"Pace yourself," warns Ben, our tour leader, as he ushers us out into the night.
A Mekong cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia's charming rural hamlets.
It feels like flying business class of old, before the introduction of flat beds and the price is terrific value.
A tour that offers plenty of independent time keeps travellers engaged and observant.
A Mekong River cruise through remote villages where few tourists travel.
The wealth of water traffic is endlessly fascinating, particularly the goods barges laden to the gunwales. One more small bag of rice could spell doom.
I shake the stump of a local man who has lost his forearm, and enter a courtyard packed with American armaments.
With attentive staff, generous meals, an impressive spa and comfy, affordable rooms.
Ethereal landscape meets bustling food markets; this former French colony is an exotic destination that taps all the senses. Tranquil beauty lingers from jade-coloured waters to soaring limestone islands in the north, majestical wonder surrounds old imperial palaces and bluey hill-tops around Hue, giving way to multi-storey department stores, mega-coffee houses and endless bustle of traffic in the big city life of Ho Chi Minh.