Over the last 10 years, staff editor Jon Aspin has been producing ‘sparkling’ copy for everyone from mega rich beer companies and consumer electronics giants to local caravan dealers and Swedish Phd students. Born in the North East of England but raised in Australia, Jon has now worked on three continents, and remains curious about the others. Arriving in Vietnam 'on sabbatical' sometime during 2013, Jon soon got appointed ‘captain’ on a movie about a war and has tried not to look back since.
Hidden away on the first floor of a dilapidated residential block in old Saigon, Snuffbox offers a unique space. Making the most of its modest square footage, this newly opened watering hole boasts a well-balanced mix of upmarket antique furniture, velvet ropes and industrial urban design.
Preserving the cyclo and helping a good cause
Vietnam’s garment industry is already a success story. Now, with more free trade agreements on the floor, it looks set to boom again. Words by Jon Aspin
Jon Aspin completes his transition to the dark side, qualifying for his advanced diving certificate on Phu Quoc at the invitation of Jeremy Stein from Rainbow Divers