There’s no single defining image of the nation or its women
In just three decades, Vietnam has been transformed from one of the world’s poorest nations to one of the world’s greatest development success stories
Are we ever likely to see 'Scam-Free Tourist Destination' signs at attractions across the country? Or is it only wishful thinking?
A number of expats have shared their thoughts with Tuoi Tre News on some controversial Vietnamese festivals which regularly receive mixed opinions due to their cruelty, violence and old-fashioned customs
We rarely think of personal disasters or unforeseen circumstances when we travel
I know you are still recovering from Tet but Valentine’s Day has come! During one of the coldest winters Vietnam has ever suffered, it will be one of the warmest days of the year
Tet 2016 marks the beginning of ‘Binh Than’ or Year of the Monkey. Got your fireworks and votive paper organized?
It’s the time when lucky envelopes sell faster in the shops than cheap helmets and the latest ‘must have’ votive paper product to burn for good luck is a Galaxy 8.7 smartphone
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