End of Charity Cycle Adventure

Location: Hue to Hoi An Over the last 8 years, the annual saigonchildren Charity Cycle Adventure (CCA) has welcomed enthusiastic cyclists from all over the world, who have ridden a total of over 2,300km, and raised over USD350,000 for unprivileged children. This year, they invite riders to join a three-day, fully supported and guided ride from … Read more

Start of Charity Cycle Adventure

Location: Hue to Hoi An Over the last 8 years, the annual saigonchildren Charity Cycle Adventure (CCA) has welcomed enthusiastic cyclists from all over the world, who have ridden a total of over 2,300km, and raised over USD350,000 for unprivileged children. This year, they invite riders to join a three-day, fully supported and guided ride from … Read more

A Body at Rest

Searching for serenity in the city of Hue Between frazzled expats trying to balance work and the stresses of life in a tropical country and visitors looking to cram an impossibly long list of must-sees into a three-week itinerary, Vietnam is not exactly known as a restful destination. Nowhere is this more evident than in Hue where nearly 4 million tourists last year … Read more

Wearing it Wrong

The founder of Fashion4Freedom talks ethics and activism Coming from a background in mergers and acquisitions, when LanVy Nguyen decided to transition into the fashion industry, she brought with her a knack for seeing through smoke and mirrors. The goal was to create high-end products in Vietnam, but finding a manufacturer who could do so in a … Read more

Beyond Temples and Tombs

Cycling to Hue’s lesser-known sights Inscribed as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1993 for its gorgeous temples, imperial buildings and royal tombs, Hue’s beguiling charms and laid- back vibe are often lost on the millions of tourists who come through on a one-day whirlwind tour of the Citadel in the morning followed by the … Read more

The City of Tombs

Villagers compete to build increasingly lavish and elaborate tombs for their ancestors In Vietnam, belief of the afterlife and the importance of its preparation runs deep among the populace. “There’s a saying that’s really popular around here: “Life is fleeting, but death is eternal.” Everybody here knows it, and while some don’t agree with it, most … Read more