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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, especially to those who work away from their hometown. Below are the top five most preferable Tet’s activities Vietnamese people often do with their families. 1.  Watch firework show Like most countries around …

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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 and …

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Vietnamese Diet and Eating Habits

Vietnam has a diverse range 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 overloading …

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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 to know before you go. The riders of motorbikes below 50cc are not required a driving license, hence, this type 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 …

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Traditional Wedding Ceremonies and Customs in Vietnam

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

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COM BINH DAN – CHEAP AND CASUAL MEAL FOR COMMONERS

When coming to Vietnam, you easily see countless eateries with a signboard “cơm bình dân”. The majority of these eateries are a 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, …

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4 Delicious Hue Clam Dishes You Must Give a Try

Com hen – Cooked rice with baby clamps   If you look for genuine Hue cuisines, 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 …

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8 Tips for Your First Trip to Southeast Asia

Don’t go wide, go deep Instead of 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 utilize travel time wisely, you should choose countries which are close together and easily …

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Differences betwen Saigon and Hanoi Lifestyle

New tourists are often choosing big areas for their first time in any country, for Vietnam, it is Hanoi and Saigon. Even though they both are the economic centres of Vietnam, Hanoi and Saigon differentiate themselves for the geographical and cultural features. So here a few things that separate the travelling experience between Hanoi and Saigon. First thing first. Morning …

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