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So far Lorcan Lovett has created 15 blog entries.
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Recipe for Success

Taking children off the streets and into the kitchen

Another Vietnamese restaurant will open in downtown Saigon early this year. That’s hardly a story, but beyond the steaming bowls of noodles will be a tourist hotspot in the making, a recruitment […]

By |January 17th, 2017|Features|0 Comments
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Draw Of The Wild

Artist Dao Van Hoang speaks about the importance of wildlife conservation through his art

Wildlife artist Dao Van Hoang is sitting next to his easel in his 10th floor apartment overlooking the Saigon River. Despite his impressive oeuvre, the 52-year-old conservationist […]

By |December 15th, 2016|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Built For Change

Meet Amazin LeThi, former bodybuilder and global advocate

Amazin LeThi is an actress, author, fitness coach, and former bodybuilder, but that’s not all the strings to her bow. She also campaigns against LGBTQ and HIV/ AIDs discrimination, and bullying within the […]

By |November 21st, 2016|Features|0 Comments
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Smooth Sailing

High hopes for yachting in Vietnam

With 3,260 kilometers of stunning coastline, Vietnam seems a natural fit for yachting. Countless bays are carved into the spindly country, and its rivers are easily accessible. Why then, are yachts still a rare sight? […]

By |November 13th, 2016|Sports, Travel|2 Comments
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Someone Special

Teachers, charities and parents are fighting to improve education for children with disabilities

Three years ago, a deaf-blind toddler who self-harmed was brought out of a psychiatric hospital and into The Kianh Foundation, a charity for children with disabilities in the central […]

By |September 18th, 2016|Education, Family|0 Comments
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Mekong Mania

With its meandering waterways and flourishing farms, the Mekong Delta is a place not to be missed

The Mekong Delta is a maze of rivers, arroyos and canals, providing a much calmer alternative to transport than the roads. This complex network spirals […]

By |August 17th, 2016|Destination, Travel|0 Comments
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The Barefoot Boogie

Expressing yourself through dance

If you find opening up to your friends and family a sometimes daunting experience, then opening up to a group of strangers through the medium of dance should be a definite no-go. Except if you’re at The […]

By |August 15th, 2016|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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The Roof of Indochina

An easy 20-minute cable car ride versus an arduous two-day trek to Mt. Fansipan

I was wiping the sweat off my brow, scanning the jungle canopy we had just broken through, when the old Australian took his first fall. Seventy-two-year-old Will […]

By |July 6th, 2016|Destination, Travel|0 Comments
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Bia Culture

Beer giant reaches for Asia Pacific growth with its first Vietnam brewery

The world’s leading brewer has given beer lovers in Vietnam something to celebrate by opening a large brewery in southern Binh Duong province. AB InBev Vietnam, whose parent company […]

By |October 3rd, 2015|Features|0 Comments
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Restaurant Review: Five Oysters

Cheap beers and bus tours are not the only treats found along Bui Vien.

Lined alongside numerous other restaurants and bars in District 1’s famous backpacker area is an oyster place that’s delighting curious travelers on a budget and impressing the […]

By |August 13th, 2015|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments