Book swap collective takes off
An avid reader, Jaclyn Armstrong was browsing through novels at a bookstore when she realized that during her nine months in Ha Noi, she frequently bought books she read once and often never touched again.
Lao New Year
A Lao student pours water on a Vietnamese student at a ceremony to celebrate the traditional Bunpimay New Year festival held at the Laotian Students Dormitory in District 3, HCM City on Monday.
Peruvian chef stirs up a frenzy
Kneading a mixture of mashed potato, ground chilli and some lemon juice with her hands, Chef Maria Rosa Vasquez Chavez gave the final touches to her traditional appetiser Causa.
Unlocking doors with local lingo
Speaking the language helps break down several barriers
Ha Noi honours ancient dream
We gathered in a slight drizzle out-side Bach Ma Temple at nine in the morning. Our walking tour of the Old Quarter was about to begin.
Saving power
Danish Ambassador John Nielsen rides a bicycle in downtown Ha Noi together with 300 youth union members from Electricity of Viet Nam to launch the Month of Saving Electricity to Promote Earth Hour.
Living in a world of difference
I'm a behaviourist. I watch animals – specifically, primates – and boil down the complexity of their actions into measurable, quantifiable behaviour. I use my skills at spotting particular behaviour to try and understand people, as well. This is, in no way, an insult, as all behaviour is on a continuum, and humans and non-humans alike respond to certain situations in a similar manner.
Spring affair
Italian Ambassador to Viet Nam Lorenzo Angeloni (left) serves pizza and lasagna to a customer at the UNIS Spring Fair 2014 last Saturday in Ha Noi. Hosted by the School Community Organisation, the fair is foremost a celebration diversity and community
Laquer brightens a village
Last Saturday morning, I met a group of friends for a trip to Ha Thai traditional lacquer village. I had visited it four years earlier and was interested to see the changes.
Good enough to eat
A jury made up by Vietnamese and foreigners are testing dishes at a gastronomy festival dedicated to Vietnamese cuisine.
American finds love in cafe
Living in Viet Nam is something Dale Gerstenslager, an American from Ohio, never thought he would do.


Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge

The 150-year-old Truong Tien Bridge, which spans over the renowned Huong (Perfume) River in Hue City, was lit up by fire in an installation by French artist Carabosse on Friday evening.

Hospital provides free asthma treatment Hospital provides free asthma treatment

The Bach Mai General Hospital will provide free check-up consultations and treatment to newly asthmatic patients on April 26, to mark Global Asthma Day (May 1).

Failure to address water pollution has consequences 1    Failure to address water pollution has consequences

Viet Nam needs to have a comprehensive, unified set of rules to control water pollution in the country, because the problem has assumed very serious proportions, experts and officials said at workshop yesterday.

Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant

Vietnam Airlines announced on Wednesday that the Japanese authorities had released its 25-year-old flight attendant who had been arrested on suspicion of smuggling stolen goods.

Paean to people with disabilities Paean to people with disabilities

A photo exhibition in Dong Nai Province underscores the will and perseverance of 25 disabled people who overcame their situation to lead normal lives.