Hoi An Food Guide

Hoi An Food Guide

Exploring the rich food scene of a central Vietnamese culinary hub…

Tu San Canyon, Ha Giang, Travel Guide

Tu San Canyon Boat Trip | Ha Giang

The deepest gorge in Vietnam, boat trips through the Tu Sản Canyon offer spectacular views…

P'apiu Resort, Ha Giang, Vietnam, Review

P’apiu Resort, Ha Giang | Review

A unique, sustainable & all-inclusive luxury boutique resort located on a private hilltop deep in the spectacular & mysterious northern mountains…

5 Hideaway Bars in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam

5 Hideaway Bars in Saigon

Intimate, cosy, independent & off-beat, these bars offer refuge from the city & getting there is half the fun…

Ha Giang City Guide

Ha Giang City Guide

A guide to the capital of Vietnam’s northernmost province & gateway to the Ha Giang Loop…

Sky Path Hike, Ha Giang, Vietnam

Sky Path Hike | Ha Giang

A soaring walkway clinging to the cliffs hundreds of metres above the legendary Mã Pí Lèng Pass in Hà Giang…

Châu Đốc: Religious & Spiritual Sites in An Province, Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Chau Doc: Religious & Spiritual Sites in An Giang Province

Exploring the multiple faiths & religions of the Mekong Delta via a selection of places of worship in the western corner of the region…

Vietnam to Cambodia by Boat: Chau Doc to Phnom Penh

Vietnam to Cambodia by Boat

An express boat service from Châu Đốc, in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, across the international border to Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital…

Seafood in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Seafood Treats in Phan Thiet

A bustling fishing community, Phan Thiet is home to a vibrant streetside seafood scene…

Salt Coffee, Cà Phê Muối, Hue, Vietnam

Salt Coffee: Cà Phê Muối

The story of a unique drink created in a local cafe in Hue that went from being a secret recipe to a nationwide success…

Victoria Chau Doc Hotel, Mekong Delta, Independent Review

Victoria Chau Doc Hotel | Independent Review

A colonial-themed hotel on the banks of the Mekong River near one of the region’s most culturally diverse towns…

A Year of Contributing Writers on Vietnam Coracle

A Year of Contributing Writers

To celebrate 12 months of publishing content by other writers on Vietnam Coracle, I look back at what they’ve produced so far…

Ode to Hammock Cafes in Vietnam: Cà Phê Võng

Cà Phê Võng: Ode to Hammock Cafes

Places to rest, drink, sleep, eat & take shelter when on the road, hammock cafes are a valuable resource for long-distance travellers in Vietnam…

Son Homestay on the Western Ho Chi Minh Road, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam

Son Homestay on the Western Ho Chi Minh Road

A community-based project offering rustic yet cosy accommodation in a minority village on a great riding road…

Tuyen Quang Magic 8 Loop, Motorbike Guide

Tuyen Quang Magic ‘8’ Loop | Motorbike Guide

A figure-of-eight loop on back-roads through quintessential northern landscapes not far from Hanoi…

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…

The Ha Giang Loop: Extreme North Motorbike Guide

Ha Giang Loop: Extreme North Motorbike Guide

Hà Giang is a mystical borderland that’s home to a legendary motorbike loop through otherworldly landscapes…

11 Fresh Produce Local Markets in Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

11 Fresh Markets in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Local markets exist in another dimension to the rest of the city. Vibrant, bustling, fresh & organized, there’s magic in these markets…