Ho Chi Minh cycling

A tale of two cities

It's a tough job deciding which metropolis, Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh, is more worthy of a visit. Mark Dapin gives it a go.

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Ha Giang, Vietnam.

Snake ways

With a fancy motorbike and a well-padded seat, Lee Atkinson braves eight days on two wheels in a region with no road rules.

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Hoa Lo prison in Hanoi.

In the shadow of Uncle Ho

Lance Richardson explores a trio of Hanoi museums, where lessons in rhetoric and patriotism are writ large.

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North and south ... the SE1 steams along the Vietnam coast.

A fast, vast steel spine

Mark Smith travels the length of Vietnam on the Reunification Railway, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.

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Fresh food people ... footpath snacking and market shopping several times a day are part of life in the Vietnamese ...

Pho on the footpath

Michael Gebicki picks up tips on rice noodles and real estate on an insider's tour of Hanoi street food.

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Morning business ... street life in Hanoi's Old Quarter.

24 hours in Hanoi

Andrew Bain finds a potted version of Vietnamese traditions in the concentrated maze of the city's Old Quarter.

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