Daily Archives: June 19th, 2007

Saigonese Coffee At Alley Shops

Join the Saigonese in their habit of drinking coffee at small coffee shops in the alley just along the stree. / By Quynh Thu After their first sips of Vietnamese coffee prepaired in a local coffee shop, many foreigners exclaim, it’s so strong! That’s true if the coffee drinker is, like so many from the […]

The legend of Tam Dao Mountain Genie

If you visit Tam Dao you’re to hear of this Kinh and San Diu legend in which a young girl of the wild became a Vietnamese herione as well as pioneer of women’s rights. Legend has it that by the end of the Sixth Hung King’s reign, in the Tam Dao Mountain by the left […]

Open sesame!

Duc Hanh meets the man who saves your blushes after you lose your keys or leave them inside the car. For me the best place to find a locksmith is in Vu Huu Loi street. If you’re really in trouble, you can even invite the locksmith to your house and within several minutes, i guarantee, […]

Vietnam on Film!

Although the cinema came to Vietnam in the early 20th century it wasn’t until the period between the First ang Second World Wars that movie theatres sprang up throughout Hanoi and going to the movies became a popular social event. Vietnamese filmmaking officially began in 1945 during the First Indochina War. Possibly the greatest film, […]

Continental – The oldest hotel in Vietnam

Under a new plan, the oldest hotel in Vietnam, Hotel Continental will be closed piece by piece next year in order to construct a new five star hotel. Originally built in 1890, the renovation will endaevour to keep the hotel’s rare old look. Continental always attracted guests with its ancient and modest beauty. The room […]