The plush Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is a standout of French colonial architecture and was a favourite place of mine to have an afternoon coffee, evening cocktail by the pool or special birthday dinner. Why? It boasts a rich history … Continue reading
When I lived in Hanoi, I had an apartment in the quiet enclave of Truc Bach. It is on tiny Truc Bach Lake, a diked off portion of Tay Ho Lake. I was a little shocked to learn this is … Continue reading
In Hanoi, the biggest holiday of the year is Tet, celebrating the Lunar New Year. Tet usually falls around late January/early February and has to be the biggest season for flower sellers, especially at Quang Ba Flower Market, in Tay … Continue reading
Hectic Hanoi is full of history and while living there I found a little slice of peace on the grounds of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long. Bonsai plants and random buildings were scattered throughout the complex’s almost 20 hectares. … Continue reading
At KOTO Restaurant, disadvantaged youth get a fresh start at a new culinary career. Great food, great concept! Here’s my story on Innovate Development’s website.
I wrote this story for The Word a month ago. The photos are fab. It’s all about the buzzing new strip on Quang An Road in West Lake, just up the road from where I live. Very cool to see … Continue reading
A recent story I wrote for the expatsandaliens website. Just browsing right now!
Two months already! Here are a few odd little things that come up in everyday life in Hanoi… 1) Shsssssh. No talking on the public bus. Didn’t realize this at first and was properly chastised by the ticket collector. 2) … Continue reading
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Here’s a piece I wrote for Innovate Development on what is happening with Uniterra in Vietnam. Enjoy.
Link to my story on expatsandaliens about Hanoiying traffic!