We love a good ruin. This crumbling complex of church buildings, an abandoned Franciscan Mission...
A traveller’s guide to making decisions between Vietnam’s two main cities - Hanoi and Saigon aka....
Vietnam has built thousands of hotels and resorts over the past twenty years. Few have made an...
While visitors flock to Ninh Binh in Vietnam’s north to see the remains of the ancient capital of...
Hanoi's French Quarter is a great place for exploring the city's French colonial architectural...
A few minutes walking on Hanoi’s streets and you’ll work out that as a pedestrian, you enjoy no... enlarge
We love a good ruin. This crumbling complex of church buildings, an abandoned Franciscan Mission outside of Dalat, maybe the most stunning we’ve found in Vietnam. Last weekend... more
In Vietnam, historic hotels mostly don’t get much love. The Metropole in Hanoi and the La Residence in Hue are exceptions. In the past,... more
Hoi An Blog
Ho Chi Minh City Blog
Saigon’s campaign to clear sidewalks sounded like a great idea for tourism. Now we’re not so sure. We’ve been bemoaning Saigon’s demise... more
Halong Bay Blog
Jordan Vogt-Roberts, director of the recently released, “Kong: Skull Island” has been made a tourism ambassador for Vietnam. We hope he... more
A traveller’s guide to making decisions between Vietnam’s two main cities - Hanoi and Saigon aka. Ho Chi Minh City. If you're... more
Ho Chi Minh City eating
Hoi An see and do
Hoi An see and do
Hoi An eating
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