Photo of the Week: Happy Tết from Vietnam!

Photo of the Week: Happy Tết from Vietnam!

It’s that time of year when everyone seems to celebrating! As carnival celebrations rage in Rio (currently being live Instagrammed for #TheLocalTakeover) and across Europe and the Caribbean, the people of Vietnam prep for their own special celebrations for the Lunar New Year.  Tết marks the beginning of the Vietnamese calendar and if...

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Photo of the week: Vietnamese coffee time in Hoi An

Photo of the week: Vietnamese coffee time in Hoi An

This month, we’re indulging our caffeine obsession with a look at coffee culture around the world. It’s amazing that something as simple as a bean can produce so many different exciting local variations. As a coffee drinker, you have a surprising amount of choice. You can choose how your coffee is served, flavoured,...

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Street eats: Bale Well, Hoi An

Street eats: Bale Well, Hoi An

You’ll smell it before you see it. That’s how you know you’ve found Bale Well, a tiny open-air restaurant in one of Hoi An’s back alleys. As arguably the most touristy town in Vietnam, Hoi An has a lot of fantastic restaurants, catering to visitors seeking air conditioned fine dining....

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7 cities that are better at night

7 cities that are better at night

To really experience a city, you’ve got to get to know it when the sun goes down. That’s when secrets come out, when friends are made and when the adventure feels just a bit more real. These places already some of our favourites in daylight, but we love even more...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Vietnam

A Beginner’s Guide to Vietnam

I thought I knew Vietnam. I grew up watching movies like Good Morning Vietnam and Platoon, and episodes of China Beach on TV. My parents took me to see Miss Saigon at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre. Even though I was born several years after the fall of Saigon, 1980s...

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