• How to explore Vietnam with kids

    How to explore Vietnam with kids

    05/05/2013 07:19

    Check out some of the advice we received from our travel community. Beautiful county, lovely people. They drive like nuts so look left and right and 20 times more before crossing the road. I got bitten to death, so maybe bring mosquito nets for the kids’ beds. (Noelle Morgan) I...

  • Buying a bicycle in Hanoi

    Buying a bicycle in Hanoi

    01/05/2013 09:47

    I was immediately entranced by my first bicycle ride around Vietnam; all the while sneering at the unsafe pollutants rushing past me. Bringing back my childhood I was popping wheelies around traffic in no time. After realising Hanoi provides you with a generally flat surface all round my...

  • A trip to Bat Trang ceramic village

    A trip to Bat Trang ceramic village

    26/04/2013 10:51

    As a newcomer to Hanoi I find myself in daily awe of many people gathering around the sidewalk food stands, of the throngs of motorbikes winding and weaving their way up Hue city street and down Ba Trieu street, and of the intrepid tourists who confront – however timidly or...

  • I love Vietnam, why you don’t?

    I love Vietnam, why you don’t?

    24/04/2013 11:56

    I love the congestion of the traffic, the loud horn of vehicles, the cramped streets without private space, bumpy sidewalk and even hot-tempered street vendors. So why do you hate it? Motorbike in Vietnam "deserted" street in Vietnam Max Murta – one of my friends said that...

  • Learning Vietnamese

    Learning Vietnamese

    22/04/2013 10:16

    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 03:20

    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 02:06

    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...

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