Continue reading Lunar New Year (Tết) is a time of gathering: of family & friends; of people & parties.But this year, I undertook to spend my Tết holiday in peace & solitude: I took my motorbike, my tent & my guitar & set off for 11 days on the road & under the sky…In Vietnam, fruit juices are often served with added sugar, and smoothies with condensed milk, but it’s pretty easy to order them without…Continue reading Vietnam has some incredible riding roads: possibly some of the most scenic in the world.Based on my experience of riding around Vietnam for the last decade, I have compiled a list of what I consider some of the greatest riding roads in Vietnam…Continue reading On the edge of Sapa town, Aira Boutique is a brightly-painted, alpine-style lodge affording spectacular vistas across the plunging, mist-filled valley, with the jagged peak of Mount Fansipan casting a long shadow over the scene.Continue reading Lined with intriguing architecture, temples, shrines, pagodas, fruit trees, flowers, cafes, casual dining & other such urban miscellanea, exploring the lanes alongside Saigon’s railway tracks, on foot or on two wheels, is a fascinating experience….Continue reading The roads between the northern provinces of Ha Giang & Cao Bang travel through some of the most spectacular & remote regions of Vietnam.
Continue reading Hải Đăng is a simple, local, informal vegetarian restaurant in Saigon’s Binh Thanh District.
Drawing on modern, French colonial & Imperial Vietnamese decor & design, Villa Hue is superb value for money…
Continue reading In the heart of one of Saigon’s best street food neighbourhoods, Nguyen Huong offers up a colourful, textural, tasty, Thai-style coconut ice cream.
Continue reading I’ve only recently started to visit my local juice lady in Saigon.
Now, however, I go there every day for fresh fruit juices & smoothies.