How often do you encounter hotel bathrooms where there is no place to put your wet pack or toiletries bag? An easy solution is to buy a toiletries bag that comes with a built-in hook. It can be hung from towel rails, door knobs or on the back of doors. GILLIAN LEWIS
Apparently some Asian countries have a reciprocal arrangement about their driving licences being accepted in Thailand, but drivers from other countries must have an International Driving Permit, with photo (we got ours from the RAC). If you do not get this permit and there is an accident, your insurance is null and void. Also, we have been stopped many times at police check-points and asked to show our International Permits. If you do not have one, it is an on-the-spot fine. MELANIE LEATHER
When visiting The Louvre, avoid the throng of tourists lining up at the main entrance and instead enter via the shopping centre under the pyramid for a much shorter queue. KAREN BOURKE
Last year, I returned to Vietnam to visit Ban Gioc Waterfall – an amazing destination with very little information found on the internet.
It is like Halong Bay on land. The waterfall itself is spread over a vast area with Vietnam on one side and China on the other. It is truly majestic!
We stayed overnight at the Nung’s longhouse in Quanguyen (another wonderful cultural experience).
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