Chiang Mai trekking

Trekking in Chiang Mai

With such picturesque beauty close at hand it's no wonder that trekking tops the list of popular things to do in Chiang Mai. The...
Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum

In the tradition of Lenin, Stalin and Mao, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is a monumental marble edifice. Contrary to his desire for a simple...
Royal Palace Museum

Royal Palace Museum

Perfectly framed by an avenue of tall Palmyra palms, the former Royal Palace was built in 1904, blending traditional Lao and French beaux-arts styles....
Best time to visit VietNam

Best time to visit VietNam

When deciding the best time to visit Vietnam, consider the country’s tropical monsoon climate, dominated by the south or southwesterly monsoon from May to...
Le Ballet Royal du Cambodge

Culture and etiquette – Thailand

Tourist literature has marketed Thailand as the “Land of Smiles” so successfully that a lot of farangs arrive in the country expecting to be...
Top places to stay in Laos

Top places to stay in Laos

Until the 1990s, Laos remained shut off from the outside world, and largely unknown to Western travellers. Since then, more and more visitors have...
cambodia

When to go to Cambodia

The country is warm all year round, though there are several distinct seasons affecting the best time to visit Cambodia. There is little rain...
Attractions in VietNam

Attractions in Viet Nam

HaLong Bay Beautiful scenery, mysterious caves, deep jungles along the coast, small islets with beaches, all make HaLong Bay a spectacular destination for a holiday...
Ho Chi Minh City and around

Ho Chi Minh City and around

Ho Chi Minh City – or Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh, to give it its full Vietnamese title – is Vietnam’s centre of commerce...
The Mekong Delta Guide

The Mekong Delta Guide

Touring the orchards, paddy fields and swamplands of the Mekong Delta, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve stepped into the pages of a...