These 2 lovely gents are all you need to understand about Hanoi’s expanded pedestrian areas

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These 2 lovely gents are all you need to understand about Hanoi’s expanded pedestrian areas

A few minutes walking on Hanoi’s streets and you’ll work out that as a pedestrian, you enjoy no... enlarge

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Exploring the amazing Catholic churches of Ninh Binh and Nam Dinh

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Exploring the amazing Catholic churches of Ninh Binh and Nam Dinh

While visitors flock to Ninh Binh in Vietnam’s north to see the remains of the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, and the spectacular caves and karst mountain scenery at Tam Coc, few... more

Video: Future Saigon - change at Pasteur and Le Loi downtown

Ho Chi Minh City Blog

Video: Future Saigon - change at Pasteur and Le Loi downtown

The corner of Pasteur and Le Loi streets in the heart of Saigon, reveal a lot about the future shape of the city - good and bad. There are... more

2016 - our favourite travel videos

Ho Chi Minh City Blog

2016 - our favourite travel videos

A little collection of favourite videos from our travels in 2016 - Saigon, Hanoi, Laos and more. Enjoy! This post is a collection of... more

2016 - the year in travel

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2016 - the year in travel

2016 shot by so quickly. I ended up spending less time than usual in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. And less time on the road too. And a few... more

The sad tale of Sapa's old market

Sapa Blog

The sad tale of Sapa's old market

Sapa now has a cable car to Vietnam’s highest mountain, but it's lost its old market.  One of the most dependable places travellers... more

Village walks around Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa Blog

Village walks around Sapa, Vietnam

The countryside around Sapa in Vietnam’s northwest, is glorious. This video captures an afternoon walk we took in Sin Chai village not far... more

Vietnam's best museum? The Ho Chi Minh Museum, Hanoi

Hanoi Blog

Vietnam's best museum? The Ho Chi Minh Museum, Hanoi

The Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hanoi's Ba Dinh Square is unique in a country with no shortage of museums. It brings together the incredible... more

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