My 5: Danang Cathedral, Vietnam.

Danang Cathedral, Vietnam.

1. Danang Cathedral, April 2018. With so much to see and do in Danang it’s easy to overlook some of its more understated spots. I’m always keen to rack up another cathedral for my world collection, so I made sure to hit this pretty pink edifice on my way to breakfast one morning. 2. Danang […]

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My 5: The Perfume River – Hue, Vietnam.

Boat crossing The Perfume River Hue Vietnam

1. The Perfume River, 2018. Hue’s Perfume River is a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde affair. In the day the waters are largely dead, far from pretty (a kind of soupy grey-brown) and not a trace of perfume wafting in the air. Apparently that can only be experienced in late autumn when the riverbank […]

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My 5: Phong Nha Cave, Vietnam.

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park Vietnam

1. Phong Nha Cave, April 2018. We were rattling through Phong Nha-KẻBàng National Park (try saying that with a mouthful of marshmallows) in the minibus when I found myself speculating on whether Phong Nha Cave might turn out to be something of an anticlimax. Our intimate little tour group had just finished exploring the wondrous Paradise Cave, […]

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My 5: The Tree Hugger Cafe – Dong Hoi, Vietnam.

The Tree Hugger Cafe Dong Hoi

1. The Tree Hugger Cafe, April 2018. I’d been wandering around Dong Hoi in the burning sunshine for most of the morning when I felt my body crying out for caffeine. And having done my research beforehand, I knew exactly where I was heading! The Tree Hugger Café occupies a charming, quiet spot on 30 Nguyen […]

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My 5: Nhat Le Beach – Dong Hoi, Vietnam.

Nhat Le Beach Dong Hoi, Vietnam

1. Nhat Le Beach, April 2018. Dong Hoi’s city centre beach is a delightfully laid back affair, even during the city’s annual Seafood Festival where the crowds only seemed to kick in during the evening for live music and sizzling street food. My visit came on a warm, overcast weekday afternoon and I was the only […]

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My 5: Monkey Island – Halong Bay, Vietnam.

Monkey Island Halong Bay Vietnam

1. Monkey Island, April 2018. I really enjoyed my boat tour with Green Trail! Beginning with a cruise through the peaceful waters of Lan Ha Bay, we eventually reached Halong Bay, Northern Vietnam’s most famous waters. There we were treated to swimming, kayaking and a delicious feast of freshly prepared local food. On the way back […]

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