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.
Based in Hoi An, the Vietnam Animal Welfare Organization (VAWO) is on a mission. They're trying to improve the standard of care for animals in this country. Words by Jon Aspin
The problem with French food is that it’s just so good. If you’re cutting out carbs or restricting fats, I recommend you avoid this country’s cuisine altogether. On the other hand, what’s life without the good bits?
Dragonfly Theatre Company refuse to let up with their regular output of theatre to the Saigon public. In the first of a series of articles, Jon Aspin heads to the auditions for their latest offering, An Evening with Tennessee Williams. Photos by Glen Riley
Jon Aspin sucks down a Hahn Super Dry, in his quest for the ultimate expat experience
Underneath the oft-blinding lights of progress and the glare of globalisation that is Vietnam today, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that ‘out there’, beyond the duplex towers, beer clubs and mini-marts, there are still some pretty hardcore problems in this country. One such issue is human trafficking.