Tran Quang Hung flicks through the images on his phone, pausing when he finds one of a new addition to his family. You could mistake him for a proud parent — with his big grin and eagerness to share — but Hung isn’t showing me family portraits. Instead we’re looking at a shot of a retro Citroen Ami 6, the latest vehicle to join his vintage car collection. Including the Ami, Hung has five classic cars — the youngest of which is 46 years old.
The Red River, or Song Hong, the great river of the north. Rising in Yunnan, it meanders through northern Vietnam and dissects Hanoi before emptying lazily into the Gulf of Tonkin. Once a key transportation route and responsible for the development of the country’s earliest cities, the lands along the river are now mere backwaters. Subjected to poverty and monotonous tasks, people on the Red River’s banks carve out a living, from the uplands of Lao Cai to the plains of the delta in Nam Dinh
Douglas Pyper celebrates a decade of Dengue Fever with founding band member Ethan Holtzman and singer Chhom Nimol after their show in Hanoi at the end of last year. Photos by Aaron Joel Santos
Word catches up with one of the CAMA boys, Giles Cooper, after their latest music festival Go!Go! Japan to find out more about their musical takeover of the city. Photos By Aidan Dockery.
Already with a well-known property in Hanoi, the five-star Hotel Nikko Saigon opened last month and is celebrating with special rates until the end of January — deluxe rooms and Nikko Club Executive suites going for VND2,520,000 and VND4,620,000, respectively.