Author Archives: VOA Vietnam

11 Most-Read Posts in the Year of the Rat

First published February 2021 | Words and photos by Vietnam Coracle INTRODUCTION | GUIDE | MAP | RELATED POSTS Happy New Year! Chúc Mừng Năm Mới! Exit the Rat; Enter the Buffalo. In Vietnam, the Year of the Rat was defined by the pandemic: the first cases of Covid-19 were detected here in late January, 2020, when most of […]

Food Trip: Be An Bistro Saigon

It’s been a while since we ventured out in Saigon to try out new restaurants. With the COVID crisis still hovering, we were still pretty careful about going out. Although, I have to say, it has been relaxed here in … Continue reading → Source link Brought to you by Vietnam Visa Letter | Voavietnam.net […]

The Can Gio→Vung Tau Car Ferry

First published January 2021 | Words and photos by Vietnam Coracle INTRODUCTION | GUIDE | MAP | RELATED POSTS A great boon to travellers, particularly those on motorbikes, the new Can Gio↔Vung Tau car ferry connects two of the most popular destinations near Ho Chi Minh City: Can Gio mangrove forest and Vung Tau beach. This new ferry route is […]

Lak Tented Camp | Independent Review

First published December 2020 | Words and photos by Vietnam Coracle INTRODUCTION | REVIEW | MAP | RELATED POSTS Spread over a lush hillside on a spur of land jutting into the water on the north shore of Lake Lak in the Dak Lak highlands, Lak Tented Camp is a wonderfully atmospheric accommodation with a deep attachment to the […]

Ngõ Ngách: Hanoi Snacks on a Saigon Alley

First published December 2020 | Words and photos by Vietnam Coracle INTRODUCTION | GUIDE | MAP | RELATED POSTS A diminutive eatery occupying the ground floor of a small, old-style shophouse at the end of a narrow alleyway in Saigon’s Tan Dinh Ward, District 1, Ngõ Ngách is a simple, charming place to dine on fresh, light Hanoi snacks. […]

Hello Saigon turns 10

And in a blink, this blog turns 10. Can’t believe it’s been more than a decade living here in Saigon. What started out as a 3-year stint has become so much more. I can’t wait for this epidemic to be … Continue reading → Source link Brought to you by Vietnam Visa Letter | Voavietnam.net […]

The Shells Phu Quoc | Independent Review

First published November 2020 | Words and photos by Vietnam Coracle INTRODUCTION | REVIEW | MAP | RELATED POSTS The Shells is a contemporary resort with a uniquely quirky – but classy – character on the west coast of Phu Quoc Island. Situated between Duong Dong town and Ong Lang beach, The Shells offers generously proportioned and well-appointed rooms […]

Trà Đá: Vietnamese Iced Tea

First published October 2020 | Words and photos by Vietnam Coracle INTRO | ARTICLE | COMMENTS | RELATED POSTS One of the many little joys of daily life in Vietnam, trà đá (iced tea) is a feature of almost every dining and social occasion across much of the nation: from roadside snacks to banquets, from trendy cafes […]