Mekong Quilts, the social enterprise known for their handmade quilts and bamboo bikes, are offering visitors an opportunity to visit the women and villages behind the products. Local NGO Anh Duong, under the umbrella of the NGO Mekong Plus, is […]
Needing a break from the concrete jungle of Ho Chi Minh City, I booked the one-hour flight to Phu Quoc on a whim. I was picked up by the smiley Sol Beach House Phu Quoc doorman, whose crisp white, branded […]
IMAGES BY JIMMY VAN DER KLOET
Sol Beach House Phu Quoc is the first of its brand in Vietnam. A haven for barefoot relaxation, this home-on-the-beach gives every aspect of hospitality an effortlessly personalized touch.
Situated in the south of the island on Truong Beach and a […]
This compact Gaelic city is no longer the land of ramshackle pubs and baked-potato pushcarts
With a reputation as a hot bed of Irish culture and heritage, home to good tipple and some of the friendliest locals in the world, there […]
48 hours to learn 3,000 years of Chinese history
In a country with more than a billion people, it’s hard to stand out. Even the cities clash for attention—Beijing with its stretch of the Great Wall, Shanghai’s East meets West cosmopolitan […]
Beautiful nature and dark history in the Vietnamese seas.
After eight hours of chugging for 100 nautical miles in a ferry off the southern coast of Vietnam, the lush, rugged archipelago of Con Dao took shape.
In the sitting rooms, passengers stirred […]
A photographer’s guide to Iceland
Iceland is experiencing a boom in tourism, and for good reasons. It surpasses expectations of those in search of nature, beauty and the unanticipated. I recently spent two weeks on an unforgettable road trip of the […]
Villagers compete to build increasingly lavish and elaborate tombs for their ancestors
In Vietnam, belief of the afterlife and the importance of its preparation runs deep among the populace. “There’s a saying that’s really popular around here: “Life is fleeting, but death […]
Beyond the oil rigs and tourist traps, there’s another side of Vung Tau worth exploring
Vung Tau is a place I’d brushed over in the past and mentally scratched off the list. So when asked to return and give it another […]