Blog 4 – Vietnam Adventure


Vietnam has been open to proper tourism for less than 20 years. And there are still some places where it feels even less. We spent some time in the North on the Chinese border, where there are around 8 ethnic minorities who still live as a traditional life as possible. Sapa and Bac-Ha all take about an hour by road from Lao Cai.

The journey to the North at the moment is via sleeper train that takes around 8 hours, and costs less than $40.

The journey will be cut to 3-4 hours in the next few years when they finish the highway from Hanoi. And even shorter in 5-10 years when the airport opens in Lao Cai. Beautiful country.


Teenage Cancer Trust

This year marks the 13th year of gigs, to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Noel Gallagher has curated an incredible week of live music including Kasabian, Primal Scream, Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon and Noel, himself. There’s also a comedy night lined up with Russell Brand and Noel Fielding. All the performances take place at The Royal Albert Hall between March 18th and March 25th. Dan will be presenting on stage during the week. For more information, check out @teenagecancer on Twitter.