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‘We have only adjusted the clock a few times, due to power cuts or when the clock is too “excited” and goes too fast, like it did at the flower festival in late 2010’ [ more... ]
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The customer from ‘New Mexico’ is no problem in well versed Saigon antique street [ more... ]
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‘I almost cried from happiness when I saw a couple of mountain toads mating and giving eggs. This species was thought to be new one. I really did not want to interrupt their fun but I had to take them as specimens for research purposes’ [ more... ]
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There is a group of inscribed rocks called ‘Xin Man Rocks’ (Đá Xín Mần, in Vietnamese, but probably from a local language), in Nung Ma Lu Village, Nam Dan Commune, Xin Man District, in the far northeastern province of Ha Giang, that Vietnam’s Institute of Archaeology says were inscribed about 2,000 years ago. [ more... ]
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Many of the tribespeople have moved into nearby towns, like Kon Tum or Pleiku. Some still live far outside the confines of development, but live a more sedentary life than their ancestors. However, there are those who live the same way their people have for thousands of years. The Bahnar Jo Long are still animists who worship the forest [ more... ]
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A large part of what is of value in Dalat today was built or planted in the time of the French colony and the last Vietnamese Emperor. These things represent high values in human habitat and environment. They cannot be recreated today, only conserved, destroyed, allowed to decay or left in limbo [ more... ]
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In the late afternoon a man with a red face and red, collared tee-shirt over broad shoulders came up Bai Sao (Star Beach) and asked whether there was a place he could socialize, a bar or some such, on the island. He was well-mannered, with a working-class English accent. The need for a pub could not have... [ more... ]
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Around the middle of the day on 20 June (the date is recorded on my photographs), I boarded a large _speedboat – it had seats numbered to over 100 – in a coastal town called Ha Tien, close to the Cambodian border, in far-south-western Vietnam. The boat was called the Hong Tam 2 and it covered a one-and-a-half-hour route roughly west to the eastern coast of the island of Phu Quoc, the largest island in Vietnam... [ 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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