The Cider Market. Photo by Julie Vola

From craft cider through to producers ramping out the good stuff, thousands of bottles at a go, cider is finally making inroads into the Vietnamese market. Here’s the lowdown. Words by Owen Salisbury and Jesse Meadows

The Circus. Photo by Jesse Meadows 

Hanoi’s got a growing circus community. But it’s not the Big Top we’re talking about here. These are a collection of body and mind practices called the flow arts. Words and photos by Jesse Meadows

Khanh And Phien. Photo by Nick Ross 

It’s often in the most unexpected places that you find love. One manufacturer in Vietnam, the Binh Duong-based Saigon River Factory, has seen this first-hand, with a number of their staff getting married after meeting on the factory floor. Words by Vu Ha Kim Vy. Photos by Nick Ross

Nature's Design. Photo by Nick Ross

With the environment under pressure, one Vietnam-based entrepreneur working in the lumber industry has found an alternative — reclaimed wood. But this is not just any old wood. Words and photos by Nick Ross

Forever Wild. Photo provided by The Wilderness Foundation

A recent competition sent 22 Vietnam-based students to South Africa to witness first hand the trials and tribulations of the rhino. Words by Emma Hamilton. Photos provided by The Wilderness Foundation

Eating Noodles. Photo by Adam Jacobi

Dong Ha in Quang Tri province is the city that Danish photographer and documentary maker, Adam Jacobi, once called his Vietnam home. A former humanitarian aid worker based in places as far flung as Sudan, Afghanistan and Geneva, Adam quit his regular job a few years ago to follow his dream.

The Street Photographer. Photo by Trung Del

Eighty-one-year-old Tan Vinh is a street photographer known for his images of Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi’s Old Quarter. But he’s not the kind of shutterbug who shoots photos for both local and foreign tourists. For this former military factory worker, photography is a hobby. So passionate is he about his work that for the past two years he has been the oldest contestant at the annual Canon Photo Marathon. His exertions have even seen him awarded a moniker — The King of Hoan Kiem Lake.

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