When I was offered the opportunity to go to the grand opening of The Bluffs, the much talked about golf course in Ho Tram, I jumped at it. I grew up with my father watching golf every weekend. It was an obsession of his and golf, or at least televised golf, was a big part of my childhood.
Despite much of Vietnam lying in the tropics, few of us make the trip to the country’s rainforests. Nick Ross and Glen Riley headed three hours north of Ho Chi Minh City to Nam Cat Tien and discovered a national park with much to commend itself on
Cu Chi is the kind of excursion people often go on when first arriving in Vietnam, and never again. Ian Wills explores a deeper side of the experience, aided by a quirky itinerary courtesy of Grasshopper Adventures. Photos by Kyle Phanroy
Set off the main corridor in Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, the CIQ Info Plaza puts a nicer face on the harsh realities of baggage inspection. Ed Weinberg passes his layover with the cute little customs dog who’s always frowning
You can usually judge a place on the quality of its bathrobes. Your average city hotel trafficks in waffle-weaved cotton, not particularly luxurious but good for the moderate climate of your temperature-controlled room.
An Lam’s private residences may only be a few short kilometres from the non-stop rough and tumble of central Ho Chi Minh City, but when pulling up by boat to its tranquil docks perched along the riverbank, few places feel further away from the urban jungle than does this peaceful corner of the Saigon River.
One of the few destinations in the region that has a little something for everyone, Sri Lanka is more than tropical beaches, ancient ruins and jungle. Brandon Ingram looks at another, more artistic side to The Pearl of the Indian Ocean