For me, the only way to travel is to get completely off the beaten track – literally getting off all major routes and getting lost, if necessary, in a destination. It’s for this reason that the Mekong Delta is one of my favourite places in Southeast Asia. I can take off on a bicycle down a winding track, or hop in a sampan and explore its snaking waterways and feel completely immersed in my own expedition. There are also floating markets I like to check out – the one in Cai Rang in the city of Can Tho is probably my favourite. Then there’s Ben Tre ‘Coconut Island’, which I always try to make time for whenever the traffic of Saigon gets too much!