I had the feeling that Cham Island had become familiar to me for no reason even though I traveled alone. A local driver took me to some attractions on the island. Our bike ran on a winding road lined with houses and small paddy fields. Half hidden in forest at the foot of the mountain in the west was the ancient Hai Tang Pagoda which had been there for more than 250 years. From afar, the lock looked like a big pond, which made me find the island like a place in the peaceful countryside. … [Read more...] about A visit to the rustic, peaceful Cham Island
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Vietnam will continue to strictly implement the Resolution on Party Building and Rectification to prevent and push back political, moral, and lifestyle degradation and signs on self-evolution and self-transformation, while upholding the campaign to study and follow Ho Chi Minh's ideology, morality, and lifestyle. … [Read more...] about Welcoming a new spring with confidence
APEC carried a lot of weight this year for Vietnam and Da Nang. Vietnam’s wish to wrap up the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal although Canada at some point wanted to back out for reasons unknown was the big item. The idea was the deal would act as a ‘counterweight’ to the immense power of Chinese economic influence. With the country hoping to expand export markets further, it would have been an unexpected blow had Canada really left the negotiation table. … [Read more...] about APEC and Damrey in Vietnam: Whew! It’s over!