Where is it? Six Senses is on the tiny Vietnamese island of Con Son, the only inhabited island of the Con Dao archipelago which lies off the country’s south coast. It’s only a 45-minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City but its remote and undeveloped landscape makes it feel like you’ve travelled much further. Protected for decades as a national park, there’s pristine white sand beaches – including the spectacular one that Six Senses sits on – jungle-covered mountains, and a sea brimming with marine life such as turtles and barracudas. Despite its natural rugged beauty, the island harbours a dark past when it was home to many French-run prisons that interred independence fighters before and during the Vietnam war. The crumbling old prison buildings still remain dotted around Con Son town and can be visited along with a cemetery built for the victims. Style There’s no central building or lobby to Six Senses Con Dao. Instead, at the entrance is a … [Read more...] about Six Senses Con Dao, Vietnam
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Heading to London to catch one of the many famous theatre shows can be an expensive experience, once you add up tickets, travel and hotel. Luckily the most popular shows often end up touring across the country with the likes of Wicked and The Lion King playing sold-out runs in theatres all over the UK. So with The Book of Mormon making its debut outside London and new musicals Little Miss Sunshine and Amelie, based on the popular films, are going on tour in 2019 there's plenty to choose from on your doorstep. Below we've listed some of the best and new musicals touring the UK this year, tour dates and how to get tickets. The Book of Mormon This Tony award winning musical comes from the creators of South Park first debuted on the West End in 2013 and will now have its first UK performances outside London at Manchester's Palace Theatre this summer. The story follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. Tour … [Read more...] about 27 of the best London West End musicals touring the UK in 2019
London's West End hosts some of the biggest musicals in the world and sees millions of audience members every year. But for the rest of the UK it can be an expensive experience to pay for tickets, travel and hotel. The productions often end up going on tour across the country due to demand, with the likes of Wicked and The Lion King previously playing sold-out runs in theatres up and down the UK. So with The Book of Mormon making its debut outside London and new musicals Little Miss Sunshine and Amelie, based on the popular films, are going on tour in 2019 there's plenty to choose from on your doorstep. Below we've listed some of the best and new musicals touring the UK this year, tour dates and how to get tickets. The Book of Mormon This Tony award winning musical comes from the creators of South Park first debuted on the West End in 2013 and will now have its first UK performances outside London at Manchester's Palace Theatre this summer. The story follows a pair of mismatched Mormon … [Read more...] about Here’s the West End musicals touring the UK in 2019 and how to get tickets
MOTORING fans won't have to wait long to see more of the gut-busting, action-comedy that is The Grand Tour. After a successful first two seasons, the Jeremy Clarkson series is back with an all new flavour. Joined by co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May, the former Top Gear team are gearing up for their best season yet. Here's everything you need to know about The Grand Tour season three. When does it start? The new season will launch worldwide on Friday 18 January, 2019. Season 3 is scheduled later than anticipated, with the first season running from November 2016 to February 2017, while season two started just a bit later in December. Clarkson also revealed a sneak peak into filming of the new season in April this year, squashing cancellation rumours. How can I watch it? Just as the first two seasons, The Grand Tour will be exclusive to Amazon Prime. Fans can already watch the entire first two seasons on Amazon Prime anytime. Membership to the service costs £79.99 a year … [Read more...] about The Grand Tour season 3: When does it start, how can I watch it and will this be the last series?
Standing at the site of the epic battle of Dien Bien Phu in northern Vietnam, French colonel Jacques Allaire wept at the memory of his 4,000 fellow fighters who died in the bloody fight that would spell the end of France's colonial rule in Indochina. The 94-year-old former POW accompanied French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Saturday to the remote valley where the bloody battle raged for 56 days before Vietnam's shock defeat that would pave the way for the communist nation's independence. "This is like being in a dream, I'm thinking of my comrades, of all my men," said Allaire, who was captured by communist soldiers in 1954 and held for more than seven months, including a 90-day "death march" to a prison near the Chinese border. As the fate of the French became clear in March 1954, he received a written order from his commander: "Cease combat and destroy your weapons". He kept the note throughout his captivity and carried a copy of it in his jacket pocket to the battle site … [Read more...] about Painful past unearthed as French PM visits Dien Bien Phu battle site