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The Alcove Library Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City: Review

The Alcove Library Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

The Alcove Library Hotel is a boutique property that provides an oasis from Saigon’s frenzy, and is a hotel worthy of any trip to Vietnam’s southern capital. Continue reading

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Streetside quan oc shellfish and seafood in Ho Chi Minh City

Quan Oc shellfish stall in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

It was the basket of as yet unshucked oysters that caught my attention as we walked along a busy side street in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s chaotic southern metropolis. Then I saw a granny perched on a tiny stool … Continue reading

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Best of the Rest: Friday 11 January

Amazing tribal costumes in Papua New Guinea. Photo by Michele Westmorland.

    Each week, words fly around the travel blogging community in their millions. Here is my wrap on some of the most inspiring, interesting or just plain beautiful stories and photos that have caught my attention of late. If … Continue reading

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5 cookbooks from my shelf

  As I add another stunning cookbook to my collection, five recommendations for titles that should fill your shelves too. Call me superficial, but the initial attraction of most of these books was their pretty covers! It just so happens … Continue reading

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