The Perfume River of Vietnam

The Perfume River of Vietnam

Perfume River, from the air. Photo: Oscar Saunders I reckon this might be the most romantically named river ever. It certainly beats ‘The Thames’ which, by the way, is said to mean dark or wide. Dark because it’s filthy I guess. Perfume River isn’t its official name,...
4 spooky ghost towns from around the globe

4 spooky ghost towns from around the globe

As the Specials once pointed out, this town is coming like a ghost town; all the clubs have been closed down. But sometimes it takes a lot more than a lack of nightlife to create a ghost town. Although Halloween may be over, the scent of pumpkins and (for some reason)...
Wadi Rum: A little piece of Mars on Earth

Wadi Rum: A little piece of Mars on Earth

You’ve probably never heard of Wadi Rum. But I bet you’ve seen quite a bit of it in one of your favourite films. That’s because Wadi Rum, which is a sandy valley in Jordan, has been used in quite a few of them. And you might be able to guess what...