Author Archives: VOA Vietnam

Coconut Ice Cream in Saigon

First published May 2018 | Words and photos by Vietnam Coracle INTRODUCTION | GUIDE | MAP | RELATED POSTS In the heart of one of Saigon’s best street food neighbourhoods, Nguyen Huong offers up a colourful, textural, tasty, Thai-style coconut ice cream. Occupying the shopfront of one of Saigon’s fast-disappearing old apartment complexes, Nguyen Huong is the perfect […]

Long Thủy Beach Village, Phu Yen

First published May 2018 | Words and photos by Vietnam Coracle INTRODUCTION | GUIDE | MAP | RELATED POSTS The province of Phu Yen is blessed with dozens of stunning bays and beaches. The vast majority are still undeveloped and completely empty of tourists. One of dozens of strikingly beautiful beaches, Long Thủy is a small fishing village […]

The Fanxipan Express: Hanoi to Lao Cai by Train (Passengers & Motorbikes)

First published May 2018 | Words and photos by Vietnam Coracle INTRODUCTION | GUIDE | MAP | RELATED POSTS Rattling through the night from the capital city, along the Red River Valley, and into the northwest mountains looming large over Lao Cai on the Chinese border, the Fanxipan Express is a romantic rail journey that’s relatively cheap, comfortable, […]

Local BBQ in Phong Nha

First published April 2018 | Words and photos by Vietnam Coracle INTRODUCTION | GUIDE | MAP | RELATED POSTS Arriving in Phong Nha recently, via the incredible scenery on the Western Ho Chi Minh Road, my friends and I slammed on our brakes as we entered a cloud of barbecue-scented smoke. Through the fog, we saw meats rotating on […]

The Juice Lady, Saigon

First published April 2018 | Words and photos by Vietnam Coracle INTRODUCTION | GUIDE | MAP | RELATED POSTS In Saigon, neighbourhoods are essentially networks of alleyways. Among other things, each tangle of alleys has its own local rice eatery, noodle house, ‘everything shop’ (selling household necessities, such as toiletries, fish sauce, eggs and so on), and juice stall. […]

25 of the Greatest Riding Roads in Vietnam

First published April 2018 | Words and photos by Vietnam Coracle INTRODUCTION| GUIDE | MAP | RELATED POSTS Vietnam might have some of the best riding roads in the world. Over the years I’ve been running this website, dozens of motorbiking enthusiasts (who have ridden extensively in countries across the globe) have written to say that, with the possible […]

Get Lost in Saigon

Photo by Peter Nguyen on Unsplash So this morning as the car I was on passed by the Tourist Information Center by the river, I thought to myself what it would be like to work in that center. How much information should they … Continue reading → Source link

Chúc mừng năm mới!

While our neighborhood was practically a ghost town on Tet Eve, people were flocking to District 1 to visit the Flower Street along Nguyen Hue and wait for the fireworks display. Last year, there were no fireworks display so people … Continue reading → Source link