Dragons’ Graveyard: Mui Dinh Coast Road

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Mũi Dinh is a sandy, boulder-strewn promontory hiding wild, windy and isolated beaches that have hardly ever seen a foreign visitor. The landscape is striking, arid and deserted, and the fishing villages are dusty, poor and salty: this is Vietnam’s Wild West. Located on the south-central coast, a stunning new road now connects Mũi Dinh with Phan Rang to the north, and Ca Na to the south. Continue reading

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TOP 5: Rooftop Cocktails in Saigon

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Saigon is at the heart of Vietnam’s economic boom: new high-rises and five-star hotels go up every year. On the upper storeys there are stylish bars with views over the city, catering to the country’s nouveau-riche and wealthy foreign visitors. But, with the price of drinks still relatively low, rooftop cocktails are affordable for travellers on all budgets, especially if you make the most of Happy Hours. Continue reading

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Cà Phê Bệt: Saigon’s Street Coffee Scene

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At 5 o’clock in the afternoons in Saigon, high schools and universities disgorge their students into the busy streets. Dusk is one of the coolest times of day, and many of these students head for one of the city’s parks, where they buy food and drink from street vendors and sit on the grass talking into the evening hours – this is Cà Phê Bệt. Continue reading

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