Jesse Meadows

Jesse Meadows

Like many expats before her, staff writer Jesse Meadows stopped in Hanoi on a backpacking trip in early 2015 and just hasn’t managed to leave yet. A compulsive documentarian with a case of incessant curiosity, she loves buying one-way tickets, photographing dance parties and writing stories on the bus. 

Thursday, 16 February 2017 04:48

Tay Ho By Night

Expat life is full of lessons. Jesse Meadows remembers what nights in Tay Ho taught her

Monday, 05 December 2016 15:42

Ke Quan

Ke Quan fills a niche in Tay Ho, where street food abounds, but quality, affordable Vietnamese fare with style is missing. A joint project between Cesar Aubry of Le Soleil, Bui Thi Dong Thanh, or Te, of Ray Quan, and designer Ha Huu Tam, the place is as diverse as its ownership.

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 07:11

The Hidden Houses of Hanoi

One woman’s search into Hanoi’s glorious past.

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 07:22

Hanoi International Women’s Club

25 years young and going strong

Friday, 21 October 2016 04:06

Trill Cafe

The word “trill” comes from American hip-hop vernacular, a combination of the words “true” and “real”. Trill Cafe, then, might be a bit deceptive. It’s not limited to being a café — there’s a pool, a gym, a dinner menu, an event space — in fact, I’m not sure what it is.

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