Jesse Meadows

Jesse Meadows

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. 

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 04:04

The Metropole Hotel

To tap her memory, Jesse Meadows speaks to Madame Nhung, the longest-running staff member in Vietnam’s most classic, colonial-era hotel. Photos by Julie Vola

Friday, 23 September 2016 07:58

The Homestay Experience  

Stay in a five-star or boutique hotel, and you got one type of experience. Stay in a homestay and you get something altogether quite different. Words and photos by Jesse Meadows

Thursday, 15 September 2016 06:51

10 Ways To Keep Your Road Trip From Falling Apart

A veteran of road trips by motorbike both good and bad, Jesse Meadows gives a few tips on how to ensure your two-wheeled travels don’t end up in disaster

Thursday, 15 September 2016 01:09

South of Hanoi

The worst part of road tripping south out of the city is the dusty construction you must first pass on Highway 13. It’s a sort of toll for the beauty you’ll see soon.

Monday, 05 September 2016 05:40

Vietnam Coracle

Photo provided by Vietnam Coracle

The country by motorbike, one province at a time.

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