• Hanoi, a beautiful mess (a love letter)

    01/07/2016
    After two months in town I’ve mastered the “sidewalk dance”, the traffic choreography, and I know when to stop breathing to avoid peppery smoke or the smell of garbage, but I’m still a beginner and every day the city pulls some new stunts and tricks… sometimes it gets me, sometimes not. It doesn’t matter anyway: I like Hanoi because it keeps surprising me.
  • Old-school Hanoi opens foreign eyes

    01/07/2016
    It’s usually a city’s urbanization that keeps its citizens happy, but most travelers aren't here for urban life, which is reflected by the souvenirs they take home that are more often than not from a bygone era.