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Just as Shakespeare never ate a potato chip and the Romans did not know what a tomato was, the dragon fruit has only a short history in Vietnam. [ more... ]
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All I knew as I stepped out of the taxi into Saigon Station was that Car No 5, Seat 15, requested my presence at 6:50 a.m. sharp, and two days later a similar train would launch me homeward at another prescribed time officially stamped in black ink on thick paper. [ more... ]
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I first set eyes on her a week or so after arriving in Vietnam for the first time in 1997. She is a lady with quite a history. I was based at that time in Dong Hoi, another, smaller town in central Vietnam and business would draw me to Hue quite often so I got to know her quite well. [ more... ]
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Xẻo Quít, a flooded forest in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, about 140km west of Ho Chi Minh City, was a revolutionary base in the Vietnam War and heavily bombed. It was recognised by the Vietnamese Government as a national historic site in 1994. [ more... ]
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Though Saigon is firmly planted on the tourist trail, its neighbourhood wards connected to the road less travelled capture my imagination with uniqueness mercifully undisturbed by holidaymakers. [ more... ]
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When one chooses to stay at international brand name hotel one does so with the expectation of guarantees of quality and deliverance of a certain set of services. [ more... ]
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Out on a long spit of land graced with a sandy strand forming the barrier behind which lies South East Asia’s largest lagoon you will find one of Vietnam’s best beach resort hotels. [ more... ]
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Well-known tea production areas in Vietnam are Mộc Châu, Thái Nguyên, Lâm Đồng and Phú Thọ, but when it comes to tea trees of hundreds of years old, the important provinces are on the axis from the northeast to the northwest such as Hà Giang, Lào Cai, Yên Bái, Sơn La and Điện Biên. [ more... ]
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‘Where you go? I help you,’ the man reclined atop his motorbike called out. As I shuffled by, his cries reached even higher levels of urgency as he realised his two wheeled limousine service likely was no match for my immediate transportation needs. ‘Sir! Sir! I help you find. [ more... ]
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Things had changed a lot since my last visit in 1999. Back then my hair was brown and the tourists were mostly young backpackers. Now they were mostly retirees and greyer even than I now am. [ more... ]
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Pasteboard masks have been Hanoi kids’ toys, especially in the occasion of Mid-Autumn celebrations, for ages. But today, just a handful of people ...
In Phan Thiet, bánh hỏi with pig bowels (lòng heo) is synonymous with Phu Long Town, which is the name of the native place of this dish, where it is ...
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