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The Inside Story of the Guerrilla War - Chapter 5: 
Of Arsenals and Hospitals

The Inside Story of the Guerrilla War - Chapter 5: 
Of Arsenals and Hospitals

For the next 11 issues, Word is presenting excerpts from Wilfred Burchett’s seminal account of the American War. A close friend of Ho Chi Minh, Burchett was the only westerner to be embedded with the Viet Cong frontlines in the early 1960s. This wo...

My Van Than

My Van Than

From Chinese import to a Hanoi staple, wonton noodles or my van than are found all over the capital. Words by Huyen Tran. Photos by Julie Vola ...

PéPé La Poule

PéPé La Poule

Fusion cuisine? It’s a designation that has many a chef running for the hills. But as our mystery diner can attest, at Pepe La Poule it is the name of the culinary game. Photos by Julie Vola ...

Youth Unemployment

Youth Unemployment

In 2014, global unemployment broke the all-time record, with 201.8 million people without a job, and an unemployment rate of 6 percent, unchanged from 2012. It is estimated that there will be more than 215 million jobseekers by 2018. In the Asian r...

The Fizzy Fiend

The Fizzy Fiend

The real problem with the modern human diet is that we are not eating enough real food. Rather we are eating products that interrupt our auto-regulatory system, which causes toxin build-up and fat storage. The best way to lose weight and feel great...

Meet Fire with Fire

Meet Fire with Fire

When the international press gave coverage to the Lunar New Year, Vietnam with its 90 million people only got one line. South Korea, who celebrate Seollal, were also brushed to the side. Instead the stakes all went to China, Taiwan and Singapore, a...

The Hanoi Vertical Run

The Hanoi Vertical Run

Vertigo, anyone?

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A New Destination in Hoi An

For those of you with a penchant for Hoi An — and in Hanoi there are lots of us who take frequent trips down south to this UNESCO-protected town — the recently opened Alma Courtyard offers not just five-star resort facilities, but all-inclusive spa treatment as part of the deal.

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Couleurs d’Asie Opens its Doors

Seven years after falling in love with Vietnam, consumated by his 2011 relocation to Hoi An, in 2012 French photographer Rehahn released his first photography book, Vietnam — Mosaic of Contrasts. Featuring portraits that capture the soul of his subjects, most of the photos were taken in the remote provinces of Ha Giang, Cao Bang and Lao Cai.

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Award-Winning Beaches

Central Vietnam is enjoying the travel spotlight this month, with two beautiful beaches stealing two spots in the Top 25 Best Beaches In Asia category in the 2014 Travelers’ Choice Award on popular travel site Trip Advisor.

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Tour by Electric Scooter

Thanks initially to the work from Vietnam Vespa Adventures — and of course the Top Gear special with Clarkson et al parading old motorbikes the length and breadth of Vietnam — scooter tours are all the rage in Vietnam. And now a new, fuel-free, drive-it-yourself tour is running out of Hoi An — a tour by electric scooter.

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A Fact of Life

A Fact of Life

The unspoilt view of the Thu Bon River is one of the highlights of stopping by the Sleepy Gecko Chillout Bar in Hoi An. Owner Steve Harrison, who is originally from the north of England and is not a stranger to wet weather, woke to a surprise on the morning of Nov. 16.

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The Noodles

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Cao Lau

Everyone has heard the saying ‘there is something in the water’, but that ‘something’ in Hoi An is the secret ingredient for one of the most delicious dishes in Vietnam.

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Swim for Hoi An Kids

In support of charities supporting vulnerable children in Hoi An, Monster Swim will challenge 60 swimmers to battle the current and the odds on Aug 18 in Hoi An, swimming between one and 10 kilometres along the historic town’s picturesque coastline. The swim culminates in a public finish line at Cua Dai Beach, where spectators can cheer on swimmers as they take their final strokes.

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The Hard Work of Hope

The Hard Work  of Hope

On Mar. 9, a team of doctors in Hoi An teamed up with doctors from Human Medicine International Clinic from Ho Chi Minh City and Hoi An Red Cross to provide examinations, free medicine and gifts worth VND105 million for over 250 people in the Hoi An region. Saigon Entrepreneurs Club, Human Medicine International Clinic and A Dong Silk Co. Ltd., Hoi An sponsored the venture, also providing fleece blankets, milk, instant noodles and bottled purified water for the patients.

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