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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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: https://leightonliterature.com/vietnam/    

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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: Nhon Thanh Brickmaking Village – The Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

Nhon Thanh Brickmaking Village Mekong Delta

1. May 2018. Just about every cruise of The Mekong Delta River includes a number of cultural stops that in theory should deepen your understanding of the area’s history and culture. Choose the wrong tour and you’ll find yourself being taken to a succession of soulless, overpriced souvenir stores. For my daylong cruise with Deluxe […]

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My 5: Mekong Delta River Cruise, Vietnam.

Mekong Delta River cruise Deluxe Group Tours

1. May 2018. If you’re in Ho Chi Minh, or indeed anywhere in the south of Vietnam, you’re almost certainly thinking about a visit to the country’s iconic Mekong Delta region, an intricate maze of rivers and swamps encompassed by rice paddies and dense jungle. For many a river cruise here is one of Vietnam’s major highlights […]

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My 5: Cha Tam Church – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Exterior Cha Tam Church Ho Chi Minh Vietnam

1. May 2018. Another church? I hear you cry. Yes, it’s yet another church, although this one has quite the backstory and features as an essential moment of Vietnam’s long, rocky road to peace. Dating back to 1902, Cha Tam Church (Church of St. Francisco Javier) was built in a gothic style with Chinese temple flourishes […]

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