Exploring Hội An, Vietnam’s ‘City of Lanterns’

The paved lane along the north bank of Vietnam’s Thu Bon River, in the city of Hội An, is quaint by day, spectacular by night. Centuries-old houses, some built as long ago as the 1700s, welcome visitors to enjoy coffee, food, tailored clothing, and other merchandise. Their ochre-hued walls and tiled roofs are invariably brightened […]

Vietnam’s Idyllic Phu Quoc Island

The view from the windows of the world’s longest over-the-sea cable car was magnificent. From our ephemeral perch, more than 500 feet above the Gulf of Thailand, Phong Lan and I looked down upon the fishing village of An Thó’i at the southern tip of Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island. Hundreds of commercial vessels, their red […]