Vietnam

Lady canoeing on the mekong, vietnam

Where the only constant is change

Successively occupied by China, Russia, France, Japan, and the United States, Vietnam has had its share of foreign interference. But today, the Vietnamese are focused on rocketing into the future. In this new era of confident self-determination the atmosphere is one of palpable optimism. Fortunately for travellers, Vietnam's traditional charms have not yet been eclipsed. Although noisy motorbikes continue to replace bicycles at an alarming rate, the former Communist stronghold of Hanoi has maintained its narrow-laned charm, while the melting limestone pinnacles of Halong Bay are as otherworldly as ever. From the ancient neighbourhoods of Hoi An to the vast Mekong Delta, the country offers an astonishing variety of scenery. Whether your fascination is wartime relics or beaches and rice paddies, see Vietnam now, because every year it seems to reinvent itself.

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Instagrams of the Week: Southeast Asia

Dec. 19, 2014, 2:48 p.m.

Southeast Asia: where you sometimes begin a journey, and other times, end one; a place which is at one turn cluttered, and another, jaw-droppingly expansive. Expect to see, taste, and hear more than you could ever imagine in this raucous part of the world, but remember to look for clues that reveal there's much more beneath the surface.

Travelling the Length of Vietnam

Oct. 14, 2014, 6:07 p.m.

Wanderer-in-Residence Gary Arndt offers up his top six reasons to explore Vietnam from top to tail. Once you read it, we bet Vietnam will be next on your list "pho" sure.

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