Tips for travelling in Chau Doc
Châu Đốc is a city in An Giang Province, bordering Cambodia, in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. The...
Smiling lion, wooden fish
I entered a huge three-story gallery whose plain white walls were covered with paintings of strange creatures. Under the...
Lift up your heads, you mighty gates
Since ancient times, the village gate has served as more than just an entrance or exit. Many villages have...
A world of diversity

Going to a fair or carnival is a good way to learn about the culture, customs and life of the highland ethnicities. It was a fortuitous blessing that I recently had a chance to take part in this lively event put on by the 23 minority groups living on the rocky Dong Van plateau

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Vietnam Diaries – 10 Things to do in Saigon

If you’re ticking things off a bucket list, Vietnam is bound to rank highly on your list of places to see. However most itineraries focus on the surreal beauty of Halong Bay and the tiered tea and coffee plantations of Dalat

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Sapa in winter or I would like to book a double fireplace

To know how extraordinarily powerful a thing fire is you only need to observe that you can light a fire in Sapa in winter, that if you put too long a piece of wood on the fire it is conceivable that, after you are asleep

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Trang An named Vietnam’s first UNESCO-recognized mixed heritage

Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex in Ninh Binh Province in northern Vietnam has just been inscribed in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s World Heritage List, being the country’s first site to be acknowledged as a mixed natural and cultural property.

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