Three institutions in the nation’s capital offer carefully sculpted perspectives on the history of Vietnam.
The heart and soul of Hanoi city is Hoàn Kiếm, the “Lake of the Restored Sword.” Stories of its divine nature go back many centuries.
Vietnam’s earliest urban neighborhood reveals some of its secrets to those willing to search … and ask questions.
“The fog comes on little cat feet,” American poet Carl Sandburg once famously wrote. Covid-19, it seems, has a similar agenda.
A review of the nation’s long and varied history takes center stage in this report, as the author prepares to hit the road with a pocketful of magazine assignments.
Thoughts on planning a trip from Hanoi to the mountain resort town of Sapa, as well as the Perfume Pagoda and lovely Ninh Binh.
With Vietnam preparing to reopen its international gateways, the author begins making plans to get back on the road.