Born and bred on the not-so-mean streets of rural North Yorkshire in the UK. Thomas’s interest in Vietnam was piqued during a Graham Greene module at University, where he studied his classic novel, The Quiet American. He came wanting to find out what makes modern Vietnam tick, and stayed for the life-giving energy that Saigon brings every day. You can follow him on Twitter at @tbarrettwrites
The custom guitar maker.
From Bob Dylan to Jimi Hendrix to Joni Mitchell, the guitar has long been the musical instrument of choice for a wannabe Bohemian.
Fuelling an obsession against the odds.
An intrepid native of Saigon takes on the Arctic.
A café in Saigon that converts cash into bitcoin.
With Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, the rise of Macron in France, and the Syrian refugee crisis, when it comes to immigration, nations around the world seem to be pulling in one of two directions. So, which is it to be, Vietnam?