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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...
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Return to Roots: The Reverse Migration

The Diaspora The Chinese and Indian diasporas have been tracked for hundreds of years. The Chinese have been in America since the California Gold Rush,...
Vietnam Art Galleries

7 Soul-Feeding Contemporary Art Galleries in Ho Chi Minh City

The contemporary art scene in Ho Chi Minh city today has exploded in the last few years. It's not tucked away in ivory towers,...
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The Steady Modernization of Vietnamese Brands

Having lived in Vietnam for eight years straight, and coming from the Valley, I had the privilege of watching the brands of Vietnam evolve. I...
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Upcoming Vietnamese Businesses and Brands

Neue Vietnam. Two years ago, I wrote about a wave of upcoming Vietnamese businesses and brands with a passion for aesthetic, authenticity, and craft. A passion...