Thomas Barrett

Thomas Barrett

Born and bred on the not-so-mean streets of rural North Yorkshire in the UK. Thomas’s interest in Vietnam was piqued during a Graham Greene module at University, where he studied his classic novel, The Quiet American. He came wanting to find out what makes modern Vietnam tick, and stayed for the life-giving energy that Saigon brings every day. You can follow him on Twitter at @tbarrettwrites

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 05:33

Hubert Leong

The custom guitar maker

From Bob Dylan to Jimi Hendrix to Joni Mitchell, the guitar has long been the musical instrument of choice for a wannabe Bohemian.

Monday, 18 September 2017 19:11

The Record Collector

Fuelling an obsession against the odds.

Monday, 18 September 2017 18:54

Northern Lights

An intrepid native of Saigon takes on the Arctic.

Friday, 15 September 2017 09:04

On the Money

A café in Saigon that converts cash into bitcoin.

Thursday, 24 August 2017 05:07

Immigration

With Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, the rise of Macron in France, and the Syrian refugee crisis, when it comes to immigration, nations around the world seem to be pulling in one of two directions. So, which is it to be, Vietnam?

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