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Travel Report: Vinh Trang Pagoda – The Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

May 2018. It was late afternoon and after a full day’s tour of The Mekong Delta our little minivan had begun rumbling its way back to the bright lights of Ho Chi Minh. We were all exhausted… unsurprisingly so. After all, we’d cruised down The Mekong River, cycled our way through Non Thanh Village and […]

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Travel Report: Nhon Thanh Village – The Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

May 2018. It had been quite the action-packed morning in The Mekong Delta. We’d cruised a gorgeous stretch of the iconic river, toured a remote brickmaking village and munched on candy and fruit at a riverside coconut workshop. Next up was some cycling around the country roads and jungle lanes of Nhon Thanh Village. I […]

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Travel Report: Nhon Thanh Coconut Candy Workshop – The Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

May 2018. Having cruised The Mekong River for a bit and toured a brickmaking community in Nhon Thanh Village, the second stop of my Mekong Delta excursion came at Nhon Thanh Coconut Candy Workshop, one of many peppered across the region. After all, the area is affectionately known throughout Vietnam as coconut country and indeed this […]

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Travel Report: Nhon Thanh Brickmaking Village – The Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

May 2018. Just about every cruise of The Mekong Delta River includes a number of cultural stops that in theory should deepen your understanding of the area’s history and culture. Choose the wrong tour and you’ll find yourself being taken to a succession of soulless, overpriced souvenir stores. For my daylong cruise with Deluxe Group […]

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Travel Report: Mekong Delta River Cruise, Vietnam.

May 2018. If you’re in Ho Chi Minh, or indeed anywhere in the south of Vietnam, you’re almost certainly thinking about a visit to the country’s iconic Mekong Delta region, an intricate maze of rivers and swamps encompassed by rice paddies and dense jungle. For many a river cruise here is one of Vietnam’s major highlights and […]

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Travel Report: Dr. Hung & Associates Dental Center – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

May 2018. It was with more than a little trepidation that I approached the reception desk of Dr. Hung & Associates. Vietnam is a popular destination for westerners in need of quality, low-cost dental work, but boy do you have to do your research and make sure you don’t hand your mouth over to some […]

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Travel Report: Cha Tam Church – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

May 2018. Another church? I hear you cry. Yes, it’s yet another church, although this one has quite the backstory and features as an essential moment of Vietnam’s long, rocky road to peace. Dating back to 1902, Cha Tam Church (Church of St. Francisco Javier) was built in a gothic style with Chinese temple flourishes throughout […]

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Travel Report: Saigon Central Post Office – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

May 2018. For a genuinely fascinating slice of Ho Chi Minh history that isn’t steeped in turmoil, war and killing, don’t miss the city’s beautifully preserved Central Post Office, a French colonial building that today stands proud as one of the oldest structures in the city. It was built over a five-year period from a […]

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