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Meditation and yoga eco-tour helps ease COVID woes

Spending eight years decorating a 5,000sq.m shrimp farm in Cẩm Thanh nipa palm forest in Hội An, local resident Võ Bá Quốc has turned it into a meditation, vegetarian and yoga retreat forming a tranquil eco-village to calm the mind, body and spirit.
Talk Around Town

Beware, the vlogger pandemic is upon us

The new tây ba lô may still sport the obligatory tie-dye tees and probably own spandex psychedelic pants, but after two years of pandemic lockdown, the 2022 travellers sole obsession seems to be to narcissistically stare at their own image, recording their experience rather than absorbing the sights and sounds of the here and now.
Sports

The long wait is finally over

But one change you won’t find in any rulebook was announced this week, and that refers to the ‘taking of the knee’ by players moments before kick-off.
Inner Sanctum

Young actor shines as Trịnh Công Sơn

Despite entering the entertainment industry through Giọng Hát Việt 2018 (The Voice of Vietnam), Lương Anh Vũ (Avin Lu) is now more widely known as an actor. His recent performance in Em Và Trịnh (You and Trịnh), a biopic of songwriter Trịnh Công Sơn (1939-2001) has dominated Việt Nam’s box office in recent weeks.
Inner Sanctum

Overseas Vietnamese author promotes culture of her motherland

Quyên Gavoye, an overseas Vietnamese living in France, is a writer who received the Cricket Prize in the Cricket Desire category this year. Her two award-winning novels, Emma thảm hoạ (Disaster Emma) and Biệt đội thám tử (The Detective Squad), were published by the Kim Đồng Publishing House and achieved widespread acclaim.