When it comes to the Vietnamese language, as far as Hanoi is concerned, their dialect is superior. But is that really the case?
Edward Dalton takes it easy with a day trip to the birthplace of Ly Thai To.
If I ever get around to writing my Vietnamese novel it will ooze with snippets about food. Foremost it will mention my most memorable sweet treat; hot sugarcane fished from a drum of steaming ginger syrup on a freezing night on a mountain track above Bac Me where, with a huddle of villagers, we squat around a fire and gnaw.
The sticky, humid days of summer are here at last. Vets all over Vietnam are providing important safety tips explaining everything from symptoms of heat stroke to reminders to not leave dogs in parked cars.
This month resident counsellor Douglas Holwerda answers the questions of a Vietnamese woman who was sexually abused as a child.
Edward Dalton traces the history of Hanoi, a city that has time and again struggled with foreign invasion and influence.
It’s the summer. It’s hot. So what better way to cool you down than a Vietnamese favourite — coconut ice-cream?
Ice cream is the usual fix at times of high temperatures and the unpleasant stickiness of humid days, but if you’re looking for something a little different, Cafe BingGo (11 Nguyen Dinh Thi, Tay Ho, Hanoi) offers a tasty alternative with its bingsu.
In the very heart of the old quarter is Craft Beer Pub. As you’d imagine, they sell lots of craft beer.