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    Lake of the Restored Sword, Hanoi

    Hoàn Kiếm Lake, Lake of the Restored Sword, Hanoi

    In a city of dust and noise, Hoàn Kiếm Lake (or the Lake of the Restored Sword) was a blessing for tired eyes and ears. Brains filled with car beeps, motorcycle revs and the chaos of civilisation, the lake materialised out of the traffic as if in a dream. I can’t even guess how many times we walked around it during our time in Hanoi. After months travelling, living and loving every aspect of South East Asia I admit we…

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    The Art of Vietnamese Coffee

    Like oil, the rich black of the coffee shot lies draped over the layer of condensed milk like lace draped over flesh. It’s percolating right there on the table, in a…

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    Inside The Beast Of Hanoi, Vietnam

    Hanoi is a beast of a place. Like a machine it hums under the surface even when you think it should be sleeping. There are thousands upon thousands of moving parts,…

  • Marble Mountains, Vietnam
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    Discovering Marble Mountains, Vietnam

    Our destination is unknown upon departure. We’ve rented a motorcycle and left from Hoi An knowing only that we were heading to the mountain with the elevator. An odd sentence, to…