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The Motorbike Diaries - Part 4: This is Myanmar

The Motorbike Diaries - Part 4: This is Myanmar

  With Nemo the motorbike en route to Bangladesh by sea, Matt Dworzanczyk continues his cross-Asia journey via Myanmar ...

The Last Tunnel

The Last Tunnel

Since 2010 we have documented the rediscovery of the now-defunct train line from Dalat to Thap Cham. A few months ago, the final, missing section was explored. Francis Xavier and Kyle Phanroy were on hand to document. Words by Nick Ross  ...

The Republic

The Republic

One of Tay Ho’s most popular venues gets the nod from our undercover reviewer. Photos by Trung Del ...

Ray Quan

Ray Quan

A rattling in the distance. The restaurant stirs and shakes, dishes quivering and voices chattering. The rice wine flows and everyone takes position, ready to clink shot glasses. The train clobbers by. “Chuc suc khoe!” ...

Tickets for $0 To Yangon, Seoul and Pleiku

Tickets for $0 To Yangon, Seoul and Pleiku

Vietjet has launched a new summer promotion to celebrate the opening of new routes from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to Pleiku, Ho Chi Minh City to Seoul (South Korea), and Ho Chi Minh City to Yangon (Myanmar). ...

The Dining Room

The Dining Room

On a rainy night in Saigon our mystery diner finds something quite special. Photos by Kyle Phanroy  ...

A Weasel Coffee for Your Thoughts

A Weasel Coffee for Your Thoughts

After a night’s sleep disturbed by the crowing of roosters, Jill Kester likes to get her jaws around a weasel coffee or two. But just where does this super-coffee come from? Illustration by Vu Ha Kim Vy ...

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A Pig Called Julian

Based in Hoi An, the Vietnam Animal Welfare Organization (VAWO) is on a mission. They're trying to improve the standard of care for animals in this country. Words by Jon Aspin

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Enjoy Ice Cream Bar & Restaurant

Enjoy is the brainchild of Hoi An-based photographer Réhahn Croquevielle — you know, the guy who takes pictures of people covering their smiles with their hands. They’ve got continental comfort food, Tra Que-sourced Vietnamese dishes and Italian coffee on the menu. Réhahn’s photo gallery is in the back.
But that’s not why we’ve come. We’ve come to try the ice cream — all 57 flavours.

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The Nam Hai

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Hamlet 1, Dien Duong Village, Quang Nam, Tel: (0510) 394 0000

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Includes three massive swimming pools, a gourmet restaurant and elegant spa on a lotus pond. Each massive room has its own espresso machine, pre–programmed iPod and both indoor and outdoor showers. 

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A New Destination in Hoi An

For those of you with a penchant for Hoi An — and in Hanoi there are lots of us who take frequent trips down south to this UNESCO-protected town — the recently opened Alma Courtyard offers not just five-star resort facilities, but all-inclusive spa treatment as part of the deal.

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Couleurs d’Asie Opens its Doors

Seven years after falling in love with Vietnam, consumated by his 2011 relocation to Hoi An, in 2012 French photographer Rehahn released his first photography book, Vietnam — Mosaic of Contrasts. Featuring portraits that capture the soul of his subjects, most of the photos were taken in the remote provinces of Ha Giang, Cao Bang and Lao Cai.

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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.

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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.

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