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[Photos] Con Dao: From Prison to Paradise

Fast earning a place on travelers' radar, sleepy Con Dao is home to pristine beaches, ornate rock formations and some of Vietnam's best diving. Pair these natural attractions with the island's troubled past, filled with French tiger cages, a gruesome network of prisons and gracefully aging colonial-era buildings and you have plenty of reasons to make the trek from the mainland to this tiny island destination.

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[Photos] An Artist's Rendering of Ant-Man's Vietnam Vacation

If you are a loyal fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there might have been times when you wonder how those superheroes would appear in real life.

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Hanoi Postcard No 3: The Right Side of the Tracks

The third entry in the Hanoi Postcards series, our love notes to the city we call home, depicts a unique neighborhood. 

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[Photos] Photographers Capture Firefly Season in Japan

For Hanoians, the arrival of summer usually equals either raincoat season or swimming pool season. But, for a select group of photographers in Japan, with summer comes fireflies and a chance to capture nature’s raw beauty.

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[Photos] Nature Takes Over Abandoned Chinese Fishing Village

On tiny Gouqi Island, one of the 394 Shengsi Islands at the mouth of China's Yangtze River, lies Houtou Wan, a long-lost fishing village which now sits abandoned.

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[Video] New York Rapper Pays Tribute To Hanoi, Goes Viral

Hanoi has served as the muse of foreign photographers, writers – and even a few rappers.

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[Pictograms] Chinese-German Graphic Designer Captures What Happens When East Meets West

When she was 13, Yang Liu moved from China to Germany. Ever since, the graphic designer has been learning to navigate the myriad differences that exist between eastern and western culture.

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Hanoi Gets Inked: Expo Showcases Vietnam’s Tattoo Boom

When Link Do was a child in Hanoi, she learned English from an American woman with a tattoo on her hand. Link, who loved to draw, thought the tattoo was beautiful, and began to imagine a future as an artist who worked with ink and skin.

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Outdoor Film Screenings Coming this October as Part of Hanoi International Film Festival

The 5th Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF) will take place from October 27-31 and showcase some of Vietnam’s finest filmmaking talent.

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[Photos] Engl(ish) T-Shirts From Around Asia

As the nuances of English sometimes elude even native speakers, perhaps it’s no surprise that those with a less firm grasp of the language often struggle to correctly identify which words and idioms are appropriate for slapping on clothing.

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Urbanist Getaways: Discovering Serenity in Bhutan – The Other Hermit Kingdom

Only a handful of pilots can manage the treacherous flight into Bhutan’s tiny international airport. As the plane tilts for the final descent, passengers gather by the windows — smartphones recording in white-knuckled hands as the wings skirt the valley walls.

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