‘Five times a night!’ Thanh exclaims. He picks up an unmarked bottle between sentences and pours its contents into a tiny goblet, urging me to do the next shot. ‘When you drink Minh Mang wine, it will make you stronger in bed.’ I roll my eyes as I pick up the glass, imagining myself doing […]
With the world at a stop and tourism on indefinite hiatus, life has taken one step further into a sci-fi novel as we increasingly find ourselves dependent on the internet. Video calls for work and social meetings, ‘how to’ guides on youtube and online grocery shopping. But why stop there? It’s time to travel online! […]
Hue’s reputation as the cultural capital of Vietnam is largely attributed to the Nguyen Dynasty who ruled the country from 1802-1945. The legacy of Vietnam’s last family of emperors is somewhat controversial due to various levels of hypocrisy and poor leadership through their 13 monarchs. One key event which changed the future of Vietnam was […]
Hue isn’t short of dark tourism hotspots. 13 emperors, the violent French assault on the Citadel and subsequent colonial rule, the Buddhist crisis, the Tet Offensive and a couple of natural disasters provide an endless, yet largely unvisited, amount of locations for people looking for quirky places. None can tick so many boxes on the […]
Ask anyone from Vietnam who Trinh Cong Son is and they’ll either recite you some of his lyrics or tell you about the significance of his music. Son’s compositions of around 600 songs span over 30 years of Vietnamese history. International press dubbed Trinh Cong Son the Bob Dylan of Vietnam. His blend of folk […]
Tim Doling will give at talk at the Learning Resource Centre to discuss the rich cultural heritage Hue has to offer.
We speak to author Tim Doling about the state of cultural heritage in Hue and Vietnam.
Citizens of Everywhere visit Hue and make two videos as part of their visit. Check them out here!