iOS app Android app


Good Morning, Vietnam

Alison Teal | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel
Alison Teal

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.

Random Acts of Kindness

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 03.27.2014 | Good News
Fran Moreland Johns

One particularly gray day, the kind of day writers have when their brains fog over and their vocabularies vanish, I had an email from the irrepressibl...

Foreword: Vietnam 40 Years Later

Andrew Lam | Posted 03.18.2014 | Books
Andrew Lam

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.

Why So Many Americans Are Retiring In Vietnam

Doris Gallan | Posted 01.31.2014 | Fifty
Doris Gallan

Viet Nam is just beginning to enter into the consciousness of Americans as a potential place to retire or pre-retire after decades of negative associations because of the war. Close to half a million Americans traveled to the South East Asian country in 2012 including thousands of war veterans.

A Chance to Meet Vietnam's Future Leaders: Adventures with the U.S. State Department in Hanoi

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

I feel certain that Vietnam will soon become one of the most enterprising and freest places to live in the world. And we should all feel confident with students and teachers like these at the helm.

On The Streets Of Hanoi

Benedict Cooper | Posted 11.04.2012 | Travel
Benedict Cooper

The night market you come across, completely by mistake, teems with people at half past two in the morning. Fresh flowers exhale their perfumed vapors into the warm darkness.

The 9 Best Things To Do In Vietnam

Marilyn Downing Staff | Posted 10.20.2012 | Travel
Marilyn Downing Staff

A hopeful current is buzzing throughout much of the country, and it's a thrill to watch the chaos and order play out their yin and yang amidst honking horns, noodle stands, crumbling colonial remnants and high-rises. Here is my list of the nine best things to do in Vietnam.

WATCH: Ex-Vietnam War Enemies Reunite As Friends 40 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 07.18.2012 | Good News

Until four years ago, the only memory they had of one another was when Daniel Cherry shot down New Yen Hong Me's plane in a dog fight over Hanoi in Ap...

Letters From Vietnam Finally Reaching Loved Ones Back Home

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.05.2012 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

"If Dad calls, tell him I got too close to being dead but I'm O.K. I was real lucky. I'll write again soon." Army Sgt. Steve Flaherty's mother never received the letters, taken from him by Vietnamese forces when he was killed in action on March 25, 1969.

5 Bizarre Souvenirs I Brought Back From Vietnam

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.13.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

You can keep your fine art, your lacquerware, your hand-woven silk. When it comes to souvenirs, I want weird.

PHOTOS: Six Days in Hanoi

Sivan Askayo | Posted 05.31.2012 | Travel
Sivan Askayo

The variety of places to see and visit, the comfortable weather, the great street food and the sense of tourism all make northern Vietnam an easy place to travel.

Villagers Chop Living Pig In Half As Part Of Festival Celebration (GRAPHIC)

Posted 02.02.2012 | World

Nem Thuong's annual pig-chopping festival is, as one might imagine, a very bloody affair. WARNING: GRAPHIC FOOTAGE BELOW Each year, on the sixth...

WATCH: Massive Tower Fire Blazes In Vietnam

AP | TRAN VAN MINH | Posted 02.14.2012 | World

HANOI, Vietnam — An office tower being built by Vietnam's state power company caught fire Thursday, engulfing part of downtown Hanoi in black sm...

Destin-Nation Vietnam: Hanoi, Budget Lover's Paradise (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel

When traveling to Vietnam, Hanoi cannot be overlooked. Vietnam's capital is especially fantastic for the budget traveler as it is cheap to get there f...

Former South Vietnam Leader Nguyen Cao Ky Died Aged 80

Posted 09.22.2011 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP)— Nguyen Cao Ky, the flamboyant former air force general who ruled South Vietnam with an iron fist for two years during t...

Angelo Sosa's Social Eatz Burgers

Josh Ozersky | Posted 03.30.2012 | Food
Josh Ozersky

We all know Angelo Sosa from Top Chef, but before he went down that perilous path I had eaten, and appreciated, his food at Yumcha. So when he started...

In Vietnam, Design Lessons Learned

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

2011-02-10-vietnam.png The list of the American architecture firms now building in Vietnam reads like a veritable Who's Who of the design world.

Hanoi Turns 1,000 With Vietnam's Biggest-Ever Parade (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - Draped in red Communist banners and propaganda slogans, Vietnam's capital turned 1,000 years old Sunday in an extravagant ceremo...

Ten Things I Learned in Vietnam

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

On my recent trip to Vietnam, I discovered that my many preconceived ideas about the country were all wrong. Here's what I learned:

North Korea Warns U.S.: Call Off Military Exercises

AP | MARGIE MASON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HANOI, Vietnam — North Korea on Thursday warned the United States that imposing fresh sanctions and holding military drills with South Korea thi...

Bears Rescued From 'Bile Farm' In Vietnam

AP | MARGIE MASON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TAN UYEN, Vietnam — The three tractor-trailer containers sat in a row, divided with metal partitions into 19 tiny, sweltering cells. Massive cl...

Vietnam Man Jailed For Democracy Slogan

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A court in Vietnam has sentenced a man to three years in prison for hanging a banner over a bridge in Hanoi which called for multi-party democracy....

Notes on Hanoi, Vietnam

Julia Plevin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Julia Plevin

I have not been in Hanoi long enough to know my way around, but already I feel as though I have found a place where both history and the future are so alive.

You Don't Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blows

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Whatever you believe about Bill Ayers and the Weathermen, the fact remains that he is not running for president. But John McCain doesn't really have any other arrows left in his quiver.

AP Hanoi Bureau Chief Arrested, Beaten (VIDEO)

AP/Ed+Pub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The AP reports: BANGKOK, Thailand -- An Associated Press reporter in Vietnam was punched, choked and hit over the head with a camera by police who de...