My 5: Shangdi Revisited, Beijing.

Shangdi Subway Station Beijing China

1. September 2018. I saw Anthony’s towering figure from all the way down the other side of the platform as I stepped off the train at Shangdi Subway Station. I couldn’t help but feel a little emotional as we hugged, after all it had been a long day of travel and it felt… just… bizarre […]

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Guest Post: How To Do Northern Vietnam in Two Weeks by Outlanderly.com

Northern Vietnam in 2 weeks by Outlanderly.com Recommended by leightonliterature.com

It’s been a hectic week here at Leighton Literature, with daily travel reports from China to publish, the seemingly infinite reformatting of old articles and last minute preparations for my upcoming trip to Nanjing. I’m also excited to have partnered up with the brilliant travel blogger Jo and her site outlanderly.com for LL’s first guest post! […]

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

Snack Space Jinhua Architecture Park Zhejiang province China

1. August 2018. I’d already spent several hours exploring the unpredictable sights of Jinhua Architecture Park when I came across this congested collection of pocket-sized standalone structures titled Snack Space. Unlike many of the other pavilions all the rooms here were locked, there wasn’t an accompanying information plaque and as I went from block to […]

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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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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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