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How to live like a local in Ho Chi Minh City

Lonely Planet Local James Pham has lived in Ho Chi Minh City for six years. Born in Vietnam but raised in the US, James ostensibly returned to HCMC (aka Saigon) to rediscover his roots but in reality eats a massive amount of street food. Puttering about on his scooter, he spends his days searching …

Hong Kong's top 10 speakeasies

Big, brash and bombastic Hong Kong speaks another language when it comes to drinking establishments. Its burgeoning breed of speakeasies are sexy, chic – and thanks to Hong Kong’s labyrinthine alleyways, streets and myriad commercial buildings – devilishly hard to find.<p>Here are Hong Kong’s 10 best …

How to Cook Fish in the Oven Perfectly Every Time

You can make almost any slow-roasted fish in under 30 minutes. Just memorize this technique.<p>Learning how to cook fish at home can be incredibly intimidating. There are a lot of mistakes you can make, but we think the best way to nail it every time is to let the oven do all the work. That's why …

Seafood

What Went Wrong in Vietnam

The military historian Max Boot takes on the counter-insurgency maven Edward Lansdale.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>For almost thirty years, by means financial, military, and diplomatic, the United States tried to prevent Vietnam …

Vietnam

The best sights and bites in Hong Kong: readers’ travel tips

Winning tip: Trek to the infinity pool near Tai O<p>For a beautiful day, start in the little fishing village of Tai O, trek around the lake and up towards a manmade pool nicknamed “infinity pool”. It’s not too long (around an hour) and has many beautiful views of the hills and sea – you can even spot …

Hong Kong

Hiking In Vietnam

There are a variety of picturesque and unique places in Vietnam that are perfect for hiking. In particular, you can choose the highland valleys, the …

8 Breakfasts You Can Make Ahead and Enjoy All Week Long

We’re not the first to note that breakfast is an important meal. But with so little time between waking up and heading to work, preparing an <i>actual</i> …

The 5 French “Mother” Sauces That Guarantee a Great Meal

Italian Food

The best restaurants in Vietnam for the luxury traveller

Vietnamese cuisine is distinct, mouth-watering and bursting with flavour. A divine concoction of sweet, salty, sour and hot flavours, not overly …

Vietnam

15 ways to save money on your trip to Hong Kong

With a dazzling skyline, neon-lit streets and a beautiful countryside, Hong Kong is one of the world cities that you just can not miss out on. …

The secret smiles of Vietnam: Captivating pictures show men and women modestly hiding their grins behind their hands

• <b>French photographer Rehahn has spent seven years travelling round Vietnam on his motorbike</b>• <b><br>He captured the 'happiest country in the world' through a</b> …

Tour Vietnam War tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most people who travel to Ho Chi Minh City will make the hour or so drive out of town to visit the Cu Chi tunnels, used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.<p>What most won't realize is that right under their feet in the city itself is a subterranean network, smaller but no less remarkable …

Travel: Nature’s majestic monuments Ha Long Bay in Vietnam

<b>PUBLISHED:</b> 15:24 29 March 2015<p>The amazing Karst monuments of Ha Long Bay<p>Archant<p>UNESCO World Heritage site Ha Long Bay, in northern Vietnam, is an …

Vietnam

Vietnam: A look inside Ho Chi Minh City's lavish Reverie Saigon hotel

What's over-the-top Italian opulence doing in a hotel in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City? The new Reverie Saigon hotel courted Italy's top designers to create its eye-popping interiors.<p>An announcement describes the Reverie Saigon's design as "unapologetic splendor" and its rooms "ranging from …

12 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Crossing the Street in Vietnam

<i>(Photo: Thinkstock/iStock)</i><p>In cities like Hanoi or Saigon where pedestrian crossings are merely something to speed over, stoplights are practically non-existent, one-way streets are laughed at, and thousands of motorbikes speed past without stopping, crossing the street can be an intense experience. …

The Continuing Glow of Vietnam

<i>By Andrew Lam, with photographs by Catherine Karnow</i><p>Twenty years ago, I stepped onto a Hanoi street and into darkness. The electricity was out, and clouds obscured moonlight. The faint smell of incense wafted in the air, and I saw shadows flitting about and red dots spinning in circles on the …

Vietnam

VisitingEU

When it comes to travel, Germany is one of the most underrated countries in Europe. But there is a wealth of cities and countryside attractions that …

Hoi An, Vietnam- Travel guide

Warm-hearted, welcoming and traditional, but never out of touch with the outside world, the people of Hoi An are in overdrive mode trying to catch up …

Shopping at the Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

A trip to the Old Quarter in Hanoi, Vietnam is a must for any first-time visitor to Vietnam’s capital. Set just a few minutes’ walk from Hoan Kiem …

Snapshots from Vietnam: A Guide To Hanoi's Best Street Food

GallerySnapshots from Vietnam: A Guide To Hanoi's Best Street Food<p>Hanoi is a street food paradise. The mazelike alleys of the tourist-heavy Old Quarter and the more traditional Truc Bach lake area are crammed with stalls and makeshift storefronts, all bearing toy-sized plastic stools and …

Wandering the streets of the Old Quarter in Hanoi, Vietnam

Stepping out of our hotel, we turn left and walk along the rough pavement next to the street. Motorbikes zoom by as we pass by a lady frying up …

Vietnam is renowned for its street food, but many Western visitors miss out on ever experiencing it. Worries about hygiene, along with the "exotic" nature of many of the dishes (yes,

Vietnam is renowned for its street food, but many Western visitors miss out on ever experiencing it. Worries about hygiene, along with the "exotic" …

Hoi An Travel Guide: A list of the best travel guides and blogs on Hoi An – Vietnam

Travel Guides > Vietnam > Hoi An Travel Guide<p>I first visited Hoi An in 2005 in what was my first trip to Southeast Asia. With three weeks in the …

More tourists exploring Vietnam

Vietnam welcomed around 4.9 million international tourists in the first eight months of this year, up 7.9 percent year-on-year and equivalent to 68 …

7 Reasons to Visit Hoi An and Stay a While

It’s no secret that I loved my time in Vietnam, and out of my entire month spent in the country, Hoi An was one of my favourite cities.<p>There’s …

Street Scenes Of Ho Chi Minh City

After writing all of my Ho Chi Minh City (“HCMC”) posts that related to specific topics, I found myself with almost 300 photos that didn’t really …

Surprising & Fascinating Saigon

So we finally hosted a couple of dear friends from our hometown, Karachi Pakistan. This was going to be a tough one. They had just spent a wild few …