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Ghosts and spirits in Vietnam

Everyone loves a good ghost story, and with the Halloween celebration of all that is ghoulish at the end of this month, it seems like …

Exploring Ho Chi Minh City

Historian Tim Doling’s newest book Exploring Ho Chi Minh City draws back the curtain on Saigon’s 300-year history. Tour guide Walter Pearson highlights the best …

Vietnamese language opening doors

In his final column for AsiaLIFE, Walter Pearson discusses how his knowledge of the Vietnamese language has opened doors he never knew existed — ultimately …

Historical sites around Ho Chi Minh City

Walter Pearson takes a look at three of the many historical sites around Ho Chi Minh City that show a timeline of Vietnam’s struggle for …

Along National Route 13

To Walter Pearson, the journey from his home in Binh Long along National Route 13 to Ho Chi Minh City is one long drive down …

The simplicity of rural life

It is the simplicity of rural life that Walter Pearson loves — and the low prices don’t hurt either. We have no air-conditioning. Electricity is only …

War veterans coming together

War veteran Walter Pearson recalls his first return to Vietnam in 1989, when Australians and locals began to honour the dead on both sides. I …

Tis the season

Seasons come and go in the Vietnamese countryside, but always at the right time for Walter Pearson. One of the reasons I enjoy the countryside …

Inspiration for a good yarn

Walter Pearson finds that country life not only provides inspiration for a good yarn, but also relief for long-open wounds. Nobody speaks English in my …

Local superstitions and religious beliefs

With so many aspects of country life influenced by the ‘supernatural’, Walter Pearson tries to make sense of local superstitions and religious beliefs. I am …

Village vignettes 

Walter Pearson peruses the rich variety of people inhabiting his countryside town. It was a remarkable feat really, given that Chon Thanh is more than …

Anniversary of Australia-Vietnam Relations

In February 1973, 40 years ago this month, Australia established diplomatic relations with what was then the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV), or North Vietnam. …

Ghosts in Vietnam

Walter Pearson takes a look at the ghosts and ghoulies that have long haunted Vietnamese life. Our 16-year-old will not sleep with the window open. …

The northwest of Vietnam

Trecherous mountain roads, rain and freezing temperatures are not enough to deter Walter Pearson from a unique travel experience in Vietnam’s northwest. Riding down into …

Being polite in Vietnam

Being polite in Vietnam After years of social exchanges with Vietnamese, Walter Pearson has figured out the niceties that separate polite from rude. The Vietnamese …

This Country Life, Tennis Championship

Tennis Championship A small tennis championship gives Walter Pearson another reason to continue the simple life in the countryside. I knew something was going on …