Vietnam – Beaches

Vietnam had long been over-shadowed by near-neighbours namely Thailand, Malaysia and Bali as a destination for beach holidays in South East Asia. Now Vietnams time has come, a profusion of completely secluded luxury beach hotels and resorts often with private beachfronts and perfect peace and tranquillity has firmly secured Vietnam’s position as a foremost beach …

Vietnam – Safe

Vietnam is generally a safe country for visitors, including lone women travellers. Despite the country’s association with a violent history, visitors today are pleasantly surprised at the warm and secure welcome they receive. As in any country there is some petty crime – though it’s relatively small–scale and shouldn’t be a problem if you adopt …

Vietnam – Cuisine

The spectrum of Vietnamese dishes is surprisingly refined and diverse for such a small country. Every city — often each village — has its own unique local specialties. The cheapest place to encounter authentic Vietnamese cuisine is in a traditional open-air market. Here the most delicious single-dishes are served, the stalls mostly run by women, …