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Newsletter!

Newsletter!

Just a quick one. I have, after much* thought, set up a Tinyletter! The idea is that it’ll be a place for me to share thoughts that are a bit more personal and less clickbaity than the kind needed for a blog or Youtube post. […]

Lost in Translations

Lost in Translations

I remember my father once trying to teach me how to count to ten in the Irish language. Dad and I were nothing if not strongly alike in our total impatience over absolutely everything, so we didn’t get anywhere. I grew up knowing full well […]

I’M BACK.

I’M BACK.

Yes, I’m back! Recommitting to the blog and all sorts of things. But Tina, where have you been tho? Well, that is a question and a half. I will spare you the gory details, but let’s just say that Masters degrees are crazy, and 2017 […]

Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

CAT BA. The heart of Ha Long Bay. And the site of my nascent attempts at ‘motorised bicycle riding’. Also I went kayaking and jumped off a boat.

Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa, Vietnam

Interesting factoid: this visit is the closest to China I have as yet been. Turns out we were so close you could practically see over the border. It was also very cold and I got there via a sleeper bus designed for nobody over 5’2″. […]

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam

Thanks to a combination of events (mainly me spending almost a full week in Hoi An, then deciding ‘I CAN TOTALLY DO CAMBODIA IN THREE DAYS‘), I only got one day in Hanoi. This was… sad. I did rather love it though; where Saigon is […]

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

aka. Saigon. aka. a wonderful mix of history and increasing hipster leanings, what with all the coffee shops. aka. absolute traffic chaos the likes of which nobody in the Western world will ever get used to.

Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An was my favourite place in Vietnam, and not just because of the easy access to tailors and therefore clothes that actually properly fit me. (Unlike anything bought in UK shops.) Want a lively place, filled with coffee shops and beautiful beaches and glorious […]

Motorbiking in Vietnam

Motorbiking in Vietnam

So here’s the thing about motorbikes in Vietnam: technically you’re not supposed to drive without a Vietnamese licence. And you can’t get a Vietnamese licence unless you have Vietnamese residency. So that would seem to be that, right? Well. Like so many things in Vietnam, […]


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Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

CAT BA. The heart of Ha Long Bay. And the site of my nascent attempts at ‘motorised bicycle riding’. Also I went kayaking and jumped off a boat.

Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa, Vietnam

Interesting factoid: this visit is the closest to China I have as yet been. Turns out we were so close you could practically see over the border. It was also very cold and I got there via a sleeper bus designed for nobody over 5’2″. […]

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam

Thanks to a combination of events (mainly me spending almost a full week in Hoi An, then deciding ‘I CAN TOTALLY DO CAMBODIA IN THREE DAYS‘), I only got one day in Hanoi. This was… sad. I did rather love it though; where Saigon is […]

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

aka. Saigon. aka. a wonderful mix of history and increasing hipster leanings, what with all the coffee shops. aka. absolute traffic chaos the likes of which nobody in the Western world will ever get used to.

Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An was my favourite place in Vietnam, and not just because of the easy access to tailors and therefore clothes that actually properly fit me. (Unlike anything bought in UK shops.) Want a lively place, filled with coffee shops and beautiful beaches and glorious […]