Like many expats before her, staff writer Jesse Meadows stopped in Hanoi on a backpacking trip in early 2015 and just hasn’t managed to leave yet. A compulsive documentarian with a case of incessant curiosity, she loves buying one-way tickets, photographing dance parties and writing stories on the bus.
Building new suburbs means replacing one set of residents with another. The former, socially engineered for the modern era, the latter, displaced. Words by Jesse Meadows
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