Katie is a freelance writer focusing on environment, travel and anything else that comes her way. When not writing she works in international environmental development. Her greatest loves are her dog Marmalade, her husband and ice-cream - in that order.
As Vietnam’s rich coastline gets carved up into marketable slices, Katie Jacobs talks with some brave souls fighting an uphill battle
When the British colonised Asia, they brought with them people from all over world. Yangon, the capital of Myanmar, was no different. Katie Jacobs explores a city that is as much steeped in history as it is focused on a brighter future. Photos by Julie Vola
Malls are a relatively new phenomenon in Vietnam — and unlike their dying cousins worldwide, they still see their glory days being ahead of them. But, Katie Jacobs asks, do they have the ingredients for lasting success?
A locally made documentary debunks the myths about Vietnam’s love markets