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The age of the influencer

The things they share often come from a place of passion, something far more noble and honest than gatekeeping or taking smug pleasure from being 'in the know'.
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Just roll with it

The sight of a foreigner cooking and selling bánh xèo and nem lụi on the street of Hà Nội sure is a little unusual to say the least. But his skills and dedication are no joke. Falling in love with the culture, Moritz from Switzerland returned to Việt Nam to immerse himself deeply in Vietnamese lifestyle. And what better way than volunteering at a restaurant.
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The Rice Field Food Market of Bà Rịa

I didn’t like it but you should visit this place once! A strange statement but one that is befitting of this unique attraction just outside Bà Rịa. The newly formed Rice Field Food Market is a wonderfully unique experience that you must try once.
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Culture of convenience

In an increasingly online world where so many young people have the option of retreating to a considerably and sometimes entirely digital existence, it's reassuring to know that the allure of real-life socialising endures.
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Japanese Aquaman becomes a Red River Warrior in Việt Nam

It was not the first time Ayusawa Takanori hit the waves of Hà Nội's mother river. He also took part in the first season on April 24, 2021 of the Red River Warrior and finished first. He butterfly swam that day, when most other participants did backstroke or crawl, and finished in a record time of 2h21'03''.
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Indian-Australian journalist feels at home in Việt Nam

Indian-Australian journalist Sandip Hor has been to Việt Nam six times and has written dozens of articles about tourism, culture, and lifestyle for various publications all over the world. He still wants to come to the country more and spend more time with the people here.
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All quiet on the eastern front

Regardless of whether it’s cultural, language or ideology, there’s something nice about being able to switch off to the never ending political hum of home and know that it’s unlikely to fall out with someone over such matters.
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War of the worlds

Aside from the hearth of the local pub or the embrace of family, there’s only one winner here and I can’t wait to be back next week.
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Designs from the heart

She has combined Western creativity with the traditional fabrics of ethnic minority groups in the northern mountainous region of Việt Nam to make unique clothes that have conquered even the most demanding customers.

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