Southern Land Cuisine Festival at Dam Sen Park, Ho Chi Minh City International

May 23, 2017 | 02:16 pm GMT+7 Opening: 12:00 am, Wed 24 May 2017 Dam Sen Park, 3 Hoa Binh, District 11, Ho Chi Minh City The festival, which is expected to attract 100,000 visitors, will feature some 60 food stands, cultural activities and art performances to serve visitors all day. Famous dishes of Vietnam’s […]

Holy hog: Vietnam’s culinary love affair with pigs International

The Vietnamese lexicon recognizes pork as the standard meat. In the mind of a native speaker, the word “meat” simply means the flesh of a pig. Traditionally, Vietnamese people did not raise cows for meat or dairy products. Researchers have pointed out that unlike many Western countries, Vietnam did not have the rich meadows conducive […]

48 hours in Saigon for 20 bucks International

Despite a surge in tourism, a recent survey by Forbes suggests that Vietnam is still one of the world’s most affordable countries to visit. One budget travel site even hinted that cash-strapped backpackers could survive on approximately 18 dollars per day. Always up for a challenge, we decided to go one better. Here’s our guide […]

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta residents trembling after river swallows houses International

A commune in Vietnam’s southern province of An Giang believes it will need a lot of time to recover after erosion pulled 16 houses into a river last weekend and is threatening to destroy around 100 others. “I can still see them shaking and falling into the river every time I close my eyes,” one […]