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Fiona Hyde enjoys some solitary time in Luang Prabang, Laos

As they say, when it’s all over, we still have to clean up. A lot has been written about the various challenges involved in long-term travel. Before y(...)

Joseph Tuohy: his story echoes those of other emigrants who went to England and lost their way.

The story of forgotten Irish emigrant Joseph Tuohy touched the heart of many of our readers in Ireland and abroad this week. The article, written(...)

Gavin Brennan at the finish line  of the Hanoi half marathon.

“I run because if I didn’t, I’d be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to (...)

Six weeks on from the symbolic apogee of the current rapprochement between the leaders of North Korea and the United States, when Donald Trump crossed(...)

Gavin Brennan in Hanoi. He had a ball.

Gavin Brennan is a writer from Claremorris, Co Mayo. He has just returned to Ireland, having spent three years working and travelling around Asia, mos(...)

If his meeting with Kim Jong-un on Sunday underlined Donald Trump’s mastery of reality television, it also highlighted his shortcomings as a strategist. Photograph: KCNA via Reuters

It was a classic piece of Trumpian stagecraft. The US president fires off a tweet inviting the North Korean dictator to drop by and “say hello” at the(...)

US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un standing on North Korean soil  in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Panmunjom, Korea. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

North Korean state media celebrated Kim Jong-un’s latest meeting with Donald Trump, underlining concerns that the US president has helped burnish the (...)

US president Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the demilitarised zone between the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque

Donald Trump has become the first sitting US president to visit North Korea after crossing from the demilitarised zone that divides the Korean Peninsu(...)

US president Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the demilitarised zone. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea after briefly crossing the border in the demilitarised zone after shakin(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un welcoming Chinese president Xi Jinping at Pyongyang airport this week. Photograph:  KCNA via Reuters

Chinese president Xi Jinping has promised to play an active role in the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and offered to help with “security an(...)

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