Zoe Osborne

Zoe Osborne

Born in England and raised in Australia, Zoe was taught how to travel from a young age. At barely 19 she left for India and a year later she left again, finding herself in Vietnam with a bit of cash and a plan to make a plan. Now a staff writer for Word Vietnam, Zoe counts her blessings every day as she wakes up to another fascinating story and another bowl of hu tieu. You can find her on Facebook at @zoeosborne.journalist.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 03:22

The Eco Tour

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, yet conservation remains a thorny issue. Local pioneer Hai Nguyen is leading the effort to fuse tourism with environmental preservation. Words by Zoe Osborne. Photos by Mike Palumbo

Monday, 10 April 2017 06:34

The Valley

 

Phong Nha is more than just caves. Tourists come to visit countryside, mountains, jungle and a chill-out place called the Bong Lai Valley. Zoe Osborne and Mike Palumbo motorbike along mud paths and across rivers to get a taste of this rural idyll

Saturday, 01 April 2017 16:58

Chau Pha

On the way to Vung Tau you’ll come across a mountain range called Chau Pha. Zoe Osborne goes out there to explore

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 04:11

Cyclo

Cyclos are an essential part of Vietnam’s history. Yet today, their importance in society is starting to wane. Zoe Osborne talks to the drivers who are determined to cling to their wheels

Thursday, 09 March 2017 05:06

Take a Seat

Zoe Osborne and Mike Palumbo avoid the high-speed, aircon buses to the provinces and instead take a trip on clapped-out local vehicles to My Tho. Here’s what they find

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