Tom Barrett

Tom 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, 10 May 2017 16:19

Mama Squirrel

A squirrel eating bananas provided by Mama Squirrel in Tao Dan Park

The squirrels of Tao Dan have someone watching their back.

Friday, 03 March 2017 11:55

East West Brewing Co.

You are struck by the scale of the place as soon as you walk up the small staircase into East West. It’s a grand arena, and the lofty ceilings match its impressive ambition. The trick is to make the large space inviting without being intimidating, and East West have pulled it off.

Thursday, 16 February 2017 06:07

Arnaud Foucard

The photographer and brains behind Vietnam Photo Adventures, Arnaud Foucard has been in Vietnam for 20 years and counting. Interview by Thomas Barrett

Monday, 13 February 2017 09:49

The Amusement Park

 

South of Hue lies an amusement park, Ho Tuy Thien. But it’s popularity with visitors lies not in the amusements, but in the fact that it’s abandoned. Words and photos by Thomas Barrett

Thursday, 09 February 2017 05:00

The Bar at the Majestic Hotel

You are reminded of the age of this place when you travel up to the 5th floor of the Majestic Hotel in quite possibly the smallest elevator in Ho Chi Minh City. Its wooden panelling gives the illusion of stepping into a time machine — back to when Ho Chi Minh City was still Saigon, and Dong Khoi was the Rue Catinat. But when you walk onto The Breeze Sky Bar it’s an airy space, with plenty of space befitting of the bar’s name.

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