Become a Warrior King

Discovering the beauty of Ghana while volunteering. The 4×4 trundles along the dirt path strewn with rocks, the odd shoe or tire lining the route underneath blossoming orange trees. austere mud houses, primitive graffiti and obscure parliament benches where locals hang out and the obligatory spot where beer is sold – these symbols typify the … Read more

Hashing it Out

Saigon’s most bizarre and certainly most eclectic sport and social club Text by Jonathan Rebours Image by Wade Brackenbury Created from a need by British officers to shake off the excesses of the weekend, hashing began in 1938 in Malaysia. Keeping the public school traditions of songs and nicknames alive, while also keeping fit, they … Read more

The Great Pretender

The practice of selling fake liquor is all too common In a bar somewhere on Bui Vien, after drinking a few shots of Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve, Jeff (name has been changed to protect his identity) decided it was time to call it a night, feeling slightly worse for wear as is usual when … Read more

The Healing Power of Qi

An insight into the ancient practice of healing through herbs and needles… “EASTERN MEDICINE is for everything, not one specific problem,” explains Dr. Le Van Canh, who studied at the Ho Chi Minh Medicine and Pharmacy University, and who now owns a small practice in the heart of Cho Lon. His clinic is like any … Read more

The Luxe List

Where money is no object Phonetic Virtue No longer are diamonds confined to the neck and fingers, and the concierge confined to the hotel reception. Vertu has combined the two at the touch of a button on the most breathtaking handsets ever created – the Signature Precious (pictured). Beautifully arranged from 18ct. yellow gold, black … Read more