Author Archives: VOA Vietnam

Rants and ramblings on Covid-19

As of writing this entry, Vietnam has 251 Covid-19 cases with 126 recovered. The kids have been off school since Tet Holidays. So that’s 79 days. And we’ve been working from home for 3 weeks already. Vietnam has been on … Continue reading → Source link Brought to you by Vietnam Visa Letter | Voavietnam.net […]

Motorbike Chronicles: Film, Map, Diary

First published April 2020 | Words, photos and film by Vietnam Coracle INTRODUCTION |CONTENTS | FILM | MAP | DIARY To provide an opportunity for vicarious travel during this period of self-isolation, physical distancing and travel bans, I’ve repackaged and republished my short film, route map, and illustrated diary from a two-month motorbike road trip across Vietnam. I […]

Motorbike Chronicles: Film, Map & Diary

First published April 2020 | Words, photos and film by Vietnam Coracle INTRODUCTION |CONTENTS | FILM | MAP | DIARY To provide an opportunity for vicarious travel during this time of self-isolation, social distancing and travel bans, I’ve repackaged and republished my short film, route map, and illustrated diary from a two-month motorbike road trip across Vietnam. I hope […]

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 […]