Travel Destinations: Vietnam

Hoi An – Vietnam’s living history

Ho An fishermen | Photo credit: Trevor Mills

Visit the small city of Hoi An and you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped back through the ages, to a time where vessels from around the world sailed the Seven Seas to trade in exotic spices and fine silks. But look beyond the historical buildings and people in traditional dress and you’ll see internet cafes […] Read More

Ho Chi Minh: The beating pulse of Vietnam

Street market vendor | Photo credit: Kevin Miller

Ho Chi Minh City, located in the south eastern region of Vietnam and 1,760 kilometres south of Hanoi, is the largest city in Vietnam and was the capital of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam). As the throbbing commercial heart of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City is always in a hurry, and the heat, noise […] Read More

Hanoi: Fast forward

Fast forward, Hanoi | Photo credit: Greg Hayter

After 1000 years as the capital of Vietnam, with the odd interruption along the way, including World War II and the Vietnam War, Hanoi has more than its fair share of history. It also has more cultural sites than you can point your camera at and more than anywhere else in the country. But as […] Read More

How to Buy a Suit in Vietnam

There are certain things a man needs to feel like a man: one thing every man most certainly needs is a solid, proper fitting tailored suit for any occasion. So, what is a poor boy to do? Enter the ancient town of HoiAn, one of Vietnam’s most charming cities and home to some 400 custom […] Read More

Emerging Destinations: Vietnam

In the latest United Nations World Tourism Organization’s World Tourism Barometer published at the ITB Berlin last month, the report concluded that emerging Asian nations, and especially Vietnam, were the driving factors for the remarkable recovery in global tourism growth following the economic crisis of the last several years. Ho Chi Minh Ho Chi Minh […] Read More

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