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How Karaoke Took Over Ho Chi Minh City

How Karaoke Took Over Ho Chi Minh City

By Truong Giang

Karaoke has become a massive hit the world over, and is particularly popular in Vietnam. Read on for more on why the Japanese pastime has become such a sensation in Ho Chi Minh City, and where you’ll find a place to sing your heart out on almost every street.

A Guide To Vietnamese Condiments

A Guide To Vietnamese Condiments

By Truong Giang

If you come across a dining table in Vietnam without condiments, then it has not been fully set. To perfect your palate, here is an essential guide to the country’s sides and sauces.

Enjoy Coffee The Vietnamese Way

Enjoy Coffee The Vietnamese Way

By Truong Giang

Coffee is deeply woven into the social and economic fabric of Vietnam. It’s the world’s second-largest coffee exporter, and local speciality ca phe sua da – coffee with condensed milk – is gaining global popularity. Affectionately nicknamed ‘rocket fuel’, Vietnamese coffee is a force to be reckoned with.

21 Essential Phrases You'll Need In Vietnam

21 Essential Phrases You'll Need In Vietnam

By Truong Giang

Vietnamese is an odd language for English speakers. The writing looks familiar, but what are those weird letters? And why are there lines and dots and curves all around the words? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. These are the 21 essential phrases you’ll need in Vietnam.

11 Things That Will Always Anger Locals in Vietnam

11 Things That Will Always Anger Locals in Vietnam

By Truong Giang

Generally speaking, Vietnamese people are incredibly forgiving. They’ve seen foreigners do some pretty idiotic things, so whatever errant blunders you end up committing really won’t upset them all that much. Besides, a smile and an apology are universal. To keep you from catching flak from locals, here are 11 things you should avoid doing in Vietnam.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Vietnamese Cuisine

8 Things You Didn't Know About Vietnamese Cuisine

By Truong Giang

Vietnam’s food is one of the most fascinating parts of the country’s culture. It is complex, dynamic and often surprising – but never boring. Here are eight things you probably didn’t know about Vietnamese cuisine.

11 Reasons Why You'll Fall in Love With Vietnam's People

11 Reasons Why You'll Fall in Love With Vietnam's People

By Truong Giang

Even though it has been over 40 years, many people around the world still snap to images of war when they think about Vietnam. But the common sentiment of the Vietnamese is that although they’re proud of their hard-fought independence, they’d rather prosper in peace. This enduring optimism is just one of many reasons why we love them. Here are 11 more.

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