Where I’m At: March 2021 – Con Dao edition

Greetings from Con Dao and welcome to another edition of Where I’m At – rounding up my travels from the last month, and other news. I haven’t been blogging much lately, but I am still running the weekly travel newsletter that rounds up the most imspiring travel reads from around the web. Sign up here. […]

Notes on Phan Rang–Thap Cham

Phan Rang–Thap Cham is the capital of Ninh Thuan Province in the South Central Coast region of Vietnam. It’s between Mui Ne and Nha Trang, though it doesn’t get anywhere near the number of visitors compared to those places. In fact, travelling during these covid times I was wondering if there were any tourists (domestic […]

Where I’m At: February 2021 – Saigon edition

Greetings from Saigon and welcome to another edition of Where I’m At – rounding up my travels from the last month, site news, and other bits that don’t really fit into a blog post. To get updates of the latest posts, and for news not included here, subscribe to the weekly travel newsletter. The newsletter […]

Da Lat – Trai Mat Railway – A restored heritage railway in Vietnam

The Da Lat – Trai Mat Railway is a restored section of the former Da Lat–Thap Cham railway. The original railway connected Da Lat to the main North-South railway of Vietnam. Da Lat became a popular place to escape the tropical heat and enjoy the cool mountain air. Like the hill-stations of India, a railway […]

Notes on Da Lat – The cool mountain city in the Central Highlands of Vietnam

Da Lat is the capital of Lam Dong Province in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam. The city is a popular tourist destination in Vietnam, famous for its cool climate and mountain scenery. It’s literally and figuratively a cool mountain city. I last visited Da Lat in 2012, so I was well overdue for a […]

Notes on Nha Trang – pandemic edition

In the plague year that was 2020, I was fortunate to have spent most of the year in Vietnam, where the virus has so far been contained. I’ve been making the most of my time here by travelling around the country.  During my travels, I’ve seen how hard the pandemic has hit tourism destinations that […]

Where I’m At: January 2021 – Saigon edition

Greetings from Saigon, happy new year, and especially good riddance to 2020. I saw out the new year in Saigon, which wasn’t in my game plan at the start of the week. It seems only appropriate that I ended the plague year of 2020 with a travel plan going wrong. Not that I’m complaining, as […]

Notes on Lao Cai – The provincial capital on the Vietnam-China border

Lao Cai is the capital city of the province of the same name, in the Northwest region of Vietnam. Most visitors only pass through here on the way to Sapa. Train enthusiasts know it as the place to disembark and then walk across the border to China to get the train to Kunming. This year […]

Where I’m At: December 2020 – Tam Ky edition

Greetings from Tam Ky! Here is the December 2020 edition of Where I’m At – my monthly summary of where I’ve been and site news. Where I’ve been Here is where I’ve been over the last month. All in Vietnam of course, where I am currently holed up while riding out the pandemic. Vietnam got […]