Since the early 1960s, local authorities have been planting mountain ebonies along some of the main streets of Hanoi, enabling local residents to enjoy the view while travelling along these roads. Ever since, every February and March, the streets have welcomed flocks of people to visit and take pictures with the flower. … [Read more...] about Purple mountain ebonies dazzle Hanoians
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The group are part of the Naga, a blanket term for dozens of tribes each with their own distinct dialect living near the Indian border, only accessible by nerve-shredding motorcycle journeys and on foot. … [Read more...] about Myanmar’s most isolated pray for harvest
Dien Bien (VNA) – Hundreds of houses in the northern mountainous provinces of Dien Bien and Yen Bai were unroofed by whirlwinds on the late night of April 15. In Dien Bien, the whirlwinds, alongside heavy rains, blew away roofs of 162 houses in Quai Nua and Mun Chung communes in Tuan Giao district, of which, 17 were seriously damaged, according to Lo Van Cuong, Vice Chairman of the district’s People’s Committee. The district mobilised forces to clean up and repair the damaged houses on April 16 while two hardest-hit households in Mun Chung got 1 million VND (44 USD) in financial aid each as part of the district’s first effort to support the victims. As of the noon of April 16, the authorities estimated that as many as 63 houses and school venues in Tua Chua district have been unroofed or damaged, including 47 in Muong Bang commune. The whirlwinds also sank a boat in Da River and destroyed a number of local crop areas. In Mu Cang Chai district of Yen Bai … [Read more...] about Whirlwinds tear roofs off hundreds houses in northern provinces
Among the historic sites to be renovated are the special national relic site of the Central Bureau of southern Vietnam's Party Commitee, Bau Rong Military Base, Trang Bang Revolutionary Youth Base, An Thoi guerrilla warfare tunnel, Rach Tram relic site, Binh Thanh Ancient Tower, Hiep Ninh Communal House, and the temple and tomb of Huynh Cong Thang. … [Read more...] about Tay Ninh to renovate historic sites for tourism with nearly US$19mil.
Turning 40 was eye-opening. Metabolism slows, hair changes color, a variety of things take place. Teaching little kids becomes tougher as you get more sluggish. Even more so driving in muggy Saigon weather on a motorbike in rush hour, on rutted roads, sometimes 40-50 kilometers a day. In a car in North America, it’s no big deal. But in Vietnam it’s hard driving. You really start to feel it in your back, especially if you’ve been doing it for a few years (four, in my case). … [Read more...] about Managing? Or man aging? Surviving a heavy workload in your mid-40s