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Poor parents in Ho Chi Minh City spend Tet far from home

Friday, February 13, 2015, 18:02 GMT+7

To save more money for their young children in their homelands, many parents, who left other provinces, mostly in the north, to work in Ho Chi Minh City choose to have a lonely Lunar New Year (Tet) away from home even though they have not gone home for many years.

Though it costs around VND2 million (US$96) for a two-way coach ticket between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, they accept missing their children and relatives during the Tet season, which arrives in a week.

Many of them have not gone home to visit their families for seven years.

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