Officially, foreigners have always been able to visit the Nam Du Archipelago, a relatively unheralded set of islands off the southern coast of Vietnam. However, as discussed on one of the world’s most popular travel sites, getting there has not always been that easy
Fast-forward about 50 years and those big corporations have almost entirely taken over the food and hospitality markets in Western countries
It’s widely claimed that Vietnamese read one book a year.
If you drop into a bar after work in the Western world, most patrons unwind while quietly sipping a drink over subdued conversations with soft music in the background
If Tet is the time to relax, then April is the time to explore!
We see Thailand heading up the list in total overall international arrivals followed by Malaysia and Singapore – no surprise there
High-rise fires remain a terrifying aspect of urban living in Vietnam
Once we got over that incredible coincidence, I expected one of the standard English teacher expat stories: taking a break from the homeland, doing something different, difficulty finding a job post-graduation, or another similar motivating factor that sent Sean overseas
Most Vietnamese will react to fire alarm with indifference as the warning system is reputable for repeated ‘crying wolf’
It’s part of the way of life here
We were greeted in Langbiang (about 14 kilometers north of Da Lat) by James Reelick, originally from Connecticut in the USA
Vietnamese’s reactions to situations they object to can be fascinating; particularly when it turns violent in a ridiculous manner
Nguyen Van Phuoc is such a person and he’s made a fantastic career as a professional photographer in Da Lat without ever putting together long-term strategies or career plans..
The balancing act between pursuing dreams and raising a family is a testament to the natural strength of women
Barbarians! Philistines! Savages! Well…not really..