Ed Weinberg is a writer with passing interest in psychedelic realism, indie comics, jaunty coming-of-age tales and those crazy Russian writers. After graduating from McGill University in 2004, he's worked in magazine editing, freelance writing and odd jobs. He is currently living in Ho Chi Minh City and working on a longer thing about two months spent looking for the largest, oldest (fake) pyramid in the world in small-town Bosnia. Follow his whimsicalities at @presidentninja
Ed Weinberg has lived in Vietnam for three years — during which time he’s learnt enough Vietnamese not to starve. Well, he just points at things. In January it all started to change
At the finale of one of Vietnam’s leading reality shows, Ed Weinberg finds out what it takes to make it in front of the camera. Translation by Le Thuy Thao Suong
Enjoy is the brainchild of Hoi An-based photographer Réhahn Croquevielle — you know, the guy who takes pictures of people covering their smiles with their hands. They’ve got continental comfort food, Tra Que-sourced Vietnamese dishes and Italian coffee on the menu. Réhahn’s photo gallery is in the back.
But that’s not why we’ve come. We’ve come to try the ice cream — all 57 flavours.
Hue 1930. The mansion at 5 Le Loi opened as an addition to the residence of the colonial French Resident Superiore. This period was the hey-day of the Art Deco school of design. No corner of the globe was beyond the bounds of this particular movement.
The creatives behind Quest have put on some of Vietnam’s most unforgettable festivals. Now, in their fourth edition, they’re asking us to trust them. Photos by Thuy-Tien Nguyen (for andofotherthings.com)