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Swedish ambassador expresses love of Hanoi, Vietnamese songs

Swedish ambassador expresses love of Hanoi, Vietnamese songs

Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 12:47 GMT+7
Swedish ambassador expresses love of Hanoi, Vietnamese songs
Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Ann Måwe often cycles to work. Photo: Dau Dung / Tuoi Tre

Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Ann Måwe took her customary morning bike ride around the iconic West Lake in Hanoi to soak in the city's morning ambiance on Tuesday.

Her route led her to Trinh Cong Son Walking Street, named after the late renowned Vietnamese songwriter. There, she sang one of his songs, adding her own touch to the musical tribute.

The Swedish ambassador sang the song ‘Nho mua thu Ha Noi’ (Miss Hanoi’s Autumn) by Trinh Cong Son.

She told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that her Vietnamese was not good but she had tried to learn by heart the song together with the song ‘Em oi, Ha Noi pho’ (Darling, Hanoi Streets).

“I also love modern Vietnamese songs but cannot sing them as I don’t know the lyrics,” she shared.

She listed several young Vietnamese music talents, including Thinh Suy, Vu Thanh Van, and the Saigon Soul Revival band.

Ambassador Måwe said that she regularly cycles to work. In her eyes, Hanoi is most beautiful and dynamic in the morning or late in the afternoon.

Hanoi at these times is what she loves the most.

Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Ann Måwe takes photos of phoenix flowers in Hanoi. Photo: Dau Dung / Tuoi Tre

Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Ann Måwe takes photos of phoenix flowers in Hanoi. Photo: Dau Dung / Tuoi Tre

In the morning, she loves seeing other people doing exercise and having breakfast on the sidewalks.

She is also keen on admiring flowers in the West Lake and Vietnamese women purchasing flowers from Quang Ba Market and traveling around the city to sell the flowers by bicycle.

At dusk, she is fond of young people taking a stroll surrounding the West Lake.

“I wish more Vietnamese people will cycle as it is better for the environment and themselves. I also hope all Vietnamese children will wear helmets while being on motorbikes,” the ambassador added.

Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Ann Måwe poses for a photo on Trinh Cong Son Walking Street in Hanoi. Photo: Dau Dung / Tuoi Tre

Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Ann Måwe poses for a photo on Trinh Cong Son Walking Street in Hanoi. Photo: Dau Dung / Tuoi Tre

In September 2019, Måwe was appointed as the ambassador of Sweden to Vietnam and her tenure is about to end.

She told Tuoi Tre that she and her family treasure the five wonderful years they have had in Vietnam. 

They will miss Vietnam a lot when they return to their homeland but they will definitely come back to visit Vietnam.

Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Ann Måwe takes photos of lotus in the West Lake in Hanoi. Photo: Dau Dung / Tuoi Tre

Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Ann Måwe takes photos of lotus flowers in the West Lake in Hanoi. Photo: Dau Dung / Tuoi Tre

Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Ann Måwe says she will miss Vietnam a lot when she returns to Sweden. Photo: Dau Dung / Tuoi Tre

Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Ann Måwe (R) says she will miss Vietnam a lot when she returns to Sweden. Photo: Dau Dung / Tuoi Tre

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