A curious Saigon traffic sign

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A curious Saigon traffic sign

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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 doesn’t mean that one of the last... 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

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

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Where to stay in Nha Trang - the town, Ninh Van Bay or Cam Ranh?

Nha Trang hotels

Where to stay in Nha Trang - the town, Ninh Van Bay or Cam Ranh?

The Nha Trang area is home to three main beach destinations - Nha Trang City, Ninh Van Bay to the north and Cam Ranh to the south. This is our guide... more

Cam Ranh Bay - the resorts

Nha Trang hotels

Cam Ranh Bay - the resorts

The old US war-time base of Cam Ranh Bay is fast becoming one of Vietnam hottest beach destinations - for good reason. The setting is glorious. ... more

Ninh Van Bay - the resorts

Nha Trang hotels

Ninh Van Bay - the resorts

Ninh Van Bay is an enclave of high-end resorts in a stunning natural setting, 30 minutes north of Nha Trang. It's the perfect antidote to the high... more

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Ho Chi Minh City see and do

Ho Chi Minh City see and do

Our handpicked selection of the best things to see and do in Ho Chi Minh City (aka. Saigon), was updated in September 2017. We’ve visited all the... more

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Nha Trang

Nha Trang is where the mass beach tourism juggernaut has landed most heavily in Vietnam. It’s a beautiful place, but it’s struggling under the... more

Nha Trang nightlife

Nha Trang nightlife

Nha Trang nightlife

The bulk of Nha Trang’s nightllife is scattered around the tourist enclave bordered by Tran Phu, Tran Quang Khai, Biet Thu and  Nguyen Thien Thuat... more