The optimists - waiting for a wave at Hoi An's An Bang beach

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The optimists - waiting for a wave at Hoi An's An Bang beach

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How the web giants fail travellers part II - Agoda and the big online travel agencies

Ho Chi Minh City Blog

How the web giants fail travellers part II - Agoda and the big online travel agencies

Not quite a holiday in hell but my 50th birthday will be remembered for all the wrong reasons thanks to the Avani Resort in Quy Nhon and... more

Ukulele fun on Halong Bay

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Ukulele fun on Halong Bay

Ukulele strumming crooner, Kit Loose, serves up a musical treat on Vietnam's Halong Bay. more

How the web giants fail travellers. Part 1 - Google

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How the web giants fail travellers. Part 1 - Google

Travellers to Vietnam are very poorly served by Google’s search results. Mark Bowyer asks why so much incorrect, outdated and blatantly commercial... more

Phare Circus, Siem Reap

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Phare Circus, Siem Reap

Siem Reap's Phare Circus is a great way to relax after a day climbing over the temples at Angkor Wat. Incredibly energetic and good-humoured, the... more

Time to close the firing range at Vietnam's Cu Chi tunnels?

Ho Chi Minh City Blog

Time to close the firing range at Vietnam's Cu Chi tunnels?

The Viet Cong tunnel network at Cu Chi is among Vietnam's most popular tourist attractions. But the inclusion of a firing range provides plenty of... more

Saigon's streets in the early 90s from a Honda Cub

Ho Chi Minh City Blog

Saigon's streets in the early 90s from a Honda Cub

This is some footage shot riding along Saigon's streets on a Honda Cub in the early 1990s. Last year I posted some videos I shot of Saigon in the... more

Google's latest search change hurts this small travel publisher

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Google's latest search change hurts this small travel publisher

Google's decision to drop authorship from search results is bad for this small independent publisher and probably lots of others as well. Since... more

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Cocobox Hoi An

Hoi An eating

Cocobox Hoi An

A new little cafe in the heart of Hoi An's old town, Cocobox serves sandwiches, snacks as well as coffees and smoothies in a space that would be at... more

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Hoi An Introduction

Hoi An

Most travellers will rate Hoi An close to the top of their list of places to visit in Vietnam. It’s a perfect combination of history, architecture,... more

Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort and Spa

Hoi An hotels

Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort and Spa

There’s a lot to like about the Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort - stunning beach, thoughtful design, friendly staff and good access to Hoi An town. And... more

Hoi An Beach Resort

Hoi An hotels

Hoi An Beach Resort

If beach access means more to you than walking access to Hoi An’s old town, this may be a good mid priced option. Hoi An Beach Resort's best feature... more

Best beach swimming in Nha Trang

Nha Trang see and do

Best beach swimming in Nha Trang

Nha Trang’s main beach is stunningly beautiful. Unfortunately, it’s grubby for three or four months a year as the wet season discharge from the... more

Nu Eatery, Hoi An

Hoi An eating

Nu Eatery, Hoi An

Nu’s owner Phuc (pronounce "u" as you do in "put") describes his place as an eatery rather than a restaurant. It’s wonderfully simple - but don’t... more