Expats in Vietnam don’t rank Vung Tau highly on their lists of ‘must-visit’ places. They’re inclined to view it as a slightly run-down beach resort that may appeal to local weekenders from Ho Chi Minh City, but with nothing of note to attract a foreigner. At the risk of sounding like a know-it-all, they’re mistaken about that. Vung Tau is a pretty cool place.
If you like nature, sun, sea and diving, but don’t care so much for nightlife, then the remote islands of Con Dao could be for you. Words and photos by Nick Ross
Secluded islands in the tropics often come stamped with the word ‘paradise’. Nowhere is that more evident than at Vietnam’s most isolated archipelago, Con Dao.
Avoiding the Thai islands, Nick Ross heads to the royal city of Hua Hin for his dose of the beach life
It’s not the first full moon party in Vietnam — there have been a number of these beasts hitting the southern hemisphere of this country over the past few years. But it’s certainly the first full moon party in the North.
Lovebirds of Vietnam, here’s some good news — the island of Phu Quoc has recently been named one of Rough Guide’s 20 Best Honeymoon Destinations. It’s quite an honour for an island once better known for its fish sauce and indigenous hunting dogs.
Whenever we at Word hear the term ‘infinity pool’, we get excited.
Julie Vola voyaged to The Land of Smiles with her Holga, a Hong Kong-built plastic camera that looks like a toy
This month Sailing Club Nha Trang turns 20
Beachside bar Pogo has long held it down on the Mui Ne strip, but after seven years cold chillin’ they’ve decided it’s time for a refresh. The Relaunch party is kicking off summer with some free food and drink specials, and an all-night party courtesy of DJs Nic Ford, Dan Lo and Global B.