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Nguyen Hue

From a canal to the first pedestrian-only street in Saigon, Nguyen Hue has become a phenomenon since it was opened last year. Words by Vu Ha Kim Vy. Photos by Bao Zoan ...

Kafeville

Tucked away in Ba Dinh, this small, cosy coffee shop is something between a café and a science lab. Above the counter is a sign that lists seven different tools of the barista trade to choose from, and imported coffees from the likes of Burundi, Co...

Jake’s BBQ

Ribs. Burgers. Pulled pork. Grilled chicken. Steak. Sausage.

Trang An

Edward Dalton heads south to an area that many have called ‘Halong Bay on Land’ — the Bai Dinh pagoda complex in Ninh Binh. Photos by Theo Lowenstein ...

The Spoken Word

Make ‘em laugh, make ‘em cry, make ‘em wait

The Nuclear Missile Base

On a trip to Ukraine, Nick Ross heads to Pervomaisk, the only former nuclear missile base in the world open to visitors ...

‘Namo Artisanal Pizzeria

It has set up roots in one of the best locations in town, and it’s certainly drawing in the customers. But what does our mystery diner think? Photos by Bao Zoan ...

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Australia’s Cash Cow

David Mann takes a look at how Vietnam’s appetite for beef has helped bring Aussie farmers back from the brink. Photos by Nick Ross 

The Home Team

Beer and sports. When it comes to expat pastimes, they just can’t be separated. Or can they? Words by Nick Ross

Routefinder

  Travelling this country atop a saddle takes you places you’d otherwise never venture. Here are personal accounts of cycle rides both in and out of the big cities. Words and photos compiled by Nick Ross 

In Wedded Bliss

Mixed nationality couples marrying in Vietnam may no longer need an interview

The Inside Story of the Guerrilla War

Chapter 1: Down From the HighlandsFor the next 15 issues, Word is proud to present excerpts from Wilfred Burchett’s seminal account of the American War. A close friend of Ho Chi Minh, Burchett was the only westerner to be embedded with the Viet Cong frontlines...

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Falling Off the Wagon

It’s a common New Year’s resolution — go a month or so without drinking. Jon...

A Brief History of Bia Hoi

Considered the ultimate people’s beer, bia hoi started off as a concession to the shortages...

In Search of the Super Cave

Or, how Ed Weinberg went looking for Southeast Asia’s largest volcanic cave and got scraped...

The Cartoonist

A cartoonist and a teacher, But Chi’s raison d’etre is to use the creation and...

A Brief History of Beer Mythology

Through its history, beer has inspired many people to tell lies — including some about...

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