Surprise! This Is Your Hoi An Tailor Shop


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Bright and early in the morning, Jim and I got off at a rest stop on our way to Hoi An. As usual, I rushed to the toilet while Jim browsed around to see if there’s anything to snack on for our last stretch. After I came out of the restroom, Jim was already speaking to…

Bahn mi in hoi an

Bahn Mi in Hoi An: I Don’t Care What Anthony Bourdain Says, I’m Going to Banh Mi Queen!


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The city of Hoi An in central Vietnam is famous for its food and countless tailor shops. When we were in Phong Nha, I overheard our jungle trekking guide Mats saying how delicious is the food in Hoi An. Therefore, as a foodie myself, I was quite looking forward to visiting Hoi An. And little…

The Vietnamese traditional music performance at Temple of Literature

Hanoi, Vietnam – Where Vietnamese Traditional Music Comes Alive


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Before I came to Vietnam, I tried to think of what I knew about Vietnamese traditional music, and I realised that I knew absolutely nothing. I could mostly guess that Vietnamese traditional music has a certain level of Chinese influences due to its history, but I didn’t want to assume. That’s just rude (although later…