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​A Can Tho restaurant waxes nostalgic

The name of the restaurant is evocative: Hoi Do, meaning ‘back then’. At the restaurant’s entrance, a bicycle leans on a wall explaining its name and theme. “This is a place for old people to find a part of their past, for young people to get a glimpse of how …

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Saigon: new kid on the foodie block

Australian magazine Traveller has included Saigon in its list of top ten foodie cities in Asia beyond Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong. The magazine says Saigon is one of the best places in Asia to take to the streets and eat like a local. It recommends street stalls around the famous Ben …

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Not beef, not chicken, but pork pho

For many residents of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Pho Tiu Ba Phuong has become a memory to cherish and refurbish. Especially at the onset of dry weather, when people long for something quick and refreshing that’s bit sour and a bit sweet, pho tiu answers their call. Pho tiu is a …

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Vietnam’s Cu Chi Tunnels a top underground destination

The Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post (SCMP) has listed the Cu Chi Tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City among the top seven tunnel tours in the world. Lying around 70 kilometers (43 miles) northwest of downtown HCMC, the Cu Chi Tunnels are an enduring symbol of Vietnamese resistance and bravery during …

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You cannot go wrong, going to Ninh Thuan

Most unusual sights and experiences await visitors to Ninh Thuan Province in south-central Vietnam  Ninh Thuan has been in the news recently as an ideal location for generating renewable energy. It was also in the news a few years ago as the site for nuclear power plants, plans for which …

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Foreigners cash in on teaching English in Vietnam

A survey done by Go Overseas, a U.S.-based listing and reviews site for programs abroad, reveals that Vietnam is among the world’s nine countries that pay the highest salaries for ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers. With data updated until May this year, the survey found that a foreign …

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