An expat preferring to be known as A.H., who runs a real estate business in the central city of Hoi An, is among the very first readers to answer our call. In the following story, H., who said he has resided in Vietnam for six years, gives comments on why tourists do not come back to the country. … [Read more...] about Costly visas, dual pricing, scammers are why tourists don’t return to Vietnam: expat
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Around two weeks before the celebration, streets in big cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Danang become a hustle and bustle of colorful activities. Every one is busy doing something relating to Tet. Some rush to complete their work before the year-end deadlines, others hurry to wrap things up before coming back to their home towns. … [Read more...] about What to know about Tet holiday in Vietnam?
Cultural researcher Professor Doctor Tran Lam Bien said: “The worshipping house looks like a tiger’s head. The two side buildings are its legs and the four stone pillars are its teeth. The semicircular pond symbolizes the moon while the roof tiles represent the heaven. Tay Dang communal house illustrates the harmony between heaven and earth which blesses people with bumper crops and favorable outcomes.” … [Read more...] about A visit to Tay Dang communal house
The year 2020 is of great significance to Vietnam, as Vietnam becomes a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. It is also the final year of the five-year tenure of the national Party Congress and marks the start of the country’s 10-year or 2020-2030 socioeconomic strategy. … [Read more...] about 2020 marks a quarter-century of Vietnam’s ASEAN membership
I can’t speak for other expats but I felt APEC was an underwhelming spectacle of sirens, motorcades and young policemen repeatedly waving their traffic truncheons in the pouring rain. It was a bizarre feeling as roads became deserted while other avenues were lined with crowds waiting to catch a glimpse of someone in a black tinted car whizzing pass. … [Read more...] about APEC and Damrey in Vietnam: Whew! It’s over!