Every year the US publishers of Travelers’ Tales compile the best travel writing from abroad that was published in the previous year, and then republish them in a collection called The Best Travel Writing. Widely considered the gold standard of travel lit, it is highly regarded by critics and readers, as well as used in universities to teach the narrative art. This year’s collection includes a page from AsiaLIFE, in which our food columnist Richard Sterling wrote poignantly about his vanishing Old Saigon in a piece called ‘Negrita’. While this is AsiaLIFE’s first time in the prestigious anthology, it is Richard’s fourth.


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