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Owen Salisbury

Owen Salisbury

Owen Salisbury is a fairly typical example of Homo Expatrius. Originally from California, he moved to Vietnam in 2011. He loves to write, take photos, travel, eat well, and learn.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 07:52

5Ku Station

Pop-ups are becoming all the rage, and the particular style of eatery is likewise popular with the growing Vietnamese middle class. Combine the two, and what do you get?

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 09:09

Jake’s BBQ

Photo by Bao Zoan

Ribs. Burgers. Pulled pork. Grilled chicken. Steak. Sausage.

Monday, 08 August 2016 08:22

Strangers in the Night

Photo by Owen Salisbury

Expats have bars in this country that are for, well, expats. Owen Salisbury takes three Vietnamese university students round the bars to see how they, and the bars, fare

Monday, 08 August 2016 03:56

Dan Bi Mong

Photo by Owen Salisbury

Dan Bi Mong walks into the cafe, energetic and obviously fit, handsome in an exotic, windswept way. He shakes hands and thanks me for coming, a polite gesture for someone who has influenced Saigon’s dance and electronic music scene to the point of reshaping it in just three years.

Monday, 08 August 2016 03:15

Saigon Storytellers

Photo by Owen Salisbury

People live through stories. Whether written, oral or visual, they are entertainment, education, bonding, and even part of the construction of society and religion. Recent research even hints that narrative may be a critical part of consciousness itself.

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