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The Coconut Monk

His bizarre life on Phoenix Island remains his most enduring legacy

On a sliver of island in the wash of the Mekong, just outside of My Tho, sits the obscure remains of one of the more bizarre chapters in Vietnamese history. […]

By |December 4th, 2016|Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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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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Smooth Sailing

High hopes for yachting in Vietnam

With 3,260 kilometers of stunning coastline, Vietnam seems a natural fit for yachting. Countless bays are carved into the spindly country, and its rivers are easily accessible. Why then, are yachts still a rare sight? […]

By |November 13th, 2016|Sports, Travel & Leisure|1 Comment
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Time Out

Escape the madness of the city and spend the day in a cocoon of pampering

The new stylist villa on 61 Xuan Thuy in District 2 may have already caught the attention of those living in the neighborhood with its standout […]

By |November 9th, 2016|Spa & Health, 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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Resort Review: La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa

Hue is a city rich in culture and history and is recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage site, and La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa – MGallery by Sofitel enjoys a preeminent position in this mystic city

Set on […]

By |October 21st, 2016|Resort Review, 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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The Saigon International Darts League (SIDL), Proudly Sponsored By Tiger Beer

Though the music grooves in the background, onlookers remain silent and still as the archer lines himself up and stares at the tiny red sliver underneath the number 20 at the top of the board. Standing perpendicular to his target, […]

By |September 14th, 2016|Sports, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments