VIETNAM


Abandoned Vietnam: Ho Thuy Tien Water Park in Hue, Vietnam

Have you ever done your research and thought you had ‘discovered’ somewhere that you hoped nobody else knew about? That was us before we arrived in the central Vietnamese city of Hue. Ho Thuy Tien Water Park is an abandoned water-based theme park near Thien An Hill on...

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Brutalist and Modernist architecture in Southeast Asia

Kirsty and I didn’t come to Southeast Asia to specifically look for Brutalist or Modernist architecture. In fact, if I’m being honest, it didn’t really occur to either of us that the region would even have this genre of architecture. Particularly with Brutalism, it’s...

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Travel Shot | Bird Cafe in Tao Dan Park, Saigon

Tucked behind Reunification Palace, Tao Dan Park is a little green oasis bang in the heart of downtown Saigon (Ho Chi Minh). If you head there in the morning - the earlier the better but no later than 9am - you will see Vietnamese men of all ages (but predominantly...

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2015: A Review of our Travelling Year in Photographs

A Review of 2015: Our Year of Travel in Photographs When it comes to travel, 2015 was another fantastic year for us, once more packed full of superlatives. In November we celebrated a milestone: our seven year travelversary. Yes, it really has been seven years since...

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Combat Art in Ho Chi Minh City | Vietnam

Discovering Combat Art at the Fine Arts Museum in Saigon Housed in a fine yellow-coloured French colonial-era building, the Fine Arts Museum is a great place to see Combat Art (art depicting wartime scenes) by Vietnamese artists. The museum is divided into three...

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Cycle Rickshaws: An Asian Icon

Cycle rickshaws: An Asian institution Historically not as old as I was expecting, the cycle rickshaw was first developed in Asia in the 1880s but was not used with any regularity until the late 1920s starting in Singapore. Coming in all shapes and sizes, cycle...

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2013: Our Year of Travels with Photographs

A summary of our 2013 travels with photographs and a (temporary) return to the world of gainful employment As we head full on into 2014, it’s the time of year when we look back on what we’ve been up to in 2013. Yes, blog entries have been a bit thin on the ground but...

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Liquid Refreshment in Vietnam – What’s Your Poison?

On our recent 3 week travels through Vietnam, starting the day with a coffee, stopping en route for a fresh juice and finishing the day with a chilled glass of beer or two became a fast established routine to each day. Whilst it could be said that most of what we were...

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