The turtle of Hồ Hoàn Kiếm

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An entire city is concerned. Concerned about a turtle, one of the last four surviving turtles of this kind. I talk about the famous turtle in Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi. The “sacred turtle” is an example of living history, a symbol of Vietnam’s independence from the heel of the Chinese occupiers. The turtle is […]
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Check-in at 1 cent Hotel in Hanoi

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After a 26-hour journey via South Korea I arrived at Hanoi Noi Bai Airport last night. With the Invitation Letter from Vietnam Destination I received a “Visa upon Arrival” within a few minutes. That was about 40 € cheaper than a visa issued by the Vietnamese Embassy in Germany. At the airport a driver from […]
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Short Tet Afterthought and outlook

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Year of the Cat The weather god still seems to like us. Just in time for the Year of the Cat we had springtime temperatures in Hanoi. Today was the first day in 2011 with over 25 degrees. Finally you can open the window again and sit a little longer on the terrace to smoke. […]
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