• Learning Vietnamese

    Learning Vietnamese

    23/04/2013 02:16

    I myself have learnt a few languages in my lifetime. Many of them are European with Latin roots such as French or Spanish, one resembling another as far as its basic structure is concerned. Every time before arriving in a new country I try my best to learn at least how to say...

  • Bursting out laughing due to truth of Vietnam in foreigners’ eyes

    Bursting out laughing due to truth of Vietnam in foreigners’ eyes

    15/04/2013 07:20

    I have lived in Vietnam since 2007 and I want to share my knowledge of Vietnamese in general and Sai Gon people in particular. I can be right or wrong; you can agree or disagree with me, but I still want to share. 1. Iced tee is free in most restaurants. Some restaurants have hot tea, some...

  • A Tale of Two Rice Producers

    A Tale of Two Rice Producers

    15/04/2013 06:06

    Like many people in Vietnam, I grew up close to a rice field in the Philippines. I fondly remember childhood days when I would ride my bike on the dirt road cutting through the heart of it. The only conspicuous living things for miles on end would just be me and maya birds. It seemed like...

  • Making our way up Mount Fansipan

    Making our way up Mount Fansipan

    25/03/2013 03:58

    Together with a group of friends, I’ve opted to take the chance. It takes about two hours to reach the campsite from the clearing where we have lunch, according to our guide Dung. From there it’s two more hours to the summit. The mist is thickening. When we reach the next...

  • Three cheers for 3T

    Three cheers for 3T

    18/03/2013 04:45

    A group of expatriates and locals enjoy a birthday bash at 3T downtown The rooftop eaterie certainly looked the part as I entered. Huge swathes of locals, expats and tourists alike reveling in the dishes on offer and of course washing it down with a few refreshments. So far, so good....

  • Culinary experts explore mouthwatering dishes

    Culinary experts explore mouthwatering dishes

    07/03/2013 03:32

    “I love it,” she said. Ansky, an Israeli culinary expert and judge on Master Chef Israel, had come to Ha Noi with Ruthie Rousso, a judge on Israel Iron Chef, with the goal of exploring the country’s rich gastronomy. They started with a cooking class at the Sofitel...

  • Bottoms up to cheap beer

    Bottoms up to cheap beer

    02/03/2013 02:38

    Ahhhh. After a hot, steamy day of exploring museums and pagodas there's nothing better than sitting in a pavement cafe, sipping a cold beer, and watching the world go by. The presence of Bia Hanoi, or freshly brewed, light, low-alcohol pilsener-style lager, is one of the best things...

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