Left and Leaving

an alternative travel blog


backpacking on a budget


Theres no 'top 10 things to do in Haiphong' lists to be made here, but that's not to say it has nothing to offer, quite the opposite.

Kawah Ijen Volcano

The early start, the wittering of tour groups and the haranguing of the wannabe guides seemed like a distant memory as the four of us sat alone atop the world and gazed at one of South East Asia's most alluring natural wonders.


No two buildings alike, narrow pathways weave and unravel like animated veins, music from high windows tunnels by, spices fill the breeze, did I follow the second star on the right and straight on till morning?!

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