Katie is a freelance writer focusing on environment, travel and anything else that comes her way. When not writing she works in international environmental development. Her greatest loves are her dog Marmalade, her husband and ice-cream - in that order.
After a century-plus, the curtains have closed on another of Hanoi’s colonial landmarks. Katie Jacobs surveys the remains
Whether it’s talked about in international newspapers or in hushed tones down the street, the illegal dog trade is a problem. With Katie Jacobs joining the ranks of Hanoi dog owners, she finds her struggling with the same questions
As the founders and driving forces behind Hanoi art space Manzi, Tram Vu and Bill Nguyen are helping to define Vietnamese art for a new generation. Words by Katie Jacobs. Photo by Nick Ross
The world’s largest film festival comes to Hanoi
Although its 1930s halcyon days are a distant past, a jazz scene is returning to Hanoi, with both students and professionals playing the sounds of Dixieland. Words by Katie Jacobs. Photos by David Harris