Vietnam Bucket List

Written in collaboration with Matt Cowan, Thomas Barrett and Nick Ross. We all have dreams, lists or ideas of things we would like to do during our lifetime, or during a certain period of our lives. Some of us even go so far as create bucket lists. So, dreamers to the end, and with the knowledge that our subject matter is wonderful, whacky, endearing Vietnam, we decided to create one … Continue reading Vietnam Bucket List

Tabletop Gaming

The last two years have seen a surge in the popularity of tabletop gaming in Vietnam. This comes during an age of ultra-advanced video games and with toddlers learning to use smartphones or tablets before they reach kindergarten, making it all the more amazing. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City now both host a selection of board game cafés, with specialist locations devoted to popular … Continue reading Tabletop Gaming

Cocktail Time

Sweet or sour? Flute or tumbler? Edible garnish or colourful tiny umbrella? However you take your cocktail, this guide is guaranteed to have something to get your liver in a twist, with eight bars and 16 cocktails included. Tadioto Signature Cocktail: Coc Cocktail (VND100,000) — Made with ambarella, a fruit typically eaten with chilli salt, the taste is unique and somewhat tropical. Slightly sweet, with … Continue reading Cocktail Time

Best Bia Hoi in Hanoi

Vietnam has become the biggest beer consumer in Southeast Asia, with consumption increasing to over 3.4 billion litres in 2015. Hanoi is awash with bia hois. Choosing the best one is like trying to choose your favourite child; you think they’re all equal, until one day, one of them invents time travel. Most people have a favourite bia hoi, and will swear by it. It … Continue reading Best Bia Hoi in Hanoi