Do Vietnamese eat dogs?

Thursday, 26 October 2017 by

We all have misconceptions about a culture we’re not familiar with. Like any country, Vietnam has a number of stereotypes and surely many of which are inaccurate. As a born & raised Saigonese, I find myself explaining the same misunderstandings multiple times about my imperfect lovable tiny densely-populated country Vietnam. Of course I cannot speak for more

Chia sẻ quá trình xin visa Hong Kong thành công của mình, chia thành hai phần: thông tin chính thức từ lãnh sự quán Trung Quốc ở Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Việt Nam và một số kinh nghiêm bên lề bản thân mình thu thập được. Thông tin chính thức (dành cho visa du

[English – Tiếng Việt] For Vietnamese, Tet is hand-down the most important holiday of the year. It’s equivalent to Christmas for those who celebrate it. Tet is time for family and… bloated stomach, oh I mean good food. That the kind of luxury I don’t get every year, however. There have been too many Tets

Vietnam: First Time FAQ

Saturday, 24 December 2016 by
[English – Tiếng Việt] I’ve lost count of messages like “Hey Anh, I’m going to Vietnam, what’s there to do?” so I figure I’ll answer your frequently asked questions here. How much time should I spend? At least one week. Three weeks are ideal, you’ll be able to cover the best of Vietnam.  When should

3 Times I Fell in Love with Myanmar

Thursday, 03 November 2016 by
[English – Tiếng Việt] These are not stories about getting lost in the exquisite temples of Yangon, boating around the charming Inle Lake, or watching the sunset over Bagan. As my friend Jasper and I rode a scooter around Myanmar for two weeks, not only did we see superb landscapes, we also had no idea that

Scooter from Saigon to Siem Reap

Saturday, 15 October 2016 by
[English – Tiếng Việt] Campuchia nằm ngay phía bên kia biên giới Việt Nam và không đòi hỏi thị thực nhập cảnh đối với người Việt Nam. Bạn có thể bay hay đi xe đò qua, hoặc thích mạo hiểm thì cưỡi xe máy như Alvin. Alvin là người đồng sáng lập và điều hành

Why Vietnam?

Friday, 02 September 2016 by
[Tiếng Việt bên dưới] Helping to connect EU businesses to Vietnam for a living, I frequently get asked, “Why Vietnam?”, “What makes your country different?” or “Why not other Southeast Asian countries?”. If you ask an average person, you might hear repeatedly the same old complaints about Vietnam: traffic, pollution, bureaucracy, corruption, etc. and I wouldn’t

[Có tiếng Việt bên dưới] I went to Hong Kong for the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations but I still got to tour the city a bit. Although not exactly amongst the cheapest destinations in Asia for backpackers, Hong Kong is relatively safe and fun. Food is delicious, transportation is convenient and people

Nepal: Peace At Heart

Monday, 08 August 2016 by
[Kéo xuống để đọc tiếng Việt] You did what in Nepal? Not visiting the famous Pokhara, not trekking the Himalayas, I signed up for a yoga retreat and had an absolutely amazing time. *This post is dedicated to the wonderful people I’ve met during my one short week here: Bhaktar & Ramita Maharjan, grandpa, grandma and

[Kéo xuống để đọc tiếng Việt] Ihad the privilege to be one of the 500 delegates participating in the Harvard Project for Asians & International Relations (HPAIR) 2013 in Dubai, UAE and meet some of the most brilliant young minds. About HPAIR: is student-run organization of the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Today, HPAIR

[Kéo xuống để đọc tiếng Việt] In brief, get out of the airport! Heading to Kathmandu, Nepal, I had a 21-hour layover in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which might seem a bit too long but it turned out to be the best transit EVER. My Singapore evil twin Afifah and her sister (Nas) happened to be in town

Gallery: TaiWANDER

Saturday, 30 July 2016 by

Afifah and I decided on Taiwan to be the middle point between Singapore and Vietnam for our reunion. Well I kinda just booked the ticket and forced her to come (we were Chinese classmates during my exchange at National University of Singapore) but I’m sure she was glad to join anyway. Taiwan is definitely on

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