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Twenty years passing with American veteran is still not courageous enough to touch the ground because of his haunted obsession for feces landmines!

An American veteran friend told me about the Vietcong landmine that: I was trained as a detect landmine sapper. Every time the patrol team left the base, the people like me had to go first. You’re wondering that what was my first year in VN? It’s all of the feces! Those Vietcong thought of a […]

WHY DO THE LAND GENIE AND KITCHEN GOD RETURN TO HEAVEN BY A YELLOW CARP, BUT NOT OTHER ANIMALS EVERY DEC 23rd ON THE LUNAR CALENDAR?

Traditionally, every December 23, every year, families make offerings to see Land Genie and Kitchen God return to heaven. They believed that those Kitchen Gods would fly by carp to the sky to report what has been done or not in the past year of every family and report it to the Jade Emperor. Later, […]

Hang Ma Street Where We Can Enjoy Spring And New Year Atmosphere

That Lunar New Year is approaching makes Hang Ma Street bustling, crowded and colorful. This is not only a shopping place for the Hanoi people but also a destination which attracts tourists every Tet holiday. Being a part of Hanoi Old Quarter, Hang Ma Street has many souvenirs and decor shops for special occasions such […]

State Guest House – HANOI’S HIGHLIGHTS

Bac Bo Phu or State Guest House (on Ngo Quyen Street, Hanoi) is the place where the headquarters of the Tonkin Government was located and it is also a historical monument of Vietnam. 🚫The other name of Bac Bo Phu in the French colonial empire was “Tonkin Governor Palace”. In 1945, the Japanese Imperial Army […]

Daisy – A Winter Gift From Nature

 This flower won’t be paid much attention if it’s not because of the time of arrival: in the early winter days, come quickly and go fast. It blooms only 1 very short time of 2 or 3 weeks and then disappears. Some gardeners tried to plant it earlier but it was still right at that […]

Ha Noi Station – an ancient nostalgia

To be a twin of Long Bien Bridge, but only a few people know that Ha Noi Station is also considered as a proof of Hanoi history. Hang Co Station was constructed by French in 1902 and was renamed Ha Noi Station in 1975. In the beginning, it was the largest station in Indochina. Therefore, […]

Grilled fish La Vong – the only Hanoi specialty

 Speaking of Hanoi specialties and delicacies, we can list out five types of rice noodles, which are vermicelli, pho, vermicelli, rice vermicelli, etc., Each of them loves a different dish. But the only dish that anyone has ever eaten can not refuse, it is La Vong grilled fish.  History of La Vong grilled fish dish […]

THE CRUEL FATE OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY IN VIET NAM

?The Statue of Liberty was designed by a French architect and was donated to America by the French government. At that time, they made two statues: a big size for America and a small size for Viet Nam, which was made by gray bronze. The statue version for America, the 46 meters of height, was […]

EXPLORING THE COFFEE SHOP MADE FROM THOUSANDS OF RECYCLES IN HANOI OLD QUARTERS

?Located in the small alley of Hang Tre Street, Hidden Gem makes an impression for visitors by beautiful but unique space. The furniture in the restaurant is nearly 100% created by taking advantage of discarded products, from tires, bottles, old sofa sets, paint buckets or parts of a tractor. ?Mr.Nguyen Van Tho, the owner, reveals […]