Author Archives: VOA Vietnam

Saigon Waterbus: Guide & Itinerary

First published February 2020 | Words and photos by Vietnam Coracle INTRODUCTION | GUIDE | MAP | RELATED POSTS The Saigon Waterbus should be near the top of every visitor’s (and, for that matter, expat’s) itinerary for Ho Chi Minh City. As a way of seeing the city’s increasingly impressive skyline, of experiencing its many different neighbourhoods, and for sheer […]

Love in the time of coronavirus

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash It’s 3 days before Valentine’s day and it may just be one of the quietest Valentine’s in this part of the world. I don’t think people are raring to go out amidst the corona virus scare. … Continue reading → Source link Brought to you by Vietnam Visa Letter | Voavietnam.net […]

2020: Year of the Rat

Today is the last working day of the Lunar New Year and it was difficult to get out of bed and go to work. Honestly, the office felt empty with most of my colleagues off to their hometowns for the … Continue reading → Source link Brought to you by Vietnam Visa Letter | Voavietnam.net […]

Island-Hopping in Vietnam: A Guide

First published January 2020 | Words and photos by Vietnam Coracle INTRODUCTION | GUIDE | MAP | RELATED POSTS A growing trend in Vietnam, island-hopping is gaining momentum among independent travellers. From north to south, the Vietnamese coast is flecked with islands. In the south, glistening mini-archipelagos lie in the calm, balmy waters of Vietnam’s portion of the Gulf of […]

Dak Nong Geopark↔Dong Nai River Motorbike Loop

First Published December 2019 | Words and photos by Vietnam Coracle INTRODUCTION | GUIDE | MAP | RELATED POSTS A meandering road trip in the cool, clear air, and vivid ‘HD’ colours of the Western Highlands, the Dak Nong Geopark↔Dong Nai River Motorbike Loop is packed with natural attractions and great riding roads. A huge swathe of land stretching […]

Phu Quoc Island: North & East Coasts

First Published December 2019 | Words and photos by Vietnam Coracle INTRODUCTION | GUIDE | MAP | RELATED POSTS Right now, if you visit Phu Quoc Island, it’s all about the east and north coasts. Newly completed roads have opened access to beaches, bays, forests, and hamlets that were previously difficult to get to. These parts of Phu […]

Hanoi→Lang Son→Dong Dang by Train: Passengers & Motorbikes

First published November 2019 | Words and photos by Vietnam Coracle INTRODUCTION | GUIDE | MAP | RELATED POSTS A train runs once daily in both directions between Hanoi, Lang Son, and Dong Dang, on the Chinese border. Linking Vietnam’s capital city with its mountainous northeastern provinces, the Hanoi→Lang Son→Dong Dang train route is a scenic rail journey […]