Springtime, just before the new century began. As Laos is now the new Cambodia, Vietnam was then the new Thailand, and my girlfriend and I had arrived – with our backpacks – to see what all the fuss was about. The capital Hanoi had dazzled, and we were due to take the train 420 miles down the coast to Hué. We were late, though. We were always late.
Like this page on Facebook for updates
Saturday 21 September 2013
Our guide to getting there, getting in, and getting around
Saturday 14 September 2013
Private pools, pampering spas, and isolated villas
Sunday 25 August 2013
Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell says the jury verdict that freed the killer of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was “questionable.”
Thursday 15 August 2013
Students who take degrees in certain medical specialities such as tuberculosis and leprosy also will get a free ride
Monday 12 August 2013
It was the huge bravery of medical staff that contained the pandemic 10 years ago – many of whom risked or even lost their lives. Simon Usborne hears their stories
Saturday 10 August 2013
He looks a little confused.
Wednesday 07 August 2013
Case in eastern China sees virus pass from a father to daughter who was looking after him
Wednesday 31 July 2013
George "Bud" Day, who died on 27 July aged 88, spent more than five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam and was John McCain's cellmate. One of the most highly decorated US servicemen since General MacArthur, he was later a tireless advocate for veterans' rights.
Monday 01 July 2013
Mr Hung was stunned that someone had kept his bones for so long, but happy that when the time comes, they will be buried with him
Saturday 22 June 2013
From Corsica and Karnataka to snug sleeping bags and new hotels
Friday 14 June 2013
The Gunners are due to become the first Premier League to play in the country
Tuesday 11 June 2013
In many cases, victims of trafficking – rather than the criminal bosses – are prosecuted
Friday 07 June 2013
New law threatens to reopen old wounds in the country, where 1.7m died at the hands of the rebel group
Wednesday 05 June 2013
The sides will play at the Olympic Stadium in the Finnish capital
Thursday 30 May 2013
Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of an elderly woman in a flat fire, believed to have been started by an accelerant.
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
David Cameron sets out immigration reforms: We should distrust Ukip and their 'snake-oil of simple solutions'
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
- 1 Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke beats opponent 33 years his junior in exhibition boxing match
- 3 Jennifer Lawrence scores first UK top 40 single with Hunger Games track 'The Hanging Tree'
- 4 Today was a bad day for renters, landlords, and democracy