HUE: Try the Food

Some travelers I meet traveling north-to-south or south-to-north across Vietnam are skipping Hue, a sleepy city about mid-way up Vietnam’s slender girth. All too often those who do come often miss its greatest attraction – not the royal tombs in the hills up the Perfume River, or the bomb-blasted Citadel in town, but the food. I always try to fit Hue in on … Read on

Bumpkins without Barriers

VIETNAM’S BEST MUSEUM:Hanoi’s Ethnology Museum – an awkward 15- or 20-minute drive west of the center — is likely Vietnam’s best museum and all visitors to the capital city should set aside a few hours to see it. In the two-floor white building are exhibits and videos that tell the tale of Vietnam’s ethnicities, starting with the Viet (Kinh) — or ‘Vietnamese’ — … Read on