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.
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Tuesday 20 December 2011
Anne King has fostered children for two decades. But she found looking after young asylum seekers more challenging – and rewarding – than she could ever have imagined
Sunday 11 December 2011
Vietnam Airlines has begun new non-stop flights from Gatwick to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the first direct route from Britain.
Go to vietnamairlines.com
Saturday 10 December 2011
Today the first non-stop flight from the UK to Vietnam touches down in the capital, Hanoi, and opens up a nation.
Tuesday 06 December 2011
'Brother No 2' takes the stand at UN tribunal – and blames Vietnam for massacre of millions
Wednesday 23 November 2011
Pol Pot's deputy, accused of orchestrating the Khmer Rouge's "killing fields" of the 1970s, said yesterday that he acted for the sake of Cambodia and to protect the country from invaders.
Monday 29 August 2011
The founders of Audley Travel, the upmarket holiday company, have appointed corporate finance advisers to sell a stake in the business that could value it at more than £100m.
Friday 26 August 2011
The legendary general Vo Nguyen Giap built his career on never backing down, even against seemingly impossible odds.
Saturday 13 August 2011
Saturday 16 July 2011
Sunday 10 July 2011
Vietnam Airlines flies direct Gatwick-Vietnam from this winter. Book by 31 July for £50 discount Vietnamese holidays.
Go to imaginative-traveller.com
Saturday 09 July 2011
Saturday 09 July 2011
Monday 27 June 2011
Sunday 26 June 2011
Upmarket holiday resort company Club Med is looking at expanding into Cambodia and Vietnam, after its success in China.
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