The man behind the inflammatory blog Hanoi Watchdog dies of a heart attack.
It could be bright. But play it the wrong way and it could be terrible
Expats in Vietnam don’t rank Vung Tau highly on their lists of ‘must-visit’ places. They’re inclined to view it as a slightly run-down beach resort that may appeal to local weekenders from Ho Chi Minh City, but with nothing of note to attract a foreigner. At the risk of sounding like a know-it-all, they’re mistaken about that. Vung Tau is a pretty cool place.
If you’re having a ‘bad Vietnam day’ and think this country’s frustrating, for a bit of reality pie, try going home. It ain’t all that different on the other side. Words by Nick Ross
When Vietnam sucks you in, you are a prisoner of one of the most distinctive countries on the planet. So what happens when you want to leave? Words by Nick Ross
With the immigration crisis in full swing, we raise a question. Why do expats coming from lands of plenty choose to live in countries such as Vietnam?
Words by Alex Smyrnos
If you’re Vietnamese, getting a visa to travel to the West is hard. Getting a visa to the US is even harder. Owen Salisbury helped a friend who went through the visa application experience and was turned down
In my experience there are three types of expat in Vietnam. Those who â€“ letâ€™s call them relativists â€“ think the whole country is wonderful and the people lovable and honest, and that even the bad things canâ€™t be criticised as itâ€™s their culture and we have no right to find fault with it.
Everyone’s out to make a buck, right? But sometimes, writes Stephen Cook, buck-making can go a bit below the line
After years of forking out “foreign” entrance fees at dozens of tourist attractions around Southeast Asia, Karen Hewell digs into what’s really going on behind the double standard — and if it’s really as unfair as it seems