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Five Nights in Hue

Simon Stanley discovers Vietnam’s imperial past, wartime horrors, and modern luxury in the country’s central region. Photos by Simon Stanley and Vedana Lagoon Resort & Spa… 1,074 more words


Formula Mot

Simon Stanley gets a sneak peek at the first professional motor racing circuit in Vietnam. Photo by Vinh Dao.

An alpine white BMW slides sideways out of the bend towards us, its polished bodywork glinting, its rear tyres screaming, and two white-hot exhausts growling as its driver teeters on the razor-sharp edge of control. 1,114 more words


New Story: Horses

It’s common, when talking about things below the surface, to mention icebergs. He prefers to think of trees, whose enormous canopies are mirrored in sprawling root systems, hidden from view by dirt, vegetation, parking lots.

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Tasting 16 Barrels of Jack Daniel's Before Noon

That’s a lot of whiskey to sample in the morning, but damn it, it’s a job that needed to be done. Read about it here.

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The Thirty Second Mariner

And… the poem is published.

you can read it here, and even rate it. Spilling Cocoa is rapidly getting stuffed with witty and daft poems, go and have a browse.

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Q&A - Réhahn

Following the success of his 2014 book, Vietnam, Mosaic of Contrasts, renowned French photographer Réhahn is back with a sequel. Simon Stanley finds out about the man behind the lens. 857 more words