You can drive carefully, you can drive defensively, you can drive at a sedate 30kph, but sooner or later you’re going to come to grief on Vietnam’s roads. It was my turn early last year.
This month marks the start of the tourist season in Phong Nha, the home to Vietnam’s best-known caves. However, a trip to the national park is more than just an opportunity to explore underground caverns. Words and photos by Nick Ross
A friend told me that Chua Chan Mountain, aka Gia Lao, used to be a volcano, yet, there was no information about that on the internet. If you have ever taken a bus from Saigon to Phan Thiet, you would have seen or passed by it before as it lies quite close to the road.
They say that location is everything. And in the case of Mia Nha Trang, location certainly makes this elegant, upscale resort stand out from its contemporaries. Set in a bay with a backdrop of soaring cliffs and a road winding its way above, there is something special about this little slice of paradise.