Vietnam is building itself an enviable collection of beautifully designed cafes and bars. But for the city that has made bar design into an art form, you need to head to Melbourne. Words by Jon Aspin

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 

Where people are hospitable, there’s no need to confine your urban exploits to abandoned houses. David Mann (words), Julie Vola (photos) and Mai Thu Trang (translation) found such people in Duong Lam, householders of some of the oldest houses in Vietnam

Humblebragging about your stay at a five-star resort can be challenging, but Niko Savvas is here to help

Though it had been a while since Ed Weinberg went on vacation with Dad, two father-son weeks reminded him what boys’ vacations are all about

Bozzhyr Valley, one of many of the quite amazing landscapes in Kazakhstan. Photo by Tim Russell

Tim Russell boldly went where few people have gone on vacation — Kazakhstan

Joe from Joe's Garden Resort Mui Ne. Photo by Nick Ross

Joe Springer-Miller used to be well-known in Saigon — with a surname of such double-barrel uniqueness, you’re unlikely to be forgotten. A one-time corporate expat, a photographer and one of the forces behind Saigon Players, he then did what every happy-go-lucky man in the prime of his life just shouldn’t do. He fell in love.


In search of fresh air and wildlife, Kyle Phanroy, Francis Xavier and Nick Ross take a day trip out of Ho Chi Minh City by speedboat and get charmed by the often under-rated district of Can Gio

Hue 1930. The mansion at 5 Le Loi opened as an addition to the residence of the colonial French Resident Superiore. This period was the hey-day of the Art Deco school of design. No corner of the globe was beyond the bounds of this particular movement.

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Avoiding the Thai islands, Nick Ross heads to the royal city of Hua Hin for his dose of the beach life

When the British colonised Asia, they brought with them people from all over world. Yangon, the capital of Myanmar, was no different. Katie Jacobs explores a city that is as much steeped in history as it is focused on a brighter future. Photos by Julie Vola

Courtesy of a stop on a cruise, Nick Ross found himself with eight hours to spare in Patong, the main beach resort in Phuket. Here’s what he found

Located on the Malaysian island of Penang, Georgetown is one of the most unique cities in Southeast Asia. Nick Ross goes on a whistle-stop trip to a city that was once a key part of the British Empire

What do you do on New Year’s? It’s one of those annual questions. Nick Ross was lucky to spend it somewhere off the coast of Malaysia

Or, how Ed Weinberg went looking for Southeast Asia’s largest volcanic cave and got scraped up, sunburned, lost his lens cap and generally complained a lot

Ed Weinberg has had enough of crazy Asian cities. Heading up to Hokkaido, in the north of Japan, he found the cure

A decade-long resident of South Korea, on a stopover to North America Glen Riley returned to the capital to look at it through different eyes

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