A curious Saigon traffic sign

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A curious Saigon traffic sign

Traffic signs don’t normally warrant much attention from travellers. But if you’re in Saigon, this... enlarge

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The train from Phan Thiet to Saigon

Mui Ne Blog

The train from Phan Thiet to Saigon

We travelled by train from Phan Thiet on Vietnam’s southern coast back to Saigon. Was a great ride - highly recommended. Rail travel in Vietnam has one overwhelming advantage... more

Saigon travel update 2017 - 3 cool new hotels

Ho Chi Minh City Blog

Saigon travel update 2017 - 3 cool new hotels

These three new Saigon hotels deserve a look. They all opened over the past year and they’re all doing things a little... more

Quy Hoa - leprosy centre, Vietnam's cutest village?

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Quy Hoa - leprosy centre, Vietnam's cutest village?

The leprosy centre at Quy Hoa, outside Quy Nhon in central Vietnam, treats a leprosy problem that is winding down, as new cases of the... more

Vietnam’s first international resort was simple and low impact. What happened after that?

Mui Ne Blog

Vietnam’s first international resort was simple and low impact. What happened after that?

We revisit Coco Beach Resort in Mui Ne - Vietnam’s first international beach resort - and ask what’s happened to resort development since... more

Talking plastic with Vincent Mourou from Marou chocolate

Ho Chi Minh City Blog

Talking plastic with Vincent Mourou from Marou chocolate

Last week we began a little initiative to reduce the amount of plastic waste in Vietnam’s hospitality industry - and to help raise public... more

 The battle for Saigon’s pavements is over - the motorbikes won

Ho Chi Minh City Blog

The battle for Saigon’s pavements is over - the motorbikes won

If Saigon's recent pavement clearing campaign was designed to make the city safe for walking, it's failed. Meanwhile, Hanoi's embracing... more

Environment: Doing something about Vietnam's plastic problem

Phu Quoc Island Blog

Environment: Doing something about Vietnam's plastic problem

Cities and countries around the world are getting serious about reducing the amount of plastic waste they produce. In Vietnam, the tourism... more

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