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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…