I am the Vietnam Time\'s English Editor. I have been with the organization for the past few months and enjoy working with a fantastic team of writers. When not editing, I am traveling around Vietnam and writing for my travel blog (mactravels.blog)
For Glen MacDonald's latest contributions to VietnamTimes, see below:
With his guitar in hand and a song in his heart, Frenchmen Kenjah David shares his passion for world music with Vietnamese citizens. His newest song, “Latin Afroasia,” highlights the international flair found throughout Hanoi's Tay Ho District.
In recent years, Phong Nha (Quang Binh) has become a top adventure destination in Vietnam. However, VNT writer Glen MacDonald is determined to find a more relaxing side to the town in the middle of the jungle.
An unusual breakfast gave writer Glen MacDonald a new apprecation for Hue cuisine.
As the national flower, it makes sense for stunning lotuses to bloom in the hometown of Vietnam's most prominent revoluntionary.
While Beatrice has captured citizens of various Southeast Asian nations via her film camera, she particularly loves taking snapshots of Vietnamese and expats in her beloved Hanoi.
Follow expats Joe Crook and Glen MacDonald as they climb Nghia Linh mountain (Phu Tho Province) to seek out the Hung Kings, Vietnam's ancient rulers.
In a quiet corner of Tay Ho is a magical garden with well-manicured buds, ready to bloom for the Lunar New Year.
Matthew Keenan, who once celebrated Christmas on an American military base during wartime, now celebrates the holidays with his Vietnamese friends and family.
In his new music videos, South Korean singer Joseph Kwon showcases the beauty of Vietnam with a catchy K-Pop flair.
South African photographer Lavonne Bosman shares her photos of the abandoned boats in West Lake and the struggles to capture a single moment in time amidst ever-changing Hanoi.
Expats from across the world come to Vietnam, enticed by lucrative opportunities and the low cost of living. However, many still struggle with the tonal intricacies of the Vietnamese language. Fortunately, a young Vietnamese teacher is working with expats, aiming to make her homeland's language more accessible to foreign tongues.
For centuries, Vietnamese women have been fighting for independence, justice, and social change in a multitude of ways. In celebration of Vietnamese Women's Day (October 20th), VNT writer Glen MacDonald shared a list of influential Vietnamese women and their important causes.
Competitive matches, cheering crowds, and rowdy bia hoi celebrations are nothing new to expat footballers in Vietnam.
As a lecturer at Hanoi Open University, providing students with his worldly knowledge of hospitality and travel, Canadian expat Denis Bissonette has played an influential role in developing exciting tourism opportunities in Vietnam over the past two decades.
With summer coming to an end, Vietnam's citizens and expats reflect on their wild adventures with their furry friends through cute photographs.
With chic professionalism, American expat Cristina Bain mentors dozens of students hoping to study abroad in the United States. By encouraging both their critical thinking skills and individual passions, Cristina makes sure that even students from Vietnam have access to Western academia.
With a mix of cultures, blended together like a delicious drink, Hoi An's Ancient Town is the perfect place to explore the historic sights with a refreshing glass in hand.
Hailed as the best beer for backpackers, Hanoi's beer halls are frequented by tourists and locals alike. While a friendly atmosphere, the Vietnam Times offers a few tips and tricks to navigate crowded beer halls and enjoy Vietnamese beer like a local.
As the prettiest symbol of Vietnam, the image of the lotus captivates photographers from across the nation.
When the semester ends, Prabu Mohan, an Indian maths professor, drives off to the Vietnam's faraway regions and captures dozens of amazing photos.
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