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Pacific Northwest native Kim Fay first traveled to Southeast Asia in 1991. Since then, she spent four years living in Vietnam and has traveled back frequently, writing about the region. She is the editor of To Asia With Love: A Connoisseurs' Guide to Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, series editor for the forthcoming To Asia With Love guidebook series, and author of the forthcoming Communion: a Culinary Journey through Vietnam. She is still working on that novel about Indochina in the 1920s. She resides in Los Angeles.

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If You Lived Here

Book Review: If You Lived Here

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Not the typical Vietnam novel, Dana Sachs' "If You Lived Here" features adoption, mortuaries and the meaning of choice in daily life.

Destinations: Vietnam
Topics: Literature

Hoi An Hoard, Part Three - The Theories

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When 244,000 pieces of porcelain were finally excavated from a shipwreck off the Hoi An coast of Vietnam in 1999, it was relatively easy for archaeologists to trace the source of the pottery to one of...

Destinations: Hoi An | Vietnam
Topics: Ancient History

Hoi An Hoard, Part Two - The Collection

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When divers finally finished their job of excavating a fifteenth-century shipwreck off the Hoi An coast of Vietnam in 1999, they'd made history. The underwater archaeological techniques they had used...

Destinations: Hoi An | Vietnam
Topics: Ancient History
The Pak Ou boat on the MekongPhotos by Julie Fay

The Kindness of Strangers. September 11th in Laos.

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Day One In the spider-infested, two-dollar-a-night Arimid Guesthouse, in the grimy Lao border town of Huay Xai, I wake too early for comfort. Still half asleep, along with my sister, Julie, and our...

Destinations: Vientiane | Laos
Topics: Travel
Treasures from the Hoi An Hoard, Vietnam, Late 15th/Early 16th Century.

Hoi An Hoard Images

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Back to Hoi An Hoard, Part One

Destinations: Hoi An | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Shopping | Art | Ancient History
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