Trying to cross the street in Vietnam is just crazy

If you don't walk with confidence, you'll never cross the street. One bit of hesitation and you're going to cause a massive scooter crash. You have to treat your body like a car. Or at least a moped. Or at least a helmet. If you don't hit them, they won't hit you. Or something like that. Hopefully. » 5/21/14 11:18pm 5/21/14 11:18pm

These Astonishing Vietnam War Firefight Photos Look Like Laser Hell

When James Speed Hensinger was 22, he'd already spent nine months fighting in Vietnam, spending his nights in perpetual fear of snipers hiding in the mountains above. So come April of 1970, after fielding multiple nighttime attacks from a single sniper and his AK47, the 173rd Airborne Brigade—of which Hensinger was a… » 6/25/13 3:28pm 6/25/13 3:28pm

This Soaring Openair Cafe Is Made From Giant Bamboo Fishing Baskets

In Vietnam, it's common to use bamboo baskets to catch fish and eels. Less common? To find the same type of bamboo structures supporting an entire building. This open-air beauty is the Kontum Indochine Cafe, in central Vietnam, and it looks like it's supported by 15 giant bamboo fishing baskets. » 6/19/13 6:20pm 6/19/13 6:20pm

The Only Thing Better Than a Fireworks Show Is a Fireworks Competition

There's something wonderful about watching things blow up in sparkly, colorful explosions. You might even have your own little display over the holiday weekend. But this explosive timelapse video of the massive annual International Fireworks Competition in Da Nang, Vietnam will make your backyard show look puny by… » 5/23/13 3:24pm 5/23/13 3:24pm

Vietnam Builds a Giant Fire-Breathing Dragon Bridge To Commemorate the…

To celebrate the 38th anniversary of the liberation of Da Nang, the Vietnam government built this awesome dragon-shaped bridge over the Han River. And to ensure that it totally one-upped the light show on San Francisco's Bay Bridge, this one is covered in over 2,500 LED lights—oh, and it also breathes fire. » 4/04/13 8:39am 4/04/13 8:39am