Need some peace in Saigon? Try a church

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Need some peace in Saigon? Try a church

Saigon is intense. And it seems to get more intense by the day. So places of sanctuary and... enlarge

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

Quy Nhon Gallery

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 disease decrease. Quy Hoa dates back to... 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

Meet this adorable Hanoi couple

Hanoi Blog

Meet this adorable Hanoi couple

Check out this beautiful old Hanoi couple. They’ll warm your heart. A couple of weeks ago I took myself on a little random, self-guided... more

Beautiful ruins: The abandoned Franciscan Mission in Dalat Vietnam

Dalat Blog

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... more

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