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
With the city’s population living cheek to jowl, public spaces in Hanoi take on a whole new meaning. Here are a few ways Hanoians take advantage of them. Words by Kaitlin Rees. Photos by Dominic Blewett
The war years created a resilient people who learnt to do everything for themselves. Now, even in an era of peace, this self-reliance remains a feature of everyday life. Words by Douglas Pyper. Photo by Aaron Joel Santos
On a three-month residency in Hanoi, German artist Christiane Baumgartner has achieved international renown for her large stills of woodcuts and video footage. We speak to her about the GDR, art, change and Hanoi
Anyone who’s really travelled will have met with providence, people putting you up or helping you out in the unlikeliest of places. In northern Vietnam it has its own form — mat surfing. Words by Douglas Pyper. Photo by Aaron Joel Santos
The Onion Cellar are on a mission. They want to make you cry. Not alone, but collectively — together and in public.
Located in a more unlikely area of town, Hot Rock Bar is making a few sound waves right now. And we’re not just talking about their pizza. Words by Kaitlin Rees. Photos by Francis Roux