Floating Downstream

With Tet slowly peering around the corner, Vietnam’s waterways will soon be busier than ever The gentle ‘put-put’ of a single-cylinder Chinese diesel engine is the soundtrack to the waterways of Vietnam. While large, modern, metal-hulled freighters and sand barges have taken over much of the heavy lifting required for Vietnam’s rapid modernization and industrial … Read more


Artist Barbara Anchisi draws inspiration from her new life in Vietnam Ensconced in her sunny third floor studio directly on the Saigon River, Italian artist Barbara Anchisi is perfectly happy watching the world float by. It’s no surprise then that boats and barges inspired her latest collection, Cargo, a series of mixed media prints, photos and paint. “It’s not just boats that carry … Read more