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  • A Nightingale Sang in Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi, Vietnam

    A Nightingale Sang in Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi, Vietnam

    One of the purest voices I have ever heard was singing a haunting melody as we entered Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi. Ahead of us the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh glowed pink. The guards in their stark white uniforms stood to attention on ether side of the massive entrance. People strolled around the square or sat talking quietly on the huge grassy area opposite the mausoleum. It was so romantic..

  • A Cruise around Ha Long Bay in Vietnam

    A Cruise around Ha Long Bay in Vietnam

    Ha Long Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin is so beautiful and unusual it has not only been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site but has also been voted one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Around 1,600 islands rise up from the sea forming a wonderful seascape of water and limestone pillars. Most of these islands are uninhabited and their natural beauty is complimented by their great biological interest.

  • Five Highlights of the Ancient City of Hoi An in Vietnam

    Five Highlights of the Ancient City of Hoi An in Vietnam

    There are many good reasons to visit the vibrant UNESCO city of Hoi An a town that lights up every night as dusk falls on its ancient buildings. Scooters surged into the town and park wherever they can find a space so their occupants can walk along the banks of the Thu Bon river into the old town

  • Some Highlights of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in Vietnam

    Some Highlights of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in Vietnam

    What do you do with twelve exhausted travellers who had arrived in Ho Chi Minh City at six in the morning – too early to check into their hotel? Take them to Trung Nguyen Legend coffee shop ...

  • Another Day Out from Ho Chi Minh City - A Cao Dai Temple and the Cu Chi Tunnels

    Another Day Out from Ho Chi Minh City - A Cao Dai Temple and the Cu Chi Tunnels

    As it was very hot during our stay in Vietnam we had to drink plenty of water which has its consequences …

  • A Day Out from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam - exploring the Mekong Delta

    A Day Out from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam - exploring the Mekong Delta

    Dodging traffic is a national sport in Vietnam especially in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). Having spent two days perfecting the art it was a relief to board the bus and drive through the city watching how other people coped. And the best method must be the rope barrier …

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