Since starting up Swim Vietnam five years ago, Joanne Stewart has taught thousands of Vietnamese kids to swim. Derek Milroy spoke to the Scot who gave up the comfort of Singapore for a voyage into the unknown in Hoi An
There’s a competition for everything these days, and building sandcastles is one of them. Nick Ross speaks to the organiser of the tournament in Vietnam, Phil Bossley. Photos by Steve Wilson
Looking for that sought-after niche? Here are some ideas to get you going, or not, as the case may be
Here at the Word office, we always have good ideas. Whether they involve bagel eateries or raingear for the smart, casual motorbiker, these enterprising half-thoughts pour from our mouths like the silvery tones of Sir Richard Branson. The following is a selection of these half-thoughts, offered up open-source to anyone out there who might want to make them a reality. Hold on, your purpose in life is forthcoming!
The French-built, American-restored Dalat Palace Hotel should be part of the nation’s folklore. But the real story behind it involves an American lawyer and the enigma that was Larry Hillblom, one-third owner of logistics company DHL. Words Derek Milroy, photos Alexandre Garel