The stress keeping Vietnam afloat

It was overcast, and Hoi An’s colours softened like a watercolour painting. I paused for the requisite photo of the red Japanese Bridge, the city’s landmark. It hung elegantly between grey clouds and the shimmering canal, a memory from the 1700s when this Vietnamese city was an international trading port. Yet as I raised my […]

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Vietnam’s prison island paraside

At 5 am and 6 pm, government loudspeakers crackle to life all over Vietnam. Relics of an era before homes had televisions and radios, these public address systems – broadcasting news, propaganda and weather reports – are usually barely audible above the din of this modern nation: a mix of motorcycle engines, truck horns and […]

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Remembering Ricky Best: Funeral held Monday for MAX hero

Happy Valley, Ore — MILWAUKIE, Ore. – Family and friends gathered Monday to honor the life of 53-year-old Ricky John Best — one of the Portland heroes who was killed in the deadly MAX train stabbing more than a week ago. Best was joined by Taliesin Namkai-Meche and Micah Fletcher in trying to intervene after a man on […]

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Best Food in Can Tho Province

Located in South West of Vietnam, people here at Can Tho Province are friendly, gentle & generous. Mother Nature has been very kind when providing such prosperity to the land; therefore, many famous recipes are on our list.   1. Rice Cake with Pork Belly, Mung Bean with Magenta Leaves Recipe (Bánh tét lá cẩm): […]

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Nha Trang – Khanh Hoa Sea Festival 2017 – Summer rendezvous for visitors

Nha Trang – Khanh Hoa Sea Festival 2017 themed “Extending the circle of friendship” will take place from 10 to 13 June 2017 in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province with many special culture, sports and tourism activities. Held every two years, the festival aims to promote sea and island tourism of Viet Nam as […]

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Free & Easy: LONG BEACH RESORT PHU QUOC 4*

  LONG BEACH RESORT PHU QUOC 4* Long Beach Resort features uniquely designed wooden rooms with free WiFi. It offers a full spa and outdoor swimming pool. from/per night $101  

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Free & Easy: EDEN RESORT PHU QUOC 4*

  EDEN RESORT PHU QUOC 4* Eden Resort Phu Quoc offers a tropical getaway on the beautiful Phu Quoc Island. This peaceful garden retreat has free WiFi from/per night $145  

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Traveller: HCMC among new party destinations

Ho Chi Minh City was listed among the Top 10 new global party destinations by Traveller, an Australian travel website in July. The website suggested visitors head to Chill Skybar and Apocalypse Now for a good night out.   According to Party In Sai Gon, a Vietnamese travel website for the young, in District 1 […]

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Israel celebrates the holiday of Shavuot

Israel celebrates the holiday of Shavuot The holiday of Shavuot began Tuesday evening, with kibbutzim and moshavim around Israel displaying the first harvest; Many activities are to take place on Wednesday, including a multi-activity event in the Jezreel Valley   The celebrations of the holiday of Shavuot began Tuesday evening. Among the main celebrations are […]

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Quang Nam Heritage Festival on the horizon

The 2017 Quang Nam Heritage Festival will take place from June 7-14, through which the central province hopes to turn tourism into a spearhead economic sector with a focus on maritime tourism.    With the objective, this year’s festival will kick off at Tam Thanh coastal square in Tam Ky city in stead of Hoi […]

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