Cafe Zoom’s stylish tour group has just set up their first tours in Hoi An — operated out of a Cafe Zoom location similar to the version in Saigon.

Saturday, 02 August 2014 05:25

Award-Winning Beaches

Central Vietnam is enjoying the travel spotlight this month, with two beautiful beaches stealing two spots in the Top 25 Best Beaches In Asia category in the 2014 Travelers’ Choice Award on popular travel site Trip Advisor.

Published in In The Papers
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 07:42

Tour by Electric Scooter

Thanks initially to the work from Vietnam Vespa Adventures — and of course the Top Gear special with Clarkson et al parading old motorbikes the length and breadth of Vietnam — scooter tours are all the rage in Vietnam. And now a new, fuel-free, drive-it-yourself tour is running out of Hoi An — a tour by electric scooter.

Published in Briefings
Saturday, 10 May 2014 05:20

A Short History of Chicken Rice

Chicken rice or com ga is a favourite daily eat in both Southern and Central Vietnam, but where does it actually come from? Words by Nick Ross

Published in The Food & Drink
Friday, 24 January 2014 16:08

A Fact of Life

A Fact of Life

The unspoilt view of the Thu Bon River is one of the highlights of stopping by the Sleepy Gecko Chillout Bar in Hoi An. Owner Steve Harrison, who is originally from the north of England and is not a stranger to wet weather, woke to a surprise on the morning of Nov. 16.

Published in Briefings
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 12:06

The Noodles

Cao Lau

Everyone has heard the saying ‘there is something in the water’, but that ‘something’ in Hoi An is the secret ingredient for one of the most delicious dishes in Vietnam.

Published in News
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:48

Metiseko Promo at New Location


This month Metiseko’s Hanoi boutique will relocate to 71 Hang Gai, Hoan Kiem.

Published in Hanoi Openings
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 11:57

Swim for Hoi An Kids

In support of charities supporting vulnerable children in Hoi An, Monster Swim will challenge 60 swimmers to battle the current and the odds on Aug 18 in Hoi An, swimming between one and 10 kilometres along the historic town’s picturesque coastline. The swim culminates in a public finish line at Cua Dai Beach, where spectators can cheer on swimmers as they take their final strokes.

Published in Ho Chi Minh City
Monday, 08 July 2013 13:07

Hoi An Lantern Festival

Hoi An Lantern Festival

The Central tourist hub has many qualities, but one of its most endearing is its monthly lantern festival, celebrated on the 14th day of each lunar month.

Published in Around Vietnam
Friday, 31 May 2013 14:35

Hoi An Fine Art

Hoi An Fine Art Gallery

Located in the heart of Hoi An’s old town, Hoi An Fine Art photo gallery is the first of its kind in central Vietnam. Using only imported archival photo paper, owner Etienne Bossot displays some of his best shots from Vietnam and Southeast Asia (including Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar).

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