Is Danang the top destination in Vietnam? Photo by New York Times

The New York Times recently named its top “52 Places to Go in 2015”. Headlining the list were perennial travel meccas Milan, Cuba, and Philadelphia (wait…what?), but #43 will likely inspire the most applause in Vietnam.

Thursday, 08 January 2015 21:41

A Survival Guide to Slow Internet

A survival guide to slow internet in Vietnam

With sharks inconveniently biting away at the internet cables carrying connectivity to Vietnam — yes, there is evidence this may actually be true — we decided to do a little research. Where can you get good internet in Saigon?

Same sex weddings now legal in Vietnam

After we posted our article on the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Vietnam, a storm followed on Facebook.

Wednesday, 07 January 2015 22:39

Same Sex Marriage Now Legal in Vietnam

Same sex marriage is now legal in Vietnam

While Southeast Asia’s Muslim countries, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei, take a dim view of homosexuality, Vietnam is leading the way with its views on LGBT.

Wednesday, 07 January 2015 16:08

Area Codes to Change from March

Area dialing codes in Vietnam to change in March

For anyone about to do some printing work, take note. From Mar. 1, Vietnam’s national dialing codes will be changed.

Tuesday, 06 January 2015 15:58

Internet to be Slow for a Month

Internet in Vietnam to be slow for most of January

Repairs to the break identified Monday in the submarine cable system that supplies Vietnam’s internet connectivity could last between three weeks and a month.

A view from one of the volcanic caves in Dak Nong, Vietnam

According to local newspaper, Tuoi Tre, a group of its reporters recently joined the exploration for the first ever volcanic cave system discovered in Vietnam.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 16:13

Homeless to go into Mental Health Centres

A homeless woman in Vietnam with a baby

According to a report on Thanh Nien News, a sweep of the streets of Ho Chi Minh City this coming Sunday will see any homeless people or beggars found to be ‘mentally ill’ placed in Mental Health Centres.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 15:03

Sapa Market Closes

Ethnic minority women demonstrate close to the market in Sapa

According to posts on Facebook, Monday Dec. 22 was the last trading day of the traditional Sapa Market, the trading centre in the hill station city known for attracting colorfully dressed ethnic minorities.

Thursday, 18 December 2014 21:56

New Hanoi Airport to Open on Christmas Day

An artist's impression of the new terminal at Noi Bai, Hanoi

The new terminal at Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport, Terminal 2, will go into operation on Thursday Dec. 25, with all international flights departing from the facility from Dec. 1.

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