Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, Chau Doc

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Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, Chau Doc

Tra Su bird sanctuary, about 25 kilometres from Chau Doc is a surprisingly serene and beautiful... enlarge

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Slice of life Vietnam - Hue fishing village

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Slice of life Vietnam - Hue fishing village

A slice of life in a small fishing village overlooking a stunning lake south of Hue in central Vietnam. I arrived on my bicycle on a midsummer... more

Vietnamese language class for travellers III - more on food

Hue Video

Vietnamese language class for travellers III - more on food

The third in this series of Vietnamese language classese for travellers, we take a further look at a basic food vocabulary with plentiful random... more

The last president's driver

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The last president's driver

A chance encounter in Saigon with the driver of South Vietnam's last President, Duong Van Minh - the man who handed over power to the communists at... more

Slice of life Vietnam - Halong Bay fruit boat with little guy on top

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Slice of life Vietnam - Halong Bay fruit boat with little guy on top

This little guy turned up on the roof of a typical Halong Bay fruit boat during my recent visit. Usually family run, these boats pull alongside... more

McDonald's comes to Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City Blog

McDonald's comes to Vietnam

McDonald's has arrived in Saigon. The first store opened last weekend complete with motorcycle drive-thru and big plans for the future. After... more

Slice of life Vietnam - Long Bien Bridge Hanoi

Hanoi Video

Slice of life Vietnam - Long Bien Bridge Hanoi

With the future of Hanoi's historic Long Bien Bridge (1903) under a cloud, here's some video footage of the bridge I shot on an open day held in... more

The Queen Mother's rundown residence, Hue

Hue Video

The Queen Mother's rundown residence, Hue

Few travellers to Vietnam's former capital Hue, visit the home of the country's last Queen Mother - Tu Cung. It's one of the few places in the city... more

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Mekong - Chau Doc hotels

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Mekong - Chau Doc hotels

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Mekong - Chau Doc hotels

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Mekong - Chau Doc hotels

Victoria Chau Doc

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Ho Chi Minh City eating

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Mekong - Chau Doc see and do

Cham Mountain, Chau Doc

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