Ted landed in Vietnam in 2013, looking for new ways to emulate his globetrotting, octo-lingual grandfather and all-round hero. After spending a year putting that history Masters to good use by teaching English, his plan to return to his careers adviser in a flood of remorseful tears backfired when he met someone special and tied the knot two years on. Now working as a wordsmith crackerjack (ahem, staff writer) for Word Vietnam.
White rice noodles, barbecued meatballs and pork belly, salad greens, fish sauce, spring rolls, chilli and garlic. The ingredients for bun cha. But far more goes into this popular dish than just the food.
Open up the throttle through some of Vietnam’s most beautiful scenery on a road trip just 70km from Hanoi.
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.
This is the first time someone’s used ‘Bohemian’ to describe me,” laughs X.Lan, the name she uses in the artistic community.