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  • The truth about elephant tourism in Asia

    The truth about elephant tourism in Asia

    November 28th, 2016Gavin Thomas
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    Elephants are born free, but are everywhere in chains – and it’s tourism which is increasingly to blame. Riding an elephant used to be on every visitor’s list of must-do activities during a visit to Asia, although growing awareness of elephant rights – and, increasingly, wrongs – means that over the past five years almost... Read more »

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  • 9 tips for backpacking Vietnam

    9 tips for backpacking Vietnam

    July 18th, 2016Helen Abramson
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    With striking landscapes, large stretches of lovely coastline, intriguing cities and excellent food, it’s no wonder the number of tourists in Vietnam has more than doubled in the last decade or so. The country is changing at lightning speed, and with roads being improved, comfortable long-distance buses and a decent train network, it’s easy to... Read more »

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  • Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City: where should you visit first?

    Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City: where should you visit first?

    January 13th, 2016Helen Abramson
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    Situated at the northern and southern extremes of this long, thin country, Vietnam’s two main cities lie over a thousand kilometres apart. Southern Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), formerly Saigon, was the US base during the Vietnam War and since the country’s unification has transformed into a thoroughly modern, thriving metropolis. The somewhat less modern... Read more »

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  • The magic of Vietnam in 22 pictures

    The magic of Vietnam in 22 pictures

    November 2nd, 2015Lottie Gross
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  • 8 of the weirdest things you’ll see in Vietnam

    8 of the weirdest things you’ll see in Vietnam

    July 22nd, 2015Helen Abramson
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    Governed by Chinese dynasties for over a thousand years, ruled by the French for a century and occupied by American troops for over a decade, Vietnam has – remarkably – managed to uphold a vast array of cultural practices. To the rest of the world, some of these traditional customs seem pretty strange, but they’re still prevalent throughout this... Read more »

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  • 1650km of Vietnam in 3 minutes of stunning videography

    1650km of Vietnam in 3 minutes of stunning videography

    June 29th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    If a trip to Vietnam is on your bucket list, you might want to look away now. This video will definitely give you wanderlust. Filmmaker Oliver Atrologo spent two weeks travelling around Vietnam earlier this year and captured the whole trip on camera. He travelled 1650km, from the karst rock formations of Ha Long Bay in the north,... Read more »

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  • 10 Vietnamese foods you need to try

    10 Vietnamese foods you need to try

    April 3rd, 2015Eleanor Aldridge
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    Vietnamese food is distinct and unforgettable. The cuisine relies on a balance of salty, sweet, sour and hot flavours, achieved through use of nuoc mam, a fermented fish sauce, cane sugar, the juice of kalamansi citrus fruit or tamarind and chilli peppers. Dishes use plenty of fresh herbs but tend not to be overly spicy, as chilli... Read more »

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  • In pictures: traditional dress around the world

    In pictures: traditional dress around the world

    February 2nd, 2015Alice Park
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  • 9 new tourist attractions to visit in 2015

    9 new tourist attractions to visit in 2015

    January 7th, 2015Helen Ochyra
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    With a whole host of new attractions opening this year, from world-record-beating skyscrapers to whacky amusement parks, there’s plenty to get your teeth into. To help you decide where to visit, we’ve picked the top 9 new tourist attractions around the world.  Shanghai Tower, China A better symbol of China’s continuing march forward would be harder to... Read more »

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  • The best aerial views in the world

    The best aerial views in the world

    December 17th, 2014Olivia Rawes
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  • Karst out in Bai Tu Long Bay, Vietnam

    Karst out in Bai Tu Long Bay, Vietnam

    November 17th, 2014Ron Emmons
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    The stunning karst pinnacles of Ha Long Bay are one of the jewels in Vietnam’s crown, but as Ron Emmons discovers, nearby Bai Tu Long Bay boasts the same beguiling scenery – without the crowds. After three days cruising through the jaw-dropping scenery of Bai Tu Long Bay, and taking about 5000 photos of rugged... Read more »

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  • Great journeys – as chosen by you

    Great journeys – as chosen by you

    September 4th, 2014Lottie Gross
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