Travel & Tourism
Vietnamese usually uses the term “đi chợ” to explain the hobby of shopping at the traditional markets, which includes finding clothes, shoes, jewelry, accessories, artwork products and foods and then bargaining over them. It’s the biggest difference between commercial trading centers and traditional markets leading to tragicomedy moments in some cases.Read more ›
Now in North-Western England, the place I call home, eggs are rather simple creatures.Read more ›
Chronicles from Old Vietnam – The Black Lo Lo of Cao Bang The Lo Lo are members of the Yi people, a Tibeto-Burman ethnic group from the southern regions of China. Some clans move to northern Vietnam in the 1700s because of persecution in their Chinese homeland. They now number approximately 4,200. There are two groups of Lo Lo, the [...]Read more ›
With a mixture of excitement and anxiety we took the first steps from the Tram Ton Pass on our trek up to Fansipan, highest mountain in Indochina. Excitement, as adventure, mountains, greens and being out there in the open space always gives me a rush. Anxiety, as I wonder if I can make it up the summit. The last time I climbed a mountain (Mt.Kinabalu in Malaysia) of similar proportions was eons ago and this time around with my travels and work schedule, there was almost zilch real preparation save for the jogs around Hoan Kiem Lake and walks up the at best 5 floors of my hotel in the Old Quarter!Read more ›
What trip to Vietnam would be complete without a visit to the famous Mekong Delta area?
The Mekong Delta was formed by the multitude of tributaries of the Mekong River, one of the most important waterways in Asia.