Year of the Cat Q&A with the Vietnam Coracle Team

Year of the Cat: Q&A with the Coracle Team

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, I put several questions to all members of the Vietnam Coracle team to find out their thoughts about Vietnam in the Year of the Cat…

Timothe Beach Apartments, Vịnh Hòa, Phú Yên, Review

Timothe Beach Apartments | Independent Review

On a secluded, sweeping bay on the south-central coast, Timothe Beach Apartments is a tropical paradise at affordable, mid-range prices…

The Last Emperors: Nguyễn Dynasty Sites in Hue

Last Emperors: Nguyen Dynasty Sites in Hue

Vietnam’s last imperial line left behind a rich legacy of cultural attractions in and around the former royal capital of Huế…

Edible flowers in Vietnamese Cuisine

Edible Flowers in Vietnamese Cuisine

Vietnamese cuisine utilizes edible flowers in myriad ways. Flowers are healthy and aromatic, adding colour, flavour and texture to many dishes…

Quy Nhon Food Guide

Quy Nhon Food Guide

An up-and-coming beach city on the south-central coast, Quy Nhon has a vibrant dining scene, featuring fresh seafood & a host of local specialities…

Fresh herbs & spices in Vietnamese Food

Fresh Herbs & Spices in Vietnamese Food

A gardener & home cook walks you through the most commonly used fresh herbs & spices that are fundamental to Vietnamese cuisine & culture…

A Guide to Drinking & Nightlife in Hue, Vietnam

Drinking & Nightlife in Hue

Artisanal breweries, local beer restaurants, dive bars for resident artists, chic cocktail lounges for posers & budget hangouts for backpackers…

Bancong Cafe, Hanoi

Bancông Cafe | Hanoi

A heritage building in the capital’s Old Quarter houses a nostalgic coffee shop, keeping the city’s younger generation in touch with its past…

Dam Tre Bay, Con Son Island, Con Dao Archipelago, Vietnam

Dam Tre Bay | Con Son Island

Turquoise water & abundant coral rimmed by forested hills & dramatic cliffs, Đầm Tre is one of Vietnam’s most pristine, remote & utterly magical bays…

Huế Food Guide

Hue Food Guide

Explore the famous ‘royal cuisine’ of Vietnam’s former imperial capital with this extensive Huế food guide, featuring 16 Huế dishes & dozens of specific location recommendations…