Vietnam's other wars - meeting Mr Dau

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Vietnam's other wars - meeting Mr Dau

Most travellers arriving in Vietnam will have at least some awareness of the catastrophic US... enlarge

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Vale Vann Molyvann - giant of Cambodian architecture and symbol of an age of optimism

Phnom Penh Blog

Vale Vann Molyvann - giant of Cambodian architecture and symbol of an age of optimism

One of the most rewarding things of decades getting to know Cambodia, has been learning of the work of modernist architect Vann Molyvann. Considered the father of the “New Khmer”... more

Farewell Jungle Beach - one of Vietnam's original

Nha Trang Blog

Farewell Jungle Beach - one of Vietnam's original "back to nature" resorts closes

Jungle Beach Resort north of Nha Trang on Vietnam’s central coast will soon close its flimsy bamboo doors for the last time. We hope this... more

Two Hanoi Banh Mi stalls - a tale of travel in the age of Tripadvisor

Hanoi Blog

Two Hanoi Banh Mi stalls - a tale of travel in the age of Tripadvisor

Two banh mi stalls in Hanoi’s Old Quarter tell an interesting story of travel in the age of Tripadvisor. Banh Mi 25 in Hanoi’s Old... more

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... 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?

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... 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

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