While Hanoi and Saigon look towards the future, the central city of Hue still finds itself frozen in its imperial past. Words by Kim Megson. Photos by Aaron Joel Santos
After years of speculation and 12 months or so of plying their trade at Vietnam's airports, Burger King have passed through customs to open stores in the big city. We talk to the man at the helm, Tony Cricenti, CEO of franchisee Vietnam Food and Beverages. Interview by Nick Ross. Photo by Charles Barnes
You are 21 years old. You are somewhere between completely self-conscious and falsely over confident, you say ridiculous things to be liked or to avoid injuring your pride. For most people, settling into an honest skin takes several years of searching and negotiating. But for Quang Van, it would seem that in his 21 short years, he’s already found a skin that he’s quite comfortable in.
With few options for getting lent a helping hand, growing numbers of the city’s residents have got off their backsides and are doing it for themselves. From live music to outdoor exercise classes, to beer making and bicycle building. This is DIY Hanoi. Words by Rose Arnold and Nick Ross
Happiness, it seems, has got nothing to do with the buzz of spending hard-earned or not so hard-earned cash. So time to get off your backside and do something less boring instead. Words by Rose Arnold. Photo by Aaron Joel Santos