the castle a few times and have a key to the castle that lets residents visit for free, but I'm always a little... Continue Reading →

Ho Chi Minh City: Part 1

Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam's financial capital. It's also the country's most global, most metropolitan city. Otherwise known as Saigon, the city is home to almost 8.5 million¬†people. There's a noticeable Western influence in the city centre, more so than in other parts of Vietnam, with coffee shops on street corners and a large... Continue Reading →

Cu Chi Tunnels

The ingenious, sprawling network of tunnels at Cu Chi, 70km north-west of Ho Chi Minh City, were used as a base by the Viet Cong to carry out their guerilla war campaign against the US between 1960 and 1975. It's hard to describe just how clever and extensive these tunnels are. From the ground, you'd... Continue Reading →

Hue: Day 2

On my second day in Hue, I headed back towards the citadel as I was keen to check out a few museums there that had been mentioned in my guide book. Top of my wish list was the Royal Antiquities Museum, which is said to house some fabulous pieces that once belonged to the Nguyen... Continue Reading →

Bletchley Park

I was given the GCHQ Puzzle Book for Christmas, and while I've only solved the first three puzzles so far, it reminded me that I've not yet blogged about my visit to Bletchley Park, the centre of Britain's code-breaking activities during the Second World War. I have an incredible amount of respect for the men... Continue Reading →

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