101 things to do or not to do before you leave Vietnam. Words by Matt Cowan, Edward Dalton, Thomas Barrett and Nick Ross
The psychedelic artist.
Although he may have started down the conventional English teaching route, it didn’t take long for Hanoi-based American artist Travis Risner to carve out a more unique niche for himself.
The fashion designer.
Fashion is not usually synonymous with ethics, but May Cortazzi is working hard to change that perception.
This is the first time someone’s used ‘Bohemian’ to describe me,” laughs X.Lan, the name she uses in the artistic community.
The vintage clothing store owner.
Sat in her vintage clothing store, with her short boyish hair and tartan headband, the first thing that strikes you about Le Dan Sam is her look.
The abstract artist.
Despite being only in her mid-20s, in June 2016 Maida Gayle suffered a minor stroke.
The sketch artist.
Drawn to Ho Chi Minh City for work and to fulfil a dream that was created after backpacking Vietnam, Allan Kjaer moved to Saigon nine years ago.