Kiev

Written by

Photo by Nick Ross

Two years after the war, Nick Ross visits one of the most important cities in Eastern Europe and leaves suitably impressed

Photo by Hang Le

Paradise-like beaches, crystal clear seas, tropical nirvana… Yet as Tran Cam Thu discovers, there’s far more to this group of islands than first meets the eye. Photos by Hang Le

Photo by Jesse Meadows 

Southwest of Hanoi is a place that is a land version of Halong Bay. Billy Gray heads out of town for some well-needed respite

After dark the old town of Hoi An lights up over the river

It’s my son’s big overseas experience. He stops off at Vietnam on his way from New Zealand to London, where a job awaits him. He is buoyed up by the prospect of life overseas, and raring to go, has but one problem. He is weighted down by far too much baggage. I’ve told him time and time again that travelling light is the only way to go, but then whoever listens to the advice of their oldies?

Photo by Vu Ha Kim Vy

Vu Ha Kim Vy goes in search of one of the city’s hidden islands — Thanh An

Photo by Jesse Meadows

As beach after Southeast Asian beach goes commercial, Jesse Meadows returns to her own personal Mecca in Thailand to see if Tonsai, too, has gone under the hammer

Photo by Rodney Hughes

With a public holiday at his disposal, Jon Aspin jumped at the chance to swim in a waterfall 40km out of town.

Photo by Vu Ha Kim Vy

Even though Vietnam has a coastline literally thousands of kilometres long, finding unspoilt beaches is increasingly becoming a challenge. Vu Ha Kim Vy goes in search

Wanna get out of Vung Tau? Up on Big mountain (Nui Lon) is a French-built fort overlooking the sea. Photo by Nick Ross 

I find there’s plenty to keep a person occupied in Vung Tau, but then not every expat would agree with me. I mean it’s all subjective, innit? One man’s Shangri-La is another man’s Dullsville. Here’s a little parable that illustrates this point.

Photo by Trung Del

Billy Gray strikes east out of Hanoi to Yen Tu, a Buddhist complex on the road to Halong

Photo by Jess Meadows

The granddaddy of exotic vacation resorts is spreading across Asia. Jesse Meadows flew into Singapore to make the quick hop across the Singapore Strait to Bintan in Indonesia.

Photo by Trung Del

La Veranda smells like lemongrass. It feels like the home of French aristocrats in 19th-century Vietnam. Fitting, as this Accor-managed, four-star resort on a private strip of Phu Quoc’s Duong Dung Beach was built 12 years ago by a French-Indochine family with four generations of history in Southeast Asia. The resort’s 70 rooms face west onto the Gulf of Thailand, which translates into idyllic tropical sunsets.

Photo by Trung Del

Somewhere off Phu Quoc is a privately owned island that, if you’re lucky enough, might just be open for a visit. Jesse Meadows discovered that despite the growing debris in the surrounding seas, here the water remains crystal clear. Photos by Trung Del

Photo by Nick Ross 

My boss and I were discussing the upcoming holiday.

Bangkok in Squares. Photo by Nick Ross

Thailand’s biggest city through a lens

Cao Minh. Photo by Kyle Phanroy

A detour on the route to Mui Ne unveils a getaway only 40km from Saigon. Words and photos by Kyle Phanroy

Soc Son. Photo by Jesse Meadows

Jesse Meadows makes a pilgrimage to a pagoda and statue to the northwest of Hanoi

Online Partners

Top