According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam is a popular destination for travelers looking to escape the winter doldrums and enjoy a great winter holiday. Guests can immerse themselves in the vibrant street food scene, tasting the spice and flavors of Vietnamese cuisine. The city’s bustling streets offer opportunities to explore, drink coffee with locals, and shop in trendy boutiques. The nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City is also recommended, with sophisticated bars and nightspots that showcase the city’s smart and upwardly mobile atmosphere.

The article also suggests a 15-day “Magnificent Mekong” river cruise as a great option for winter travel. This cruise, which takes place during the hottest time of the year, provides the perfect opportunity to relax, wear shorts, and enjoy a cold beer while exploring bustling river-port towns in Vietnam and visiting the stunning temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. The cruise culminates with a side trip to Hanoi and Ha Long Bay.

In addition to Ho Chi Minh City, the article recommends other metropolises for winter travel. Wellington in New Zealand, Bangkok in Thailand, Singapore, and Melbourne in Australia are among the suggested destinations that offer a mix of activities, relaxation, and respite.