Postcard from Saigon – Palaces

Postcard from Saigon – Palaces

When Lee Kuan Yew died recently, part of his legacy was a new form of government. Long before China adopted free market reforms, Lee was the first to demonstrate that capitalism and democracy do not necessarily go hand in hand. In Singapore he created a state in which...
Postcard from Hanoi – Ancestors

Postcard from Hanoi – Ancestors

One of the surprising things about Hanoi is how much it reminds me of Buenos Aires. There’s a similar palette – the buildings are painted in pale blues, yellows, pinks and greens. Life on the street is similarly crowded; in the Old Quarter especially, the narrow...