February 14th, 2018

Pho is a highly popular Vietnamese dish which might as well be a tourist attraction in itself. Anyone who visits the country is sure to have “Pho eating” or “Pho tasting” in his or her itinerary. A...

October 14th, 2016

Da Nang (Vietnamese: Đà Nẵng) is known as the largest city in central Vietnam and one of the country's most important ports. With an area of 1,255.53 km² and a population of around 700.000, it is...

July 30th, 2014

The Thiên Mụ Pagoda was constructed 1601 by Nguyễn Hoàng (1525-1613), who was the ruler of southern part of Viet Nam. He followed an old legend, saying that a Holly Lady has often appeared, who...

July 25th, 2014

Vietnam may be a mix of different cultures and traditions, but Confucianism and Buddhism are among the strongest influence in the lives of its people. As filial reverence is the primary duty of all...

June 25th, 2013

A bell-shaped fruit, mostly 5cm in diameter, the Waterapple is abundant in Vietnam, its neighbours in Southeast Asia as well as in the Pacific Islands. It may be named waterapple, but it does not, in...

Stories & Tales
June 25th, 2013

Fairy tale time! Read some of the most famous asian fairy tales here. Enjoy - it might broaden your horizont!

Cathrinka | February 15th, 2018

For the coming weekend, the first real cold wave this winter is announced. In Hanoi and the surrounding area, temperatures are expected to drop below 10 degrees at night. Cathrin’s Facebook...

Cathrinka | January 15th, 2018

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