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

Friday, February 13, 2015, 18:02 GMT+7
Poor parents in Ho Chi Minh City spend Tet far from home

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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