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Silent Sunday: The Central Post Office in Saigon, Vietnam

The gorgeous Central Post Office in Saigon, Vietnam – designed by Alfred Foulhoux and Auguste Henri Vildieu in the late 19th century.

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12 Instagrams of Pyongyang

You know I like to visit the world’s curious places. Here on Sophie’s World we’ve presented a few cities and regions by Instagram – many of them a wee bit off the beaten track, such as Sofia, San Remo, Dar es Salaam, Tbilisi or Arctic Sweden. Well, things are about to get curiouser and curiouser […]

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Silent Sunday: Fishing boat off the coast of Koh Samui in Thailand

Fishing boat off the coast of Koh Samui in Thailand

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A glimpse of Brunei

Welcome to a very curious place and a lesser-known national capital: Bandar Seri Begawan. We’re in the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam, the Abode of Peace. I live in a relatively small oil rich country, so it’s always interesting to see how other oil-nations are similar – or different – from my own. Specifically bearing in mind […]

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One day in Saigon – a snapshot

My first day in deliciously chaotic Saigon features an evocative visit to the War Remnants Museum, a look at Independence Hall, the colonial architecture, and dodging the mad scooter traffic. Here’s a little Saigon photo gallery.

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Silent Sunday: The Giant Buddha in Nha Trang, Vietnam

The 24-metre high white Buddha seen above the roof of the Long Sơn Pagoda in Nha Trang, Vietnam

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Silent Sunday: Dragon at the curious Haw Par Villa in Singapore

Dragon at Haw Par Villa Singapore, a curious theme park of Chinese folklore and mythology.

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