#Vietnamese culture

5 years ago · 7 min read
Dating, Vietnamese style.

In England, it would be rare to hear a couple say that they went on a date at the side of the motorway or on a bridge, and that instead of going to each other’s houses they hang out in the park. But in Vietnam, our eyes were opened to another world of dating.

5 years ago · 7 min read
Coffee culture in Vietnam

Tea may be the drink of choice in England, but not so in Vietnam. Everywhere we look we can’t help but notice people drinking coffee. Not grabbing a cup on the go like a frantic Londoner, but sitting, savouring every sip.

5 years ago · 7 min read
Vietnamese martial art: meeting a master.

Rows of children kneel on the floor, dressed in black, green belts tied around their waists, swords and staffs spinning around their heads. They move through a sequence of movements, their belts swishing with every swift turn. It’s nearly sunset as we pass the youth club, stopping to ask the teacher if we can photograph […]

5 years ago · 7 min read
Artisans around the world: China and Vietnam.

Our journey continues. Our blog expedition takes us around the world visiting the workshops where our pieces are made, recognising the skill of the artisans who craft them. From the North of India with its pink mountains and dry terrain, to the tropical South with its palm trees and scenic coastline, we now head easterly […]