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So far Patrick Carpenter has created 17 blog entries.
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In Transit

In Hong Kong, that most cosmopolitan of cities, contrasts and energy abound

HONG KONG.

It’s neither here nor there. Sure, you can find it on the map, tucked under the chin of China, islands dangling like so many stray hairs or crumbs. […]

By |May 18th, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Man of Iron

Meet 63-year-old Phu Si Hue, Saigon’s original champion bodybuilder

I am sitting on a bench press in a gym that looks more like a motorcycle repair shop. It’s all free weights and no nonsense, bare to the bone and it never […]

By |May 15th, 2016|Features, Sports|0 Comments
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Black Is Beautiful

Remembering a bygone time when black lacquered teeth were in vogue

It was 1932 and Nguyen Thi Phu was not going to wait any longer. She and her cousins had all discussed it, and they were all going to do it […]

By |May 15th, 2016|Features|0 Comments
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LA Story

The larger than life past and exciting future of the City of Angels

Some places are beacons for the human race. They have a reputation for greater possibilities. They attract ambition and make talent, from pure potential to fully formed. They […]

By |April 20th, 2016|Features|0 Comments
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Saigon’s Visual Identity, Who and How

Saigon is expanding at breakneck speed. In order to learn more about what might happen, what will happen, and what should happen, Oi spoke with a number of informed, invested, and expert sources on Saigon’s progress, development and identity.

Our expert […]

By |April 12th, 2016|Features|0 Comments
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Saigon’s Visual Identity, Today to Tomorrow

Saigon is expanding at breakneck speed. In order to learn more about what might happen, what will happen, and what should happen, Oi spoke with a number of informed, invested, and expert sources on Saigon’s progress, development and identity.

Our expert […]

By |April 11th, 2016|Features|0 Comments
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Meet Mr.Big

Thai artist Pariwat Anantachina’s digital collage of Saigon and its people

Meet the other Mr.Big. He’s not very tall. He’s not even large. And he has nothing to do with Carrie Bradshaw. But he’s been Mr. Big since birth. You see, […]

By |April 11th, 2016|Art, Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Saigon’s Visual Identity, Yesterday to Today

Saigon is expanding at breakneck speed. In order to learn more about what might happen, what will happen, and what should happen, Oi spoke with a number of informed, invested, and expert sources on Saigon’s progress, development and identity.

Our expert […]

By |April 5th, 2016|Features|0 Comments
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Imminent Saigon

In less than a decade Ho Chi Minh City has transformed itself into Asia’s most dynamic boomtown. But in its dash to the future, will the city still called Saigon make room for its past?

SAIGON.

Some might look around and say: […]

By |April 5th, 2016|Features|0 Comments
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Hue Away

The Glory of the Former Imperial Capital Still Resonates Long After You’ve Left the City

I remember everything

I remember it took six steps to cross the balcony to lean on the white ledge to look across the river and through […]

By |April 5th, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments