With her latest novel Saigon Dark published in November, we speak to Hoi An-based novelist, Elka Ray.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do? Maybe. But if you do on the roads in Vietnam as the Vietnamese do, then watch out. Words by Edward Dalton

Shoko Ishikawa is the country representative for UN Women in Vietnam. Here she gives her thoughts on gender equality and the lot of the Vietnamese woman

Prescribing antibiotics when they shouldn’t be leads to bacteria developing resistance. In Vietnam, though, it goes one stage further. Here you can buy the drugs straight out of the pharmacy. Words by Edward Dalton

A historian, a researcher, a writer and a former tour guide, Tim Doling’s knowledge of Saigon’s past is next to none. Photo by Vu Ha Kim Vy

Harry Hodge gets himself in a traffic altercation. A few days later his nemesis buys him coffee

When Ben Mitchell and his wife Bich set up their farmstay on the edge of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, people thought they had a screw loose. Six years later and they have a thriving business

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