Changes at Saigon's former Presidential Palace

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Changes at Saigon's former Presidential Palace

A constant frustration for travellers to Vietnam is the lack of meaningful information at major... enlarge

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Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, Chau Doc

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Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, Chau Doc

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Slice of life Vietnam - Chau Doc market

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Slice of life Vietnam - Chau Doc market

Chau Doc's market is one of the most vibrant and colourful in Vietnam's Mekong Delta. Exotic tropical fruits and vegetables as well as an arresting... more

Hanoi in the 90s

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Hanoi in the 90s

It's quite a task, trying to fathom the scale of change that has occurred in Hanoi over the past 25 years. Economic reforms and a tenfold increase... more

A bland future for Saigon's main street?

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A bland future for Saigon's main street?

Dong Khoi St is Saigon's historic main street. It's witnessed the city's changing fortunes since being carved out by French colonials in the 19th... more

Travel tech update: The SIM card's past its use by date

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Travel tech update: The SIM card's past its use by date

The locked phone was the telcos' first attempt at blocking consumer choice. The SIM card is their final anti-competitive weapon. If you travel... more

Eugene

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Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges plays Saigon

Last Saturday, American blues and soul great Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges served up a rare treat to a mainly expat crowd at Saigon's Q4. Saigon... more

Sapa - lost in translation

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Sapa - lost in translation

On my last visit to Sapa, I set myself the modest goal of learning a couple of words of the indigenous Hmong language - "hello" and "how are you".... more

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