John was a serious Buddhist and took Sam to visit his teacher, the Coconut Monk, at his floating pagoda in the Mekong Delta. They rode through rice fields on a motorbike driven by John, his orange monk's robes flying in the wind.
This story highlights the growing conflict in the broader farming industry, that hurting the animals they raise, is hurting the farmers themselves.
Just as a Philippines ship eluded Chinese gunboats by sailing into safe waters in order to feed Filipino troops, the Philippines government, the brave David of Asia, has outmaneuvered Goliath China by going to two courts to get its seized lands and seas returned.
People want to know why I am up and leaving the first world comforts and paradise of Hawaii for the third world. I don't always know how to explain this, so I'm going to give you two versions: one is the spiritual answer of why my soul is choosing this, which can sometimes come across as just plain weird.
The following morning the Vietnamese police showed up at his hotel room offering him a deal: He could be on the afternoon Pan Am flight to Guam or he could be in a Vietnamese jail. It was a pleasant flight.
The Palmist is a short story collected in Andrew Lam's latest book, Birds of Paradise Lost. It was published in March of 2013 and won a Pen/Josephine ...
As exciting as the social enterprises presented were, the most interesting and perspective-changing lesson for me was the Vietnamese flat tax.
Given the role Vietnam played in his life, in mine, and in this country's, I thought it might be appropriate to look not to his last words, but -- in a sense -- to his first words.
In growing economies like Vietnam's, we are seeing innovations in business--through both national and foreign investments. But the government, almost 40 years after the US left, is also empowering social enterprises with its reforms.
On February 8, 2014, McDonald's, one of the biggest beacons of Americanism there is, opened its very first restaurant in all of Vietnam, in Ho Chi M...
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 20 2014 How unusua...
These trips inspire us to head out to the far reaches of the Earth in search of wild, rugged lands, unique cultures, and unforgettable experiences.
Vietnam is no longer a war, of course, but it remains for many Americans a scar and a haunting metaphor for political disasters and tragic consequences.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 13 2014 How unusua...
What follows is a point-counterpoint response to the five congressionally-mandated objectives for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, a hollow payback for a generation of neglect and mistreatment.
With much of the continental United States experiencing record cold and snow, we thought we'd do our part by compiling these 15 amazing beaches so you can keep warm on the inside, if not the outside.