Author Archives: VOA Vietnam

Fresh Herbs & Spices in Vietnamese Food

First published August 2022 | Words and photos by Thảo Phan .stk-6bad271{background-color:#d8e0e6 !important}.stk-6bad271:before{background-color:#d8e0e6 !important}.stk-6bad271{border-radius:8px !important;overflow:hidden !important}@media screen and (max-width:767px){.stk-6bad271{margin-top:120px !important}}.stk-6bad271 > .stk-separator__top svg{filter:none !important}.stk-6bad271 > .stk-separator__top .stk-separator__wrapper{transform:scaleX(1) !important;height:100px !important}.stk-6bad271-column{–stk-column-gap:24px !important}@media screen and (max-width:1023px){.stk-6bad271-column{–stk-column-gap:24px !important}} @media screen and (max-width:767px){.stk-7fb9875{align-self:flex-end !important}}@media screen and (max-width:767px){.stk-7fb9875{margin-top:-120px !important}}@media screen and (min-width:768px){.stk-7fb9875{flex:1 1 calc(20% – var(–stk-column-gap,0px) * 1 / 2 ) […]

10 Year Anniversary of Vietnam Coracle

First published July 2022 | Words and photos by Vietnam Coracle It’s 10 years since I published the first guides on Vietnam Coracle, in the summer of 2012. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of my website, I’ve written an account of the early stages: its conception and development; why I started the site; who I […]

Drinking & Nightlife in Hue

First published July 2022 | Words and photos by Luke Digweed .stk-6bad271{background-color:#d8e0e6 !important}.stk-6bad271:before{background-color:#d8e0e6 !important}.stk-6bad271{border-radius:8px !important;overflow:hidden !important}@media screen and (max-width:767px){.stk-6bad271{margin-top:120px !important}}.stk-6bad271 > .stk-separator__top svg{filter:none !important}.stk-6bad271 > .stk-separator__top .stk-separator__wrapper{transform:scaleX(1) !important;height:100px !important}.stk-6bad271-column{–stk-column-gap:24px !important}@media screen and (max-width:1023px){.stk-6bad271-column{–stk-column-gap:24px !important}} @media screen and (max-width:767px){.stk-7fb9875{align-self:flex-end !important}}@media screen and (max-width:767px){.stk-7fb9875{margin-top:-120px !important}}@media screen and (min-width:768px){.stk-7fb9875{flex:1 1 calc(20% – var(–stk-column-gap,0px) * 1 / 2 ) […]

Vung Tau→Con Dao Express Ferry

First published July 2022 | Words and photos by Vietnam Coracle .stk-6bad271{background-color:#d8e0e6 !important}.stk-6bad271:before{background-color:#d8e0e6 !important}.stk-6bad271{border-radius:8px !important;overflow:hidden !important}@media screen and (max-width:767px){.stk-6bad271{margin-top:120px !important}}.stk-6bad271 > .stk-separator__top svg{filter:none !important}.stk-6bad271 > .stk-separator__top .stk-separator__wrapper{transform:scaleX(1) !important;height:100px !important}.stk-6bad271-column{–stk-column-gap:24px !important}@media screen and (max-width:1023px){.stk-6bad271-column{–stk-column-gap:24px !important}} @media screen and (max-width:767px){.stk-7fb9875{align-self:flex-end !important}}@media screen and (max-width:767px){.stk-7fb9875{margin-top:-120px !important}}@media screen and (min-width:768px){.stk-7fb9875{flex:1 1 calc(20% – var(–stk-column-gap,0px) * 1 / 2 ) !important}}@media […]

Bancông Cafe | Hanoi

First published July 2022 | Words and photos by Biên Nguyên .stk-6bad271{background-color:#d8e0e6 !important}.stk-6bad271:before{background-color:#d8e0e6 !important}.stk-6bad271{border-radius:8px !important;overflow:hidden !important}@media screen and (max-width:767px){.stk-6bad271{margin-top:120px !important}}.stk-6bad271 > .stk-separator__top svg{filter:none !important}.stk-6bad271 > .stk-separator__top .stk-separator__wrapper{transform:scaleX(1) !important;height:100px !important}.stk-6bad271-column{–stk-column-gap:24px !important}@media screen and (max-width:1023px){.stk-6bad271-column{–stk-column-gap:24px !important}} @media screen and (max-width:767px){.stk-7fb9875{align-self:flex-end !important}}@media screen and (max-width:767px){.stk-7fb9875{margin-top:-120px !important}}@media screen and (min-width:768px){.stk-7fb9875{flex:1 1 calc(20% – var(–stk-column-gap,0px) * 1 / 2 ) […]

Dam Tre Bay | Con Son Island

First published June 2022 | Words and photos by Patrick Scott .stk-6bad271{background-color:#d8e0e6 !important}.stk-6bad271:before{background-color:#d8e0e6 !important}.stk-6bad271{border-radius:8px !important;overflow:hidden !important}@media screen and (max-width:767px){.stk-6bad271{margin-top:120px !important}}.stk-6bad271 > .stk-separator__top svg{filter:none !important}.stk-6bad271 > .stk-separator__top .stk-separator__wrapper{transform:scaleX(1) !important;height:100px !important}.stk-6bad271-column{–stk-column-gap:24px !important}@media screen and (max-width:1023px){.stk-6bad271-column{–stk-column-gap:24px !important}} @media screen and (max-width:767px){.stk-7fb9875{align-self:flex-end !important}}@media screen and (max-width:767px){.stk-7fb9875{margin-top:-120px !important}}@media screen and (min-width:768px){.stk-7fb9875{flex:1 1 calc(20% – var(–stk-column-gap,0px) * 1 / 2 ) […]

Brilliant Hotel Danang | Independent Review

First published June 2022 | Words and photos by Vietnam Coracle .stk-6bad271{background-color:#d8e0e6 !important}.stk-6bad271:before{background-color:#d8e0e6 !important}.stk-6bad271{border-radius:8px !important;overflow:hidden !important}@media screen and (max-width:767px){.stk-6bad271{margin-top:120px !important}}.stk-6bad271 > .stk-separator__top svg{filter:none !important}.stk-6bad271 > .stk-separator__top .stk-separator__wrapper{transform:scaleX(1) !important;height:100px !important}.stk-6bad271-column{–stk-column-gap:24px !important}@media screen and (max-width:1023px){.stk-6bad271-column{–stk-column-gap:24px !important}} @media screen and (max-width:767px){.stk-7fb9875{align-self:flex-end !important}}@media screen and (max-width:767px){.stk-7fb9875{margin-top:-120px !important}}@media screen and (min-width:768px){.stk-7fb9875{flex:1 1 calc(20% – var(–stk-column-gap,0px) * 1 / 2 ) […]

Hue Food Guide

First published May 2022 | Words and photos by Luke Digweed .stk-6bad271{background-color:#d8e0e6 !important}.stk-6bad271:before{background-color:#d8e0e6 !important}.stk-6bad271{border-radius:8px !important;overflow:hidden !important}@media screen and (max-width:767px){.stk-6bad271{margin-top:120px !important}}.stk-6bad271 > .stk-separator__top svg{filter:none !important}.stk-6bad271 > .stk-separator__top .stk-separator__wrapper{transform:scaleX(1) !important;height:100px !important}.stk-6bad271-column{–stk-column-gap:24px !important}@media screen and (max-width:1023px){.stk-6bad271-column{–stk-column-gap:24px !important}} @media screen and (max-width:767px){.stk-7fb9875{align-self:flex-end !important}}@media screen and (max-width:767px){.stk-7fb9875{margin-top:-120px !important}}@media screen and (min-width:768px){.stk-7fb9875{flex:1 1 calc(20% – var(–stk-column-gap,0px) * 1 / 2 ) […]

Văn Thánh Market Food Guide | Sài Gòn

First published May 2022 | Words and photos by Vietnam Coracle As well as the city’s large markets, every Saigon neighbourhood has its own, small-scale, fresh produce, local market. Living, as I do, in Ward 25 of Bình Thạnh District, my local market is Văn Thánh. Sprawling along narrow lanes over several blocks beneath the […]