Following our recent sponsorship of “Hanoi: Spirit of Place”, Sir John Ramsden returned to Hanoi fro the first time since he was posted there between 1980 and 1983 – when he took the 1800 or so photos which made up the exhibition.
He returned with a journalist working on our behalf, Tracey Edginton, who has written up her experiences into a ‘Passport to Hanoi’, the latest in our series of quarterly travel booklets written exclusively for our previous clients. If you’ve booked a holiday with us or travelled with us before, you should expect one on your doorstep in mid-September. It should be a great read.
If you are yet to travel with us, we’ll send you a complimentary copy when you enquire with us! Also, watch this space for more videos and photo galleries from the trip.
In the meantime, Sir John has kindly given us his recommended reading list for Hanoi and Vietnam. Have a look:
Sir John Ramsden’s top reads on Hanoi and Vietnam
‘Vietnam: A history,’ by Stanley Karnow
‘Histoire de Hanoi,’ by Philippe Papin
‘The Quiet American,’ by Graham Greene
‘The Sorrows of War,’ by Bao Ninh
‘Novel Without a Name’ and ‘Paradise of the Blind,’ by Duong thu Huong
‘Last Night I Dreamed of Peace’, by Dang Thuy Dram
They are well worth a read before your holiday in Vietnam. We’ve also got many great suggestions there for all ‘our’ other countries there too!