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Boules, Anyone?

In Hanoi, pétanque is alive and very well, awash with joie de vivre

The Body Transformation Challenge

  From Feb. 21, two health practitioners will be giving Saigon citizens the chance to create a new you ...

Book Street

Giving two fingers to the Kindle

The Upper Crust

  With a name out of a John Grisham novel, The Society has created something yet to be seen in Vietnam. Words by Nick Ross. Photos by Kyle Phanroy ...

Charity of The Month: Clean Up Vietnam Day

Time to do some litter picking

At Half Mast

The turtle in the lake is no more

The Other Plate’s Got More Rice

If you’re having a ‘bad Vietnam day’ and think this country’s frustrating, for a bit of reality pie, try going home. It ain’t all that different on the other side. Words by Nick Ross ...

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Burger Wars

Four expert judges battled lunchtime traffic, salad cravings and meat sweats to taste 10 burgers in two days. David Mann delivers the verdicts on who’s dishing up the best beef burgers in Hanoi. Photos by Julie Vola

A Brief History of Bia Hoi

Considered the ultimate people’s beer, bia hoi started off as a concession to the shortages created by war. Hoa Le talks to writer Nguyen Ngoc Tien, author of the book Going Across Hanoi, to trace the roots of Vietnam’s best-known tipple. Photos by Glen Riley

The Cartoonist

A cartoonist and a teacher, But Chi’s raison d’etre is to use the creation and appreciation of art as a way to open up the mind. Words by Hoa Le. Images provided by the artist

A Brief History of Beer Mythology

Through its history, beer has inspired many people to tell lies — including some about the sweet tipple itself. Niko Savvas looks through the questionable evidence and gets some answers (cred goes to Owen Salisbury for his tireless research)

Falling Off the Wagon

It’s a common New Year’s resolution — go a month or so without drinking. Jon Aspin took on the challenge... sort of

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In Search of the Super Cave

Or, how Ed Weinberg went looking for Southeast Asia’s largest volcanic cave and got scraped...

Falling Off the Wagon

It’s a common New Year’s resolution — go a month or so without drinking. Jon...

Burger Wars

Four expert judges battled lunchtime traffic, salad cravings and meat sweats to taste 10 burgers...

A Brief History of Beer Mythology

Through its history, beer has inspired many people to tell lies — including some about...

The Cartoonist

A cartoonist and a teacher, But Chi’s raison d’etre is to use the creation and...

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