Around 88.5 percent of residents in countryside have accessed to safe water including 51 percent having used Vietnamese standard water and 75.2 percent of locals in rural district have toilets. However, people in mountainous areas in the North , North Central and Central Highlands regions lack access to safe water sources. … [Read more...] about Over 30 million Vietnamese residents in countrywide not access to safe water
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Living in Vietnam, I refuse plastic bags as often as possible. I carry my own or - and this is a bit crazy - sometimes hold things in my hands! Living in the hems (alleys) means I can take my own plates and glasses to food and drink places if I want to eat at home - so I don't need to use the vendors' plastics. And, of course, I tell coffee shops and cafés that I don't need a straw (this doesn't always work but more and more places are starting to understand). … [Read more...] about How much plastic is being used in Vietnam?
Hoan Kiem Lake, a treasure of Hanoi and a poetry inspiring place. As the tourist magnet of Hanoi City, Hoan Kiem Lake is a nice venue, a good gathering place for visitors and locals in four seasons in the Old Quarter. The surroundings of the lake have a variety of attractions. It is simply a good place to walk, relax and soak up the atmosphere, then cross the street, see the water puppets, take a cycle ride, eat, drink and buy. As beautiful as a flower basket in the heart of Hanoi, Hoan Kiem Lake is surrounded by the streets of Dinh Tien Hoang, Le Thai To and Hang Khay. Its perimeter is about 1.8km long. The lake, viewed from above looks like a large mirror reflecting big ancient trees, old pagodas and temples and new high-rises. There are two islets on the lake. One is in the middle of the lake housing the Thap Rua (Tortoise Tower), one of the symbols of Hanoi. Another one is Ngoc (Pearl) Islet which is linked with the bank by Red Bridge (The … [Read more...] about Hoan Kiem Lake, fantastic place in the heart of Hanoi