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Travel / Asia - 10 months ago

Vu Linh Homestays, Thac Ba Lake

First revealed November 2018 | Phrases and photographs by Vietnam CoracleAbout 150km northwest of Hanoi, Vu Linh is a rural commune on the japanese shores of Thac Ba Lake, one of the largest artificially created lakes in Vietnam. Shaped by the floodi...

Travel / Asia - 11 months ago

Panhou Village Ecolodge, Ha Giang

First revealed October 2018 | Phrases and pictures by Vietnam CoracleDeep inside the folds of steep mountains and plunging valleys, Panhou Village Ecolodge is about in the midst of a remote and seldom-visited part of Ha Giang, Vietnam’s northernmost...

Travel / Asia - 1 year ago

The Cafe Apartment at No.14 Ton That Dam, Saigon

First revealed October 2018 | Words and pictures by Vietnam CoracleThe previous house block on Ton That Dam Road, in Saigon’s downtown District 1, has been colonized by cool cafes, hipster bars, style boutiques, and locations to eat. What’s more, gri...

Travel / Asia - 1 year ago

Auberge de Meo Vac Mountain Lodge, Ha Giang

First revealed September 2018 | Phrases and pictures by Vietnam CoracleA timber, tile and clay construction encircling a stone courtyard surrounded by a stone wall with haunting limestone peaks looming throughout, the Auberge de Meo Vac is a remarkab...

Travel / Asia - 1 year ago

The Vietnam Coracle Map

First revealed September 2018 | Phrases and pictures by Vietnam CoracleThe Vietnam Coracle Map is an interactive map of Vietnam with all my guides, posts, articles, evaluations, and movies marked on it, including direct links from the map to all my c...

Travel / Asia - 1 year ago

Elegant Suites Westlake, Hanoi

First revealed August 2018 | Words and photographs by Vietnam CoracleHanoi’s West Lake District (Tây Hồ in Vietnamese) is the up-and-coming, fancy inner-suburb of Vietnam’s capital city. Once I visit Hanoi, I often keep within the small, shady, back-...

Travel / Asia - 1 year ago

A Guide to Climbing Mount Fansipan Independently

First revealed August 2018 | Phrases and pictures by Vietnam CoracleFansipan (or Phan Xi Păng in Vietnamese) is the very best mountain in Indochina. At three,143m (10,312ft) it’s a actual mountain, however may be climbed without any specialist gear o...

Travel / Asia - 1 year ago

The Extreme Northwest Loop: Motorbike Guide

First revealed August 2018 | Phrases and photographs by Vietnam CoracleThe acute northwest of Vietnam – the large mountainous bulge west of Freeway QL12, across the Black River basin – might be probably the most distant region of all the country. Str...