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Where to find banh mi and top beds in Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon fun guide, Ho Chi Minh City business hotels review

The first rays of the morning sun lick across Nguyen Hue Avenue to hit the roof tiles of Saigon's characterful City Hall while Ho Chi Minh greets early-riser joggers and walkers/ photo: Vijay Verghese


Colombo nostalgia, beds, beer

Colombo heritage beds, curry dinners and cricket


The hows of medical tourism

Why not travel to see your doctor? Travel health risks


is a rocket

Author - Vijay VergheseFacebook believes it is my brother’s keeper. But what does that have to do with Mars, Marco Polo and globalisation? When algorithms and formulae fail - because human actions are unpredictable - sometimes we just need to pick up the phone, or travel...


Asian budget airlines rule the skies

Frequent flyer perks get squeezed, widest seats in economy, the widest business class seats to Asia, and how Small Asian airlines have opened up the region. Plus the A380 vs B787.


Do the Bhutan far pavilions in style

Angkor fun guide, Phnom Penh, a detailed Asian cruises review, wickedly good Tioman dives, an insightful Sabah fun guide to jungle adventure plus breathless Himalayan treks in Ladakh and Nepal treks around Annapurna. Plus Bhutan fun guide.


Xian statues and state suites

Shanghai business hotels, the top Xian business hotels and boutiques, Shenzhen corporate meetings, family fun in Guilin, the best Beijing business hotels, and Guangzhou Canton Fair


Best Palawan resorts, dives

Plus our Boracay resorts review for lovers, divers and an exotic Maldives resorts review for all tastes. Cebu.


Taiwan spa hideaways

Taiwan spa resorts, and a Taipei fun guide with 22 must-do things. Plus our Taipei business hotels review.