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A collection of favourite destinations around the world, in previously unpublished articles

The Quiet Australian: Going solo in Saigon

Jimmy Thomson spends almost two weeks in Vietnam's southern metropolis ... and survives to tell the tale. I recently visited Saigon in Vietnam on my own, abandoning friends and family over Christmas, partly to aid...

15 things you MUST do in Saigon

Author and travel writer Jimmy Thomson  has been to Vietnam more times than he can recall without checking his passports. Here is his guide to the best experiences in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)...

Glasgow’s hidden gems

It’s 3.30 on a fairly typical Glasgow Spring afternoon, and I am standing in horizontal freezing rain in the midst of a fake Neolithic stone circle. Behind me, a 20-storey apartment block – which...

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