The Dry Fruits of Labor

An initiative to help farmers improve income, health by drying fruits and vegetables with solar dryers Vietnam has a deep love affair with fruit. Everywhere you go—city or countryside—you are overwhelmed by the sheer variety. From the more common mango and coconut, to the (relatively) exotic longan, lychee and dragonfruit. The tropical weather, and fertile soil has always ensured a plentiful bounty. And the Vietnamese tuck in—eating 11kg of fruit … Read more

Linked In – Playing Greg Norman’s Bluffs Course

THE BLUFFS POSSESSES so many of the traits of a great traditional links golf course – blind tee shots, fast undulating greens, sloping and unpredictable fairways and punishing, sandy rough if you err off line – which is worryingly easy to do if you’re not an accurate driver. In common with other great links courses, … Read more

The Other Side

Experience the lesser known and unspoiled side of Phu Quoc before it becomes a tourism boomtown As the ancient bamboo bridge across the ravine began to creak under the weight of the scooter, I started to regret promising my riding companion “an adventure in Vietnam”. To be  honest, we probably should have turned around after … Read more