Vietnam 2014

  • June 14, 2014 • Vietnam 2014 • Views: 1470

    Travels with Thomas

      By Yuval Ben-David Funny thing— I park myself in my seat on a flight from Istanbul to Tel Aviv, and the guy next to me is also wearing a tacky Thailand t-shirt, except his has a temple on it and mine just says “Tiger Beer.”...

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  • May 19, 2014 • Blogs, Online Content, Reporting Trips, Vietnam 2014 • Views: 1690

    A Tale of Two Dragons

    By Rachel Brown As members of the trip discussed our experiences in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, I often found myself trying to look at Vietnam through the lens of China. It wasn’t just the traditional Chinese characters engraved on...

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  • May 19, 2014 • Vietnam 2014 • Views: 1441

    What Remains

    By Yuval Ben-David I’m reading a sleek, cool book right now called The Flamethrowers, by a NYC art critic-turned-LA novelist named Rachel Kushner. The NYTimes did a puff-piece on her a few months ago, about how she rides motorcycles and...

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  • May 18, 2014 • Vietnam 2014 • Views: 1511

    Bia Hoi – Now and Then

    By Ashley Wu For a traveler with little self control when it comes to culinary indulgences, Hanoi is full of dangerous temptations. In a culture where the locals start their day at 6 am with a bowl of pho and end their days at 11 pm with...

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  • May 17, 2014 • Vietnam 2014 • Views: 1490

    Rush Hour Hanoi

    By Josh Feng It felt like I was back on the trails. Adrenaline was pumping through my veins, and those handy running-induced endorphins were giving me a “runners’ high.” I was on top of the world. Except this time, I wasn’t in the...

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  • May 17, 2014 • Online Content, Reporting Trips, Vietnam 2014 • Views: 1392

    Da Nang Divided

    By Jade Harvey On the left side of the road, there are five-star resorts. On the right, there are tin shacks. The drive down Vo Nguyen Giap Drive en route to our hotel feels a lot like moving along the border between two disparate nations:...

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  • May 17, 2014 • Online Content, Reporting Trips, Vietnam 2014 • Views: 1262

    Forever Changed, but Not Defined

    Seeing Past the War in Vietnam...

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  • May 17, 2014 • Vietnam 2014 • Views: 1687

    East and West in a teacup

    As I look at the colorful, traditional herbs and flower buds floating in our tea and attempted the customary method of straining while sipping, I note the uniquely sweet and earthy flavor, truly unlike any tea I’d sampled before. Lining...

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  • May 16, 2014 • Vietnam 2014 • Views: 1180

    Room with a View

    Certain rules exist among writers. Here’s one: take a pensive protagonist, and, chances are, he will gaze (longingly? bitterly? without clothes?) out a window. He’ll think, and as he thinks, you, the writer, will take the pains to...

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  • May 12, 2014 • Vietnam 2014 • Views: 2189

    Red Vietnam?

    By Anna Russo Nixon held a swastika, Ho Chi Minh held a baby, and every woman held a gun. Perusing through propaganda posters jolted my attention toward Vietnamese politics for the first time. The hammers and sickles floating above strong...

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