Wednesday, 26 July 2017 20:16

A Matter of Dialect

When it comes to the Vietnamese language, as far as Hanoi is concerned, their dialect is superior. But is that really the case?

Published in The Big Story
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 17:45

Tu Son

Edward Dalton takes it easy with a day trip to the birthplace of Ly Thai To.

Published in Day Tripper
Monday, 17 July 2017 04:58

Food Glorious Food

If I ever get around to writing my Vietnamese novel it will ooze with snippets about food. Foremost it will mention my most memorable sweet treat; hot sugarcane fished from a drum of steaming ginger syrup on a freezing night on a mountain track above Bac Me where, with a huddle of villagers, we squat around a fire and gnaw.

Published in Book Buff
Monday, 17 July 2017 04:56

Dog Days of Summer

The sticky, humid days of summer are here at last. Vets all over Vietnam are providing important safety tips explaining everything from symptoms of heat stroke to reminders to not leave dogs in parked cars.

Published in Pet's Corner
Monday, 17 July 2017 04:47

Sexual Abuse as a Child

This month resident counsellor Douglas Holwerda answers the questions of a Vietnamese woman who was sexually abused as a child.

Published in The Therapist
Monday, 17 July 2017 03:57

Hanoi: 1,000 Years and Counting

Edward Dalton traces the history of Hanoi, a city that has time and again struggled with foreign invasion and influence. 

Published in The Big Story
Monday, 17 July 2017 03:42

Kem Dua

It’s the summer. It’s hot. So what better way to cool you down than a Vietnamese favourite — coconut ice-cream?

Published in Street Snacker
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:43

Cafe BingGo

Ice cream is the usual fix at times of high temperatures and the unpleasant stickiness of humid days, but if you’re looking for something a little different, Cafe BingGo (11 Nguyen Dinh Thi, Tay Ho, Hanoi) offers a tasty alternative with its bingsu.

Published in Coffee Cup
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:10

Craft Beer Pub

In the very heart of the old quarter is Craft Beer Pub. As you’d imagine, they sell lots of craft beer.

Published in Bar Stool
Monday, 10 July 2017 15:40

Don’t Mind if I Do-nut

Everybody loves a donut, well, most of the time. Edward Dalton hits Hanoi’s Old Quarter and chats to the dealers of these doughy delights. He also finds himself on the end of some sticky feedback.

Published in The Perspectives
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