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 […]
With its meandering waterways and flourishing farms, the Mekong Delta is a place not to be missed
The Mekong Delta is a maze of rivers, arroyos and canals, providing a much calmer alternative to transport than the roads. This complex network spirals […]
An easy 20-minute cable car ride versus an arduous two-day trek to Mt. Fansipan
I was wiping the sweat off my brow, scanning the jungle canopy we had just broken through, when the old Australian took his first fall. Seventy-two-year-old Will […]