These 2 lovely gents are all you need to understand about Hanoi’s expanded pedestrian areas

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These 2 lovely gents are all you need to understand about Hanoi’s expanded pedestrian areas

A few minutes walking on Hanoi’s streets and you’ll work out that as a pedestrian, you enjoy no... enlarge

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Beautiful ruins: The abandoned Franciscan Mission in Dalat Vietnam

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Beautiful ruins: The abandoned Franciscan Mission in Dalat Vietnam

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

The rise, fall, and rise and fall, of the Dalat Palace Hotel

Dalat Blog

The rise, fall, and rise and fall, of the Dalat Palace Hotel

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

An unexploded shell on An Bang Beach, Hoi An

Hoi An Blog

An unexploded shell on An Bang Beach, Hoi An

Unexploded ordnance (UXO) still kills in Vietnam. Victims tend to be poor farmers and their family members. I’ve never heard of a tourist... more

Saigon's pavements still a disaster for tourists and walkers

Ho Chi Minh City Blog

Saigon's pavements still a disaster for tourists and walkers

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

Kong saved Skull Island - can Vogt-Roberts save Vietnam’s besieged natural treasures?

Halong Bay Blog

Kong saved Skull Island - can Vogt-Roberts save Vietnam’s besieged natural treasures?

Jordan Vogt-Roberts, director of the recently released, “Kong: Skull Island” has been made a tourism ambassador for Vietnam. We hope he... more

Hanoi or Saigon - which of Vietnam's big cities is best for travellers?

Hanoi Blog

Hanoi or Saigon - which of Vietnam's big cities is best for travellers?

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

A walk along the railway tracks in Hanoi

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A walk along the railway tracks in Hanoi

You wouldn’t normally recommend walking along railway tracks  - but we had a surprisingly interesting wander along the northern line in... more

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