Faces of Hội An

Faces of Hội An

Portraits of people bringing light and life to Hội An.

Hội An’s golden buildings make a glowing backdrop framing the people who bring life to the historic city. In the meandering Old Town, shopkeepers sweep doorframes and the smells of cooking — braised pork, fresh chili, basil, star anise and lime — permeate through the air. Silk lanterns of sky-blue, fuchsia and lavender span archways and sway in the gentle breeze as tourists laugh and chat in open-air cafes.

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Built on the Business of Boats

Built on the Business of Boats

Hội An’s economic climb and fall as an affluent sea port froze its architecture in time.

It’s easy to imagine Hội An as it would have been in the 16th century. As a bustling stop along the Silk Road — known then as Hai Pho, or, “seaside town” — the city’s winding streets bedecked with colourful lanterns would have been filled with travellers from across the seven seas.

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Eat Your Heart Out at Hội An’s Night Market

Eat Your Heart Out at Hội An’s Night Market

Sample some of the city’s popular street-eats while taking in a lively atmosphere.

If there is one thing to do while travelling through Vietnam, it is eat. The country is a goldmine of flavours. Well known dishes such as bánh mì, phở and bún chả subtly change from region to region, creating a nuanced dining experience as one visits each new city.

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Discovering Da Nang

Discovering Da Nang

Vietnam’s favourite beach-side city plays host to colourful local life off-the-beaten-tourist-track.

While Vietnam boasts many beautiful seaside towns and cities, none truly offer the charm and luxury of Da Nang. Stretching south from the city’s trademark Dragon Bridge, the coastal road alongside Non Nuoc Beach is crammed with sprawling resort upon sprawling resort. North of the Dragon Bridge, one will find a plethora of restaurants, cafés and businesses catering to tourists’ every need lining the River Hàn.  Continue reading “Discovering Da Nang”

Faces of Bangkok

Faces of Bangkok

Bangkok: a melting pot of human activity, where shanty town shacks rest in the shadows of towering high rises, and luxury malls coexist alongside traditional Thai houses — which rest on stilts erected out of snaking canals. The city pulses with a tangible energy, with over eight million people living and working within the metropolis’ expansive buildings and winding streets.

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