Vertical Run

The Vertical Run returns to Hanoi this month. Here are some tips for anyone seeking to run 72 floors to the top of Vietnam’s tallest building

Arsenal at My Dinh Stadium

The Vietnamese passion for football came under the spotlight when Arsenal, the first Premier League team to visit Vietnam on a preseason tour, came to play against the national side at My Dinh Stadium last month. Marc Forster-Pert caught the action, photos by Thiep Nguyen

Air Quality

The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks Vietnam as one of the 10 worst countries for air quality. Is this assessment correct? And how does Hanoi fare when it comes to the city’s air? Words by Katie Jacobs, photos by Thiep Nguyen

Hanoi Dragons

In early September a British Embassy-organised international rugby tournament will hit Hanoi. Drawing in teams from around the region, it will be the largest exhibition of rugby on Vietnamese soil to date. Words by Nick Ross. Photos provided by the Hanoi Dragons

Pirate Bar

Ed Weinberg fancies himself a modern day Jack Sparrow, as he goes about captaining the Leaky Skull Tavern on its maiden voyage. Photos by Kyle Phanroy


Canada’s biggest indie successes of 2012 are coming to their namesake continent, and giving Seamus Butler’s fandom some new notches

Vovinam: Power with Purpose

Tess Somerville checks out the moves of Vietnam’s proprietary martial art, and the inner strength that fuels them. Photos by Kyle Phanroy

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