Thursday, February 08, 2018



Not usually into posting about the plantings on hotel grounds and resorts (bar exceptional ones like those found in Madeiran and Cornish hotels) as they tend to be formulaic and regimented. But going through our photos on our recent trip to Vietnam I couldn't help but long to be transported back to where we stayed, especially seeing once again the lush tropical planting they had there.

View from our balcony

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

A Little Taste of Vietnam

Almost a couple of weeks ago we had a break from the cold British winter by going on a mini break to the city of Nha Trang in Vietnam.

We've always been curious about tourism in Vietnam so decided to have a little taste of this country by spending some time in one of their more curious and fast urbanising cities.

Lonely Planet describes Nha Trang as 'loud and proud' and loud and proud it certainly is. The main attraction of the city is a stretch of fine golden sand beach that is 6 kilometers long that is mostly flanked to one side with rows and rows of tall buildings and sky scrapers. As far as we are aware of, they are trying to model the development of the city with that of Gold Coast in Australia and Miami (although the Spanish coastal city of Benidorm also crossed our minds). So in short, Nha Trang city is a bustling, fast growing metropolis with a beautiful beach.

Sunday, February 04, 2018

The Garden in Early February

The UK has a bit of a cold spell at the moment, although fortunately not too cold - about 3C this morning. Despite the cold it was a bright day in the garden to I took advantage and went out with the camera.

Blue sky almost makes it feel like spring is here.