In celebration of World Smile Day, a photo essay featuring some of the smiling faces we have encountered during our travels around Asia.
Vietnam Blog Posts
A Mekong Delta off the beaten track itinerary for Vietnam. A guide to planning a multi-day Mekong Delta trip from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
An offbeat post featuring Mark’s reflections on our travels to Vietnam and why we are keen to return as soon as we can. Hint: Vietnam’s war memorials.
Saigon Bird Cafe is found at Cong Doan Cafe, opposite Tao Dan Park – a place where locals show off their prized birds, socialise and drink coffee.
Of all the derelict places we find, abandoned swimming pools are some of the most alluring. Urban exploration at some of the world’s forsaken swimming pools
Featuring a fierce-looking concrete dragon, a visit to Ho Thuy Tien abandoned water park near Hue in Central Vietnam is a must for urban explorers.
Explore Brutalist and Modernist architecture in Southeast Asia, a style predominantly associated with the former USSR and Eastern Bloc.
A suggested Southern Vietnam itinerary for independent travellers, following a route from Ho Chi Minh City and back again via the Central Highlands.
Discovering Vietnam war sites in Ho Chi Minh. A self-guided walking tour of the buildings and locations in Saigon associated with the US-Vietnam war.
2015 Travel Review: Our Year in Photographs. When it comes to travel, 2015 was another fantastic year for us, once more packed full of superlatives.
The Fine Arts Museum in Ho Chi Minh City has a fantastic collection of Vietnam Combat Art, by Vietnamese artists, depicting scenes from the US-Vietnam War.
Cycle rickshaws: An Asian institution. Developed in the 1880s they are still a common sight in many Asian countries; cyclo rickshaws are an icon in Asia.