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New Luxury Tour: Romance and Intrigue of Vietnam

There are plenty of cheap-as-chips tours of Vietnam on offer at the moment but if you want something with a little luxury, allied to romance and intrigue, Jimmy Thomson is putting together another small-group tour of his favourite country in South-East Asia. Jimmy has written three books set in Vietnam so not only will you […]

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Pedals test the mettle in a Vietnam adventure

  I don’t know what it was that inspired me to embark on a four-day cycling adventure in Vietnam with my (grown-up) son. We were meeting there to spend a week together anyway but four days of cycling from the coast at Hoi An to the mountain town of Da Lat – albeit with lots […]

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Tips for wannabe travel guides

If you are ever in a position to be a tour guide – official or otherwise – there are a few golden rules you show try to follow … beyond getting your fellow travellers to follow you. 1. Listen to the local guides These are local people who have first of all gone to the […]

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War in times of peace

[huge_it_slider id=”8″] War is Hell but battlefield tours have never been more popular, with more commemorations than ever battling for the tourist dollar writes JIMMY THOMSON.   What’s the big attraction with battlefield tours? If you’re fascinated by the tactics, heroism and even horrors of ancient conflicts, it’s a thrill to just leave a footprint […]

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Vietnam caves get under your skin

I seem to have a thing about going underground in Vietnam.  If it’s not the Vietcong tunnels at Cu Chi it’s the escape tunnel from the Reunification (formerly Presidential) Palace in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). I even get a thrill going through the new road tunnel under the Saigon River, wondering if there was […]

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