As a tourist, you’re an obvious target for thieves (who may include your fellow travellers): carry your passport, travellers’ cheques and other valuables in a concealed money belt. >>> Tips...

Da Lat, the gateway to the central highlands, is chalk to Ho Chi Minh City’s cheese. Life passes by at a rather more dignified pace at an altitude of 1500m, and the fresh breezes that fan this oddly...

Unspoilt beaches lined with coconut trees circle the island. You can also sail south to the unspoilt An Thoi islands for fine snorkelling. #15 A boat trip in Ha Long Bay The thousands of limestone islands...

In Asia, Layovers That Let You Take in the SightsMARCH 20, 2015 Travel options allowed Karisa Kopaczewski and her friends to add a side trip to a tour of Angkor Wat in Cambodia: a $30 flight to a Malaysian...

At times, this clash can seem so confronting and confusing as to send even experienced travellers fleeing for the nearest luxury hotel. However, like most things in life, the more you put in, the more...

Crawl through the Cu Chi Tunnels – Crawl through the extensive network of nearly 500 km of tunnels utilized by the Viet Cong in the war with the USA in the 1960s. Tours involve a description of the tunnels,...

In general, the price here is not fixed except in big shops and department stores where you see price labeled on the item. Have fun bargaining! This is not only the way to get a good deal but art of conversation. Shopping...

Plan what you can buy during your trip. You will help circulate money in the local economy and support or create jobs for local people. Things you can buy here in Vietnam include cloths, ceramics, painting...

Getting around Vietnam: Air:  Vietnam Airlines (VN) (www.vietnamairlines.com) operates daily flights between Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hué, Danang and Nha Trang. Jetstar Pacific (www.jetstar.com)...

Vietnam is a generally safe country but like anywhere else, a little common sense should keep you out of harm’s way. Traffic accidents are not uncommon in cities and towns so crossing the street should...

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