It was a case of sixth time lucky – on my latest visit to Hanoi, I found the best hotel I’ve ever stayed in within Vietnam’s glorious capital city
How much does a Vietnam visa cost from the Vietnamese Embassy in Bangkok? Here are the latest prices as of January 2009
I’ll be doing a small marathon of travelling through February as old friends from the UK and USA pass through Hong Kong and Hanoi – making it relatively easy to go and see them thanks to the miracle of budget flights
Jetstar Vietnam have shaken up the domestic flight market in Vietnam, providing numerous flights between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City along with several other major Vietnamese tourist destinations
Looking for a different take on Vietnam as inspiration for your travels? The recently published To Vietnam With Love brings together a collection of different perspectives about travelling and living in Vietnam
The New York Times’ Travel section has recently had a rash of great Asian travel stories that are worth a glance for a different kind of insight
The Mekong River defines much of South East Asia, but it was only explored by Westerners for the first time in 1866. John Keay’s Mad About The Mekong charts the exploration that paved the way to South East Asia’s colonisation.
The final part of Don Morgan’s Vietnam Biking series concludes with suggestions of easy routes for beginners to take to the road
If you’re going to hire a motorbike in Vietnam, best be aware of what you need to check to ensure hassle-free driving
Vietnamese traffic is famously insane, but there’s a method in the madness and it’s easy to navigate through it on your own motorbike when you know the road code.
Budget air carrier AirAsia has now started flying direct from Bangkok to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon).
Vietnamese cuisine is one of Asia’s most fantastic foods, and there are several places in Hanoi where you can learn to cook like a local without it costing a fortune
Travelfish has grown to become probably the best online-only guide to backpacking in South East Asia. Don Morgan is Travelfish’s man in Vietnam, continually scouring the entire country for up to date info. Here he explains what it’s like to work as a travel writer for Travelfish
I spent Christmas 2007 in Hanoi, Vietnam, doing very little besides eat. Here are my updates on the Hanoi restaurants I still recommend, the new ones I found and the old favourites that have turned into turkeys
Often to be found in my travel luggage is that Japanese icon of cuddly monsterdom, Domokun. He’s definitely fond of getting into the local culture, as you’ll see from the photo…
You need a visa before you enter the country if you want to go to Vietnam. Bangkok’s Vietnamese Embassy offers a standard and express service to get your Vietnam visa organised.
AirAsia are now giving away flights for free from Bangkok to Hanoi as part of their Year End sale. Be quick if you want to grab a bargain
Here’s some names and addresses of tailors and shoemakers I used when I visited Hoi An that might prove useful if you’re planning to visit this beautiful old-world town in Vietnam
Lonely Planet are set to publish a useful compendium guidebook for Asian travellers that covers the main attractions of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
After two years of living in Hanoi, Vietnam working as a volunteer, Steve Jackson signed up for another volunteer stint on the other side of the world in Nicaragua. Here he discusses the similarities between two very different countries.
Visit Hoi An, one of Vietnam’s most beautiful towns, direct from Thailand – Hoi An is just an hour’s drive from Danang