My 5: Jinhua Architecture Park Part I – Jinhua, China.

Jinhua Architecture Park Zhejiang province China

1. August 2018. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a city park quite like Jinhua Architecture Park! Fittingly, the story of its creation and eventual abandonment is a story to raise even the most lethargic of eyebrows. With its charming location along a two-kilometer stretch of The Yiwu River, the park was the brainchild of […]

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My 5: Camellia Culture Park – Jinhua, China.

Jinhua Camellia Culture Park.

1. August 2018. I was walking to the city centre on my way back from Jinhua Ham Museum when I happened upon this landscaped park. I was about to hail a taxi to my hotel but figured what the heck and decided to nip in, get some shots and add another My 5 to my […]

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My 5: Jinhua Ham Museum – Jinhua, China.

Jinhua Ham Museum Zhejiang province China

1. August 2018. Ok, it’s pop quiz time and in the interests of cutting straight to the chase I’ll hit you with this article’s all-important question. From where did dry-cured ham originate? It’s Spain right? Everyone knows about Spanish jamón, not least myself as I was lucky enough to live in the Spanish city of Malaga […]

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Leighton Literature’s Travel Guide to Vietnam.

Leighton Thomas travel blogger voice over editor English teacher

28 days, 13 locations, god knows how many sub-locations (I can’t be bothered to count), 80 articles. Interested in traveling Vietnam? Click below:    

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My 5: Vinh Trang Pagoda – The Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

Laughing buddha Vinh Trang Pagoda The Mekong Delta

1. May 2018. It was late afternoon and after a full day’s tour of The Mekong Delta our little minivan had begun rumbling its way back to the bright lights of Ho Chi Minh. We were all exhausted… unsurprisingly so. After all, we’d cruised down The Mekong River, cycled our way through Non Thanh Village […]

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My 5: Nhon Thanh Village – The Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

Nhon Thanh Village The Mekong Delta

1. May 2018. It had been quite the action-packed morning in The Mekong Delta. We’d cruised a gorgeous stretch of the iconic river, toured a remote brickmaking village and munched on candy and fruit at a riverside coconut workshop. Next up was some cycling around the country roads and jungle lanes of Nhon Thanh Village. […]

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My 5: Non Thanh Coconut Candy Workshop – The Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

Nhong Thanh Coconut Candy Workshop The Mekong Delta

1. May 2018. Having cruised The Mekong River for a bit and toured a brickmaking community in Nhon Thanh Village, the second stop of my Mekong Delta excursion came at this coconut processing workshop, one of many peppered across the region. After all, the area is affectionately known throughout Vietnam as coconut country and indeed the […]

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