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Beyond Pho

Pho is now embedded in popular culture and the international lexicon. It’s the flagship Vietnamese food, and undoubtedly the most recognizable Vietnamese artifact. It’s...
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Review: The American Center in Saigon

Now in its 5th year in operation, the American Center under the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City sits on the 8th...
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Hanoi Love, A Lense Into Relationships in Vietnam

Vietnam is heralded as one of the most progressive countries for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer) people in Southeast Asia and worldwide....
Dennis Tuan Phan - Cigar Club in Vietnam

An Inside Look At The Cigar Culture In Vietnam

In an effort to better understand some of the lifestyle trends in Vietnam, we paid a visit to Dennis Tuan Phan. Known casually as...
Reverse Migration to Vietnam

Before and After the Reverse Migration to Vietnam

Returning to my roots through photos can be unsettling. When I was eight, my parents and I left Vietnam illegally on a fishing boat, part...
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Motorbike Culture in Vietnam

When I left Vietnam for America thirty years ago, motorbikes, or xe Hondas, were rarities driven only by the privileged few. Frequently breaking down...

5 Instagram Accounts That Will Make You Want To Visit Vietnam

Deciding where to go in Vietnam can be difficult, but Instagram makes it easier. Search for Vietnam and immediately, you’ll be granted an all-access...
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Top 7 Facts about Vietnam at the Olympic Games

Hoang Xuan Vinh’s gold-medal victory in the men’s 10-meter air pistol competition isn’t the only interesting news about Vietnam’s participation in the Olympic Games. While...
Chapter 1 of Eating Viet Nam

Book Review, Eating Viet Nam: Dispatches From A Blue Plastic Table

A Book Review By Izzy Pulido “Vietnamese street food starts with noise and ends with taste, with plenty of other things going on all around...
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The Story Behind Obama’s Bun Cha

One of Hanoi’s most prominent family run restaurants, Bun Cha Huong Lien, had no idea that one day, they’ll be hosting an US President...