As unlikely as it seems, belly dancing has taken Vietnam by storm. Matt Dworzanczyk meets one of the country’s leading dancers, Do Thi Hong Hanh
What does Ho Chi Minh City mean to you? How does settling in this city affect the way you live?
Think of a city with 2,000 years worth of history that has been burnt down once, bombed, rebuilt and remains the largest city in the EU. Imagine a place that mixes architectural grandesse and history with contemporary arts, great theatre, the best in English-language comedy and cutting edge music. Think also of a city once chided for its bad food that today sits at the centre of some of the best modern-day cuisine on the planet. And think of the only city in the world to have hosted the Olympics not once or twice, but thrice.
This month, Everyone’s a DJ celebrates its fourth anniversary of funky, basement-style parties in Ho Chi Minh City. Nick Ross spoke with Linh Phan about what’s behind, and what’s ahead. Photos provided by Linh Phan