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Asia's 50 best restaurants 2015
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Vietnam travel

Dark tourism: 5 macabre Southeast Asia destinations

Dark tourism: 5 macabre Southeast Asia destinations

From Cambodia's Killing Fields to the "Hanoi Hilton," the region's darker tourist attractions supply insight and shivers in equal doses
The problem with Hanoi's Old Quarter

The problem with Hanoi's Old Quarter

The GM of a luxury Hanoi hotel says Vietnam's capital is missing out on the region's most compelling urban experience
Vietnam's first McDonald's opens in Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam's first McDonald's opens in Ho Chi Minh City

The loved/loathed brand joins fellow American fast food chains like Subway, Burger King, KFC and Dairy Queen
Gallery: American history in Hanoi's Vietnam Army Museum

Gallery: American history in Hanoi's Vietnam Army Museum

Like trophies commemorating Vietnam's finest hour, the majority of exhibits in the Vietnam Army Museum are American military relics
How (not) to write about Vietnam

How (not) to write about Vietnam

Not everybody should be allowed to hit the "publish" button when it comes to writing about Vietnam
Road tripping through the hill tribe towns of Vietnam's Central Highlands

Road tripping through the hill tribe towns of Vietnam's Central Highlands

Exploring Vietnam's Central Highland's pine tree forests, waterfalls and coffee plantations by motorbike