Back in 'Nam

VIETNAM must surely be one of the most colourful, diverse, and exotic travel destinations on the planet. This long sliver of a country that has so captured the world’s imagination and attention over the past 50 years has everything – excitement, culture, energy, unbelievable food, wonderful people, and incredibly different landscapes.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have travelled to Vietnam a couple of times over the years and have loved every second, but out of these trips had emerged a bucketlist craving that needed to be satisfied – to run in the gorgeous hills and remote ethnic-minority villages of the country’s untouched rural North!

And so it was that when a friend announced that she was thinking of a trip to South-East Asia,

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