My 5: Vinh Trang Pagoda – The Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

Laughing buddha Vinh Trang Pagoda The Mekong Delta

1. May 2018. It was late afternoon and after a full day’s tour of The Mekong Delta our little minivan had begun rumbling its way back to the bright lights of Ho Chi Minh. We were all exhausted… unsurprisingly so. After all, we’d cruised down The Mekong River, cycled our way through Non Thanh Village […]

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My 5: Nhon Thanh Village – The Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

Nhon Thanh Village The Mekong Delta

1. May 2018. It had been quite the action-packed morning in The Mekong Delta. We’d cruised a gorgeous stretch of the iconic river, toured a remote brickmaking village and munched on candy and fruit at a riverside coconut workshop. Next up was some cycling around the country roads and jungle lanes of Nhon Thanh Village. […]

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My 5: Non Thanh Coconut Candy Workshop – The Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

Nhong Thanh Coconut Candy Workshop The Mekong Delta

1. May 2018. Having cruised The Mekong River for a bit and toured a brickmaking community in Nhon Thanh Village, the second stop of my Mekong Delta excursion came at this coconut processing workshop, one of many peppered across the region. After all, the area is affectionately known throughout Vietnam as coconut country and indeed the […]

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My 5: Nhon Thanh Brickmaking Village – The Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

Nhon Thanh Brickmaking Village Mekong Delta

1. May 2018. Just about every cruise of The Mekong Delta River includes a number of cultural stops that in theory should deepen your understanding of the area’s history and culture. Choose the wrong tour and you’ll find yourself being taken to a succession of soulless, overpriced souvenir stores. For my daylong cruise with Deluxe […]

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My 5: Mekong Delta River Cruise, Vietnam.

Mekong Delta River cruise Deluxe Group Tours

1. May 2018. If you’re in Ho Chi Minh, or indeed anywhere in the south of Vietnam, you’re almost certainly thinking about a visit to the country’s iconic Mekong Delta region, an intricate maze of rivers and swamps encompassed by rice paddies and dense jungle. For many a river cruise here is one of Vietnam’s major highlights […]

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My 5: Saigon Central Post Office – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Exterior Central Post Office Ho Chi Minh

1. May 2018. For a genuinely fascinating slice of Ho Chi Minh history that isn’t steeped in turmoil, war and killing, don’t miss the city’s beautifully preserved Central Post Office, a French colonial building that today stands proud as one of the oldest structures in the city. It was built over a five-year period from […]

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My 5: Saigon Kitsch – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Entrance Saigon Kitsch Ho Chi Minh Vietnam

1. May 2018. Just about everyone travelling Vietnam will pick up a bunch of t-shirts along the way to commemorate their trip. Go to any of the big markets and such items are dirt cheap and often come with further discounts if you buy in bulk. But most of the time it’s the same design […]

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