Rubber forests in Vietnam southern region take on spring hues

Did you know that Vietnam has overtaken Malaysia and India to become the world’s third largest producer of natural rubber, according to the latest data from the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC). Did you also know that the young leaves of this tree turn red before falling to give way to the greenContinue reading “Rubber forests in Vietnam southern region take on spring hues”

Hanoi train rides into Lunar New Year

Have you ever traveled by train in Vietnam? I tell you right away that it is an experience to live. Far from the TGV, if you don’t speak Vietnamese, it will be for you an immersion in another world… friendly and… I must say a little rustic. Imagine going from Hanoi to HCMC in aboutContinue reading “Hanoi train rides into Lunar New Year”

Hanoi, HCMC enjoy quiet New Year morning

Respecting tradition during the New Year festivities means that Vietnamese people find themselves with family and this for many of us means that we have to return (travel) to our home town. The effect is quite incredible because the cities of HANOI & HCMC empty out and become incredibly calm! Yes amazing… and I loveContinue reading “Hanoi, HCMC enjoy quiet New Year morning”

World celebrates Lunar New Year 2023

Our pleasure in Vietnam … is to celebrate the New Year twice! Happy New Year of the Cat! #MustSeeInVietnam Editor Communities across the globe, from Yangon to California, have been celebrating the Lunar New Year Festival, with streets and malls full of decorations. Children pose for photos with decorations for the Chinese Lunar New YearContinue reading “World celebrates Lunar New Year 2023”

Sleepless in Hanoi’s largest flower market before Tet

Different Provinces, different cities… different cultures and different ways of preparing to celebrate the New Year… #MustSeeInVietnam Editor Three days before Tet, Quang Ba flower market in Hanoi has become busier than ever with merchants and shoppers staying awake through the night.  The city’s largest market on Au Co Street in Tay Ho District isContinue reading “Sleepless in Hanoi’s largest flower market before Tet”

Binh Dinh’s fermented pork specialty: coming soon for Tet!

Here is what I love about my Vietnam… you will find exotic dishes prepared with love by people who respect their family tradition. Aren’t the best holiday meals the meals prepared by our mothers and grandmothers? #MustSeeInVietnam Editor The fermented pork meat is mixed with other ingredients and spices. Photo by Khanh ThienIf you’re anContinue reading “Binh Dinh’s fermented pork specialty: coming soon for Tet!”

Unusual Vietnamese dishes that give weird vibes

You will not be surprised to read this article and I let you guess which of these three dishes is my favorite … Cheers ! #MustSeeInVietnam Editor Vietnamese food is known for its variety of ingredients, some of which are so diverse that they sound pretty unusual to foreigners. Fertilized egg embryo, raw blood pudding,Continue reading “Unusual Vietnamese dishes that give weird vibes”

The YEAR of the CAT in Vietnam : Giant cat statues take center stage on Nguyen Hue Flower Street

While the world will celebrate January 22 as the Year of the Rabbit, Vietnam will make it different by celebrating The Year of the Cat! Read the article and the beauty of the city center of Saigon all in flowers and Cats …. #MustSeeInVietnam Editor Two days before opening, the Nguyen Hue Flower Street, aContinue reading “The YEAR of the CAT in Vietnam : Giant cat statues take center stage on Nguyen Hue Flower Street”

Flavours of Vietnam were well CURRY-ed!

My attention this morning stopped on this article from and the two chefs who prepared read specialties during a recent trip… I won’t tell you more if you like spicy, I recommend you read… #MustSeeInVietnam Editor Chef Quoc and Chef Ho Tin have mindfully crafted the menu for this festival, keeping the cuisine’s philosophyContinue reading “Flavours of Vietnam were well CURRY-ed!”

Vietnam Travel Guide : Bac Ninh

For the two thousand years in existence, Bac Ninh is vivid in Vietnamese mind as a land of the talents: there were times that the province contributed as much as 25% of people with doctorate degree in Vietnam. The talent is not only shown academically but also artistically. Bac Ninh is where, without doubt, concentratesContinue reading “Vietnam Travel Guide : Bac Ninh”