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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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8 tips for your first trip to Southeast Asia

Don’t go wide, go deep Instead trying to visit many countries and cities on a single trip, it’s better to pick up one or two countries/cities and dig into their culture. Hopping over to several places will exhaust yourself and make your journey boring. To ultilize travel time wisely, you should choose countries which are close together and easily accessible. …

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Difference betwen Saigon and Hanoi lifestyle

The first diffrecence between two cities to be mentioned is morning routines. While Saigonees would love to start a new day with a cup of coffee while reading newspaper in a quite corner café, Hanoians enjoy early morning in the parks or by the lakes doing excercises. Speaking of breakfast, to some of Saigonese, coffee is breakfast. They rarely have …

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Vietnam extends evisa and visa exemption program to 2021

The Vietnamese government has approved extension poliy of evisa program. Accordingly, citizens of 46 countries are allowed to enter Vietnam with evisa until 2021. Electronic visa was launched on February 1, 2017, allowing citizens from 40 countries to apply for a 30 day, single entry visa for tourism-related activities. One year later, more 6 countries were added to the list. Until August …

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