Modern Hanoi Street Food

By Edward Dalton for CNN There’s no arguing: Hanoi is a street food mecca. But humble bowls of pho and turmeric-tossed cha ca fish aren’t the only culinary draws in the capital of Vietnam. An influx of international restaurants, combined with a young population hungry for a cosmopolitan lifestyle, has opened the door for a new generation of Vietnamese cuisine. Restaurants and bars are catapulting traditional recipes into … Continue reading Modern Hanoi Street Food

Vietnam Bucket List

Written in collaboration with Matt Cowan, Thomas Barrett and Nick Ross. We all have dreams, lists or ideas of things we would like to do during our lifetime, or during a certain period of our lives. Some of us even go so far as create bucket lists. So, dreamers to the end, and with the knowledge that our subject matter is wonderful, whacky, endearing Vietnam, we decided to create one … Continue reading Vietnam Bucket List

Ascend into the Mist: Tam Dao

Hanoi is rich in options for when city life gets overwhelming and a retreat into nature is required. Hanoians are blessed by a close proximity to mountains, national parks and sea. You could recharge your batteries in Sapa, although that would mean contending with construction traffic and gap year students fighting for selfies with someone looking a bit “tribal”. You could unwind in Hạlong Bay, … Continue reading Ascend into the Mist: Tam Dao

Hoa Binh Province

Covering an area of 4,660 sq kms, Hoa Binh is a mountainous region located southwest of Hanoi. It stretches from the southern borders of the Xuan Son and Ba Vi National Parks, right the way down to the northern edge of Cuc Phuong National Park. However, there’s only one fact that really matters; hoa binh means “peace.” Peace is a valuable currency to anyone living in Hanoi, … Continue reading Hoa Binh Province

Little Cat Ba

Little Cat Ba opened three-and-a-half years ago, aiming to provide idyllic island accommodation to guests who appreciate something more quaint, with a personal touch. It’s not a place with lashings of luxury; don’t expect to find Molten Brown toiletries next to your shower or a uniformed legion of sycophants bending over backwards to accommodate every incongruous demand. However, if you value friendly staff, personalised service … Continue reading Little Cat Ba