Diane Lee is a fifty-something Australian author who quit her secure government job in 2016 because she was dying of boredom and wanted an adventure. Taking a risk and a volunteering job, she escaped to Hanoi and hasn’t regretted it. At all. Diane now works part-time for a social enterprise, and as freelance writer and editor. One day she hopes to marry an Irish or Scottish man named Stan.
Survivor meets the Terminator in a game that’s rocking Hanoi.
A restaurant with the MasterChef name attached to it sets up a series of expectations; décor, vibe and, of course, the food.
Being a big fan of cats in cafés, I was thrilled to see that Ban Café has its very own feline mascot. On a recent visit, Bong (Ban Café cat number three — his two predecessors are missing in action) was lounging comfortably on a large floor cushion by an open window, without a care in the world. And that probably sums up the Ban Café vibe; it’s a great place to chill.
After moving to Vietnam, Diane Lee returns to her native Australia for a month and finds that some things have changed while others are exactly the same.