I can well understand the patient's frustrations and feeling that such an exercise was a waste of time (and money)
In Vietnam if you have hundreds of relatives, small Tet gifts cost a fortune. In Australia you have ten relatives, huge New Year gifts cost a fortune
A long time ago my mum sagely advised me to expect traveling to be full of mix-ups, foul-ups and stuff-ups
The Vietnamese government’s call to reduce traffic deaths by 2020 is an ambitious but worthy goal. Although there has been skepticism on social media – big promises have made before – it’s still a great idea
Expats living in Vietnam share stories and memories from past Vietnamese Lunar New Years with Tuoi Tre News
'With my eyes wide open, under clear blue sky, my necklace was snatched in milliseconds,' recalls shocked expat Peter Verheij
Shifting the blame for poor Vietnamese tourism is similar to being on a burning boat in Ha Long Bay where the captain is shouting ‘Who started the fire?’
If possible, explore the country by motorbike, visit the non-touristy areas, and try to tolerate cultural misunderstandings
Dutchman Marc Bruijns says Vietnam has problems with its tourism and hospitality, while Malaysian Zosimo Jimeno shares advice on how to avoid disappointment when visiting the country
Tuoi Tre News readers argued whether tourists should blame themselves for lacking adequate planning while having too many unrealistic expectations about Vietnam
Ah... a lovely, sunny new year has arrived. So what’s on the agenda this year? I took a look in my 'crystal ball' because I’m so sure I can predict the future.
Unrealistic expectations about the country, a lack of beforehand preparation, and the modest time earmarked for their trips are what make tourists dissatisfied with their travel in Vietnam
A number of expats have revealed to Tuoi Tre News how they would spend their New Year’s Eve in Vietnam
In 2016 I will make a resolution to be more polite and patient with the traffic around me
The recent story on Tuoi Tre News about a man finding a mermaid had me laughing for about an hour. What’s wrong with having fun and using your imagination?
A city that is worth living in is a place where people enjoy a sense of security on the road