La Siesta Resort & Spa in Hoi An recently celebrated the opening of a luxurious new East Wing.
Matt Cowan eats and drinks his way back in time in Myanmar’s former capital.
If you’re new to Hanoi, or not so confident on a motorbike but want to get out of the city, a trip to Dai Lai Lake might be exactly what you’re looking for.
Are you headed to Vietnam in the coming weeks or months? The Asian nation is one of the most beautiful on Earth, so it’s definitely worth your time travelling there at some point in your lifetime. So, let’s look at five things every explorer should do when they visit Vietnam.
After a restful night aboard the Victoria Express, we arrive at Lao Cai Station as night fades into day. We are welcomed by our driver and start the one-hour journey to Sapa as the sun comes up. Even though it’s early, it’s a lovely way to start a relaxing weekend getaway in this former hill station.
Diane Lee and Julie Vola head south out of Hanoi to Ha Thai, a village known for its lacquer products.
Surrounded by mountains, rivers and rice fields, and located 22km by road from the centre of Phong Nha, Chay Lap Farmstay has the benefit of location; it’s next to the entrance of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, 3km away from Dark Cave, 4km away from Mooc Stream and just 6km away from Paradise Cave.
Julie Vola takes a 48-hour trip to Hong Kong and captures the city’s sights
With so many good accommodation options and places to see within a short distance of Ho Chi Minh City, it can be difficult deciding on where to go. Perennial favourites like Phu Quoc, Dalat and Hoi An are a quick hop away by plane. Vung Tau is a short drive these days or 80 minutes by boat. Likewise, it doesn’t take long to get to the Mekong Delta cities of Ben Tre and Can Tho further south.