When westerners first come to places like Southeast Asia, they are struck by the differences to everything they know back home. So, what’s it like when someone from Vietnam first travels to the west? Words and photos by Zoe Osborne

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

Australian-born magician and actor Petey Majik has become a well-known face at events around Vietnam. Here’s his story

Entering a hotel market full of quality rooms at cheap prices is never easy. Can Airbnb make the same impression in Vietnam it has done elsewhere? Words by Edward Dalton

Elka Ray

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With her latest novel Saigon Dark published in November, we speak to Hoi An-based novelist, Elka Ray.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do? Maybe. But if you do on the roads in Vietnam as the Vietnamese do, then watch out. Words by Edward Dalton

Shoko Ishikawa is the country representative for UN Women in Vietnam. Here she gives her thoughts on gender equality and the lot of the Vietnamese woman

Prescribing antibiotics when they shouldn’t be leads to bacteria developing resistance. In Vietnam, though, it goes one stage further. Here you can buy the drugs straight out of the pharmacy. Words by Edward Dalton

A historian, a researcher, a writer and a former tour guide, Tim Doling’s knowledge of Saigon’s past is next to none. Photo by Vu Ha Kim Vy

Harry Hodge gets himself in a traffic altercation. A few days later his nemesis buys him coffee

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