When we get wet in Vietnam, we get really wet. Jon Aspin and Natalia Martinez take a look at some of the things that really matter when the heavens open up, and asked the whole Word team for their top tips.

Knock 'em down. The houses in Thu Thiem went under the hammer in 2012

In 2012 the bulldozers moved in, and soon the east end of Ho Chi Minh City would be indelibly changed. Words and photos by Nick Ross

The earthquake that hit Nepal on at the end of April has been devastating. Here are two personal accounts from people living in Vietnam of what happened

Crowdfunding is still relatively new to Vietnam. Hoa Le speaks to three people who thanks to the generosity of others have turned dreams into reality. Photos provided by the campaign organisers


At the finale of one of Vietnam’s leading reality shows, Ed Weinberg finds out what it takes to make it in front of the camera. Translation by Le Thuy Thao Suong


As Vietnam’s rich coastline gets carved up into marketable slices, Katie Jacobs talks with some brave souls fighting an uphill battle

Four decades on from Apr. 30, 1975, Hoa Le looks into the past of two men whose fortunes rose and fell with Vietnam’s own

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