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Mekong Delta

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 […]

By |February 17th, 2017|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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My Home on the Beach at Sol Beach House Phu Quoc

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 […]

By |February 13th, 2017|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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IMAGES BY JIMMY VAN DER KLOET

By |February 5th, 2017|Arts, Destination, Photo Essay, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Introducing Phu Quoc’s Newest Hotspot: Sol Beach House Phu Quoc

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 […]

By |December 22nd, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|1 Comment
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Dublin Like a Local

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 […]

By |November 16th, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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The Many Faces of Xi’An

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 […]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Paradise Regained

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 […]

By |October 12th, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Arctic Blast

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 […]

By |October 7th, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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The City of Tombs

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 […]

By |September 21st, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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A Seaside Escape

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 […]

By |September 8th, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments