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The Perfect Weekend in HCMC, March 2017. Vietnam Tourism 

Trying to cram in the sights and sounds of Ho Chi Minh City into 48 hours? We’re ready to share our favourite foods, bars and tourist sights to make the experience easier for you.

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Image by Izzy Pulido

Image by Izzy Pulido

Image by Rodney Hughes

Image by Rodney Hughes

Image by Word Vietnam

Image by Word Vietnam

Top Five Things To Do in Portland, Oregon, September 2016. The Next Somewhere

Portland, Oregon and sloe gin fizz, if that ain’t love then tell me what is – Loretta Lynn and Jack White

When I talk about Oregon, and Portland in particular, I can’t help but gush. This is a city, nestled within a state, that seemingly has it all; drive an hour west of Portland and you will find yourself with your toes in the Pacific Ocean. Drive an hour east and you will discover Mt. Hood where you can hike, ski, and play until your heart’s content. Venture south and you will find deserts and forests. 

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The Deep South, September 2016. Word Magazine

To the east of the Cambodian border in southern Vietnam is Kien Giang Province; a stretch of coastline filled with magnificent rock faces, beaches created by the silt flowing out of The Mekong, and caves to explore, many marked with scars from past wars. The far southwest, the District of Ha Tien, is home to almost 45,000 people, most condensed into the town, but many farmers and fishermen have made their homes away from the town along the coastline and throughout the paddy fields.

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Expat Profile: Benjamin Evans and Emma McGowan, June 2016. Word Magazine

Walking into Emma McGowan and Benjamin Evans’ apartment it is apparent that their home is temporary; the walls offer a large amount of white space, which is perfect as a studio for Ben’s filming, but there are few personal effects. However, it still feels like home: the apartment is decorated with fresh flowers, a comfortable couch, a small, patterned tapestry above the desk, and snapshots of countries they’ve once lived in.

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Why We Came, June 2016. Word Magazine

When I decided to move to Vietnam back in July 2015, I was running away from a trapped life; I was trapped in a small town in Oregon, trapped in a dead-end job and a relationship with a boy who didn’t treat me right. It took one fateful heartbreak for me to make the best snap decision of my life, and two weeks later I was running towards the infinite possibilities of life in this country; the food, the culture, the new friends, the jobs I’ve fallen in love with.

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