Romanticising Saigon

Vietnam, like many countries in this part of the world, was once under French colonial rule, being a part of Indochina until the French influence ended during the mid 1950’s after the first Indochina war. During their time in Vietnam, the French had great influence on Vietnamese culture, leading to … Read more…

McLeod Ganj: Home of the Tibetan Government in Exile

Dharamsala or, more specifically, McLeod Ganj, was somewhere I’d wanted to go from as far back as being in the south of India. Though not a Buddhist (or of any religion at all for that matter), the lure of the Himalayan foothills, the chance to meet Tibetan refugees, plus the … Read more…