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Bright lights and big history in the cities of Vietnam

Charmed in Vietnam: A city-hopping adventure from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh

By Jasper Lindell
September 10 2023 - 9:00am

The colour and cacophony of modern Vietnam captivates beyond measure, but the past is never far away.

Eventually, after a few days, I start keeping a list. Motorcycle helmets, meat, belts, watches, roof tiles, sheet metal, louvred windows. I'm losing track of everything I see for sale by the side of the road. Shoes, bricks, bananas, sunglasses, gravestones.

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