The perfect trip: Vietnam

The perfect trip: Vietnam

From the island-studded seas of the north to the meandering waterways of the south, Vietnam is a country defined by the diversity of its land and the generosity of its people. Halong Bay: Best for coast Once upon a time, a friendly dragon lived…

10 Vietnamese food you need to try

10 Vietnamese food you need to try

Vietnamese food is distinct and unforgettable, according to UK magazine Rough Guides. The cuisine relies on a balance of salty, sweet, sour and hot flavours, achieved through use of nuoc mam, a fermented fish sauce, cane sugar, the juice of kalamansi citrus fruit or…

Hai Van Pass listed as one of world’s top 10 best drives

Hai Van Pass listed as one of world’s top 10 best drives

Vietnam’s Hai Van (Sea Cloud) Pass was listed ninth in a list of the top 10 most scenic drives in the world by UK newspaper The Guardian. The pass is located along the Hai Van mountain side, between Thua Thien-Hue and Da Nang city…

Recycled coffee shop

Recycled coffee shop

Recycled construction is not new as makeshift offices or houses made from pre-used shipping containers can be seen at a lot of construction sites around HCMC. But a café built with two containers supplemented with wooden and glass windows and doors might be a…

Sweet and sour salad mixed with beef

Sweet and sour salad mixed with beef

In cold weather, the visitors can enjoy a dish of sweet and sour grated papaya salad. The salad mixed with beef is a simple nosh sold in small alleys and markets in Ha Noi. Sweet and sour grated papaya salad mixed with beef is…