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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SCAMS, CHEATS, FRAUDS IN VIETNAM

Scam is everywhere. Travelers are always the target of scammers. To ensure you trip is not ruined by Vietnamese fraudsters, let’s take a look at our tips below before booking a ticket to Vietnam. Taxi scams There are countless taxi companies in Vietnam but we always you recommend using the 2 most reliable operators Mai Linh and Vinasun whose customer …

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10 Vietnamese souvenirs you should take home

When traveling to Vietnam, you should not miss a visit to the local market. It’s a chance to both step into local life and bring home some authentic Vietnam souvenirs. If you are not sure what to buy for loved ones after amazing trip in Vietnam, here are some suggestions. 1.       Áo dài Áo dài is known as traditional dress …

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5 favorite activities on Vietnamese New Year holiday

Tet (Lunar New Year holiday) is the biggest traditional holiday in Vietnam. It is also the most expected because this is get-together time for family and friends, espcially to those who work away from their hometown. Below are the top five most preferable Tet’s activities Vietnamese people often do with family. 1.  Watch firework show Like almost countries around the …

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What does your passport color stand for?

Most people don’t bother to think about the colour of their passport when they travel, but passport colours actually stand for something and each colour has its own meaning. The countries can do whatever they want with the design but the colour must be chosen from one of 4 following options: red, green black, blue. Based on the country’s political …

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Vietnamese diet and eating habits

Vietnam has a great natural diversity of agricultural products. It is this diversity and variety that makes their food healthy and balanced. Dishes and ingredients used in Vietnamese cuisine can cover all the dietary needs on protein, lipids, vitamins, carbohydrates and minerals In addition, the culture of eating multiple dishes and chewing slowly improves digestion and assimilation of nutrients, without …

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Keep in mind these things before you navigate Vietnam by motorbike

Driving through Vietnam on a motorbike will be an adventure you won’t soon forget. To keep that adventure more about the fun and less about the frustration, there’s something you need toYou know before you go. The riders of motorbikes below 50cc are not required a driving license, however, this size of motorbikes is only suitable for city riding. For …

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A brief history of traditional Vietnamese ao dai

The Vietnamese ao dai has seen significant evolution throughout the years and has been in the forefront of the fashion industry, as well as the subject of political reform and cultural identity since its first introduction in Nguyen dynasty. Before Nguyen dynasty The exact origin of ao dai is unknown; though, some affirmed that it was first seen around 38-42 AD and worn …

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Traditional wedding ceremonies and customs in Vietnam

Wedding is more than a ceremony of celebrating union of two in the presence of their families and close friends, it is tradition and culture. Let’s explore Vietnamese tradition through a typical morden wedding. A Vietnamese traditional wedding consists of 3 ceremonies: lễ chạm ngõ, lễ ăn hỏi and lễ rước dâu. Lễ chạm ngõ Lễ chạm ngõ (also known …

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COM BINH DAN-BUDGET MEAL EATERY FOR COMMONERS

When coming to Vietnam, you easily see countless eateries with sign board “cơm bình dân”. The majority of these eateries are small, family-run business offering a variety of home-cooked dishes at budget prices. In Vietnamese, “cơm bình dân” means “common rice”. Especially busy at lunchtimes, “cơm bình dân” serves customers from all walks of life: from clerks to labourers, from …

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4 delicious Hue clam dishes you must give a try

Com hen-rice with baby clamps   If you look for genuine Hue cuisinea, com hen should be ranked 1st of the to-eat list. It is steamed rice dish topped with baby clams, peanuts, sesame seeds, crispy noodles, basil, crisp pork cracklings, and a plethora of greens. A delicious hot mussel broth is served on the side for sipping. Com hen …

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