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Rosemary Kitchen and Sandwicherie

(Photo by Theo Lowenstein) As food concepts go, the humble sandwich is about as simple as it gets, and is enjoyed in various forms all over the world. Rosemary Kitchen and Sandwicherie is one of a growing number of Hanoi sandwich joints taking a s...

Sound the Retreat from Halong Bay and Sapa

  Time to look for some other, less played-out destinations instead, says Edward Dalton

Luang Prabang

Vu Ha Kim Vy explores Luang Prabang, a small city in Laos surrounded by rivers and forested mountains, to find out what is hidden inside ...

The Party of the Century

At Word we’re known for our modesty, which is why to celebrate 100 issues of our humble publication we staged the party of all parties at the end of July. We called it The Party of the Century. ...

Sofitel Luang Prabang

Needing two flights to reach a destination for a short holiday is never a comfortable experience, yet Sofitel Luang Prabang was worth much more than that effort. ...

Banh Cuon Phu Ly

There are many types of banh cuon or steamed rice paper rolls. The version from Phu Ly just south of Hanoi is one of the best. Words by Huyen Tran. Photos by Julie Vola ...

Mark Harris

The creative director for Quest Festival, Mark Harris is one of the new breed of event planners based in Hanoi. Photo by Julie Vola

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Writers Abroad

The low cost of living and the otherworldliness of Hanoi makes it a haven for writers searching out headspace. Words by Daniel Jenkins

Some Notes on Whiteboard Ownership

Dara O Foghlu tries to get himself organised and buys himself a whiteboard. But with organisation comes the word ‘must’, and an even worse word, ‘procrastination’

Do-Gooders, Money Makers and Misfits

Our species has an obsession with categorisation. From plants and animals through to simple and complex ideas, humans like to give everything around them a label, and then fit these labels into groups.

Zen and the Leaky Faucet

There’s a part in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance where a family’s constantly leaking faucet contributes to a tense atmosphere in the house. Whenever something else goes wrong, a glass breaks or some other minor incident occurs, it’s almost too much.

Into the Jungle

Despite much of Vietnam lying in the tropics, few of us make the trip to the country’s rainforests. Nick Ross and Glen Riley headed three hours north of Ho Chi Minh City to Nam Cat Tien and discovered a national park with much to commend itself on

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The Cartoonist

A cartoonist and a teacher, But Chi’s raison d’etre is to use the creation and...

In Search of the Super Cave

Or, how Ed Weinberg went looking for Southeast Asia’s largest volcanic cave and got scraped...

Falling Off the Wagon

It’s a common New Year’s resolution — go a month or so without drinking. Jon...

A Brief History of Bia Hoi

Considered the ultimate people’s beer, bia hoi started off as a concession to the shortages...

Burger Wars

Four expert judges battled lunchtime traffic, salad cravings and meat sweats to taste 10 burgers...

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