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What's in a name? Spring rolls in different dialects

In Hà Nội a simple order for nem is enough. But when you travel outside of Hà Nội then the spring rolls are called "chả nem" in Hải Phòng, Hải Dương, Quảng Ninh, Nam Định and Thái Bình in the north, while in the south, they are called "chả giò" across the Mekong Delta.
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Looking back to move forwards

As the team say farewell to the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup and bid goodbye to the oldest coach of the event, Mai Đức Chung, there are many ways to reflect on their performance and move forward.
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Cashless payments taking off

Cashless payments have become a popular trend among Vietnamese people, with buyers increasingly opting to transfer funds or scan QR codes for both big and small transactions.