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Fun Times and Rubbish Airlines

Our final South American stop was in the historic city of Cartagena, on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Founded in the 16th century, the city was one of the main Spanish ports for exporting their plundered gold – this also caused it to become a major target for pirates (including Francis Drake), and this in turn led to the Spaniards turning it into something of a fortress. Much of huge city walls remain today, and most of the old city within is relatively unchanged from it’s state of 300 hundred years ago – making Cartagena a popular tourist destination and a regular stop for Caribbean cruise ships. Click here to read more…


Sun, Sea and Vietnamese Rum

After a few days in Hoi An we decided it was time for a trip to the beach for the first time since leaving home. Our plan was to head for Mui Ne, on the south eastern coast, one of the quieter beach resorts, and we were left with the option of either a 24 hour overnight bus ride for about £10 each, or a £16 flight with a night in Saigon. We obviously went for the flight, so after a day spent travelling, a stop for some sleep in Saigon, and a 4 hour bus ride we arrived in Mui Ne. Click here to read more…