Shivam Misra, general director of Diageo Vietnam, talks about his experience living and working in Vietnam in the past 10 months at a recent press meeting in Ho Chi Minh City
Roy Mike Boehm came to Vietnam in 1968 as a soldier to fight in the Cu Chi battlefield on the outskirts of Saigon. He now visits the country as a healer of the wounds that the war has given to Quang Ngai Province.
N.C. from the US recommends that tourists stay away from touristy areas and public transportation, and tolerate cultural misunderstandings in order to have a positive experience when touring Vietnam.
Remarkable landmarks in HCM City, such as Sai Gon Notre Dame Basilica or Caravelle Hotel, are familiar to many tourists, but the history behind each building often remains a mystery, even to local people.
An Australian expat says he wants to conquer all roads that link the north to the south of Vietnam with his bicycle.
(VOV) - Christmas traditions have been embraced with a few notable twists in Vietnam, particularly in the small-town of Phan Thiet, says Adam Bray of Wellington, New Zealand.
As the Christmas party goes on, sight-impaired youngsters surround Joe Edwards, holding his hands. Unable to see their ‘Santa Claus', they still look into his eyes, showing their admiration.
In addition to a wide selection of sushi hand rolls and maki, Sushi Koi also specialises in grilled food served with a side of soya sauce. Minh Thu reports.
With a passion for food, CEO of KAfe Group, Dao Chi Anh is working to spread her brand across Vietnam with the rapid expansion of the chain.
For US photographer Lawrence D'Attilio, fate seems to have handed him many stories to share, a gift from Vietam.
(VOV) -Acupuncture which dates back more than two thousands years in Asia, continues to have a positive impact on patient’s lives. Vietnam is considered one of the world’s leading countries when it comes to acupuncture treatment.
To hundreds of unfortunate children and young women in the central province of Quang Nam, successful American entrepreneur Robert Kalatschan and his family are more than donors, who have provided free accommodations, edu-cation, medical care and food. For they have also brought love and happiness to the less fortunate.
(VOV) -Newly appointed Danish Ambassador to Vietnam Charlotte Laursen recently held a press conference at which she shared her impressions of Vietnam and plans for strengthening the relations between the two nations during her tenure.
The love of one man for the craftsmanship of a traditional village located in the outskirts of Hue has yielded strong attention from tourists visiting the country’s former imperial capital city, who regard the ritual craft as art.
Tourists visiting the old city of Hoi An in central province of Quang Nam rarely miss a chance to explore the Cham Islands with their terrestrial and aquatic marine ecosystem.
Hang Trong art was once a treasured form of folk art and despite the efforts of some its glory days may be hard to revive.
Lotus is one of Hanoi’s most prized specialties, requiring patience and skill from makers to achieve its exquisite taste. With very few people now producing lotus tea using the original methods, tea expert Hoang Anh Suong is keen to keep the tradition alive.
French Ambassador to Vietnam Jean-Noel Poirier has had a "magical connection" with the S-shaped country since he was young.
(VOV) - Sinh village in Thua Thien Hue province has made folk paintings for the central region for more than 400 years. The paintings are made by farmers during crop intervals. Sinh village has become a popular tourist destination.
It was a last minute decision for me to go to Vietnam. My friend Amy had been badgering me to go on a holiday with her somewhere warm, wanting to escape the gray, depressing sky and cold, bitter wind of winter in Melbourne. A combination of tax return money and a cheap air ticket made the decision easy.