Co-written with Nga Vu – Second year candidate for Master of Science in Energy System Engineering program at University of Michigan. Roughly 40,000 Vietnamese citizens married foreigners, including overseas Vietnamese or Viet Kieu, between 2005-2008 according to the statistics provided by the justice department of Ho Chi Minh City. Furthermore, about 92 percent of these … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Women Marry Foreigners
This article is submitted by guest writer: Nga Vu – Second year candidate for Master of Science in Energy System Engineering program at University of Michigan. It is in no means to promote or condemn the religion and/or teachings of Buddhism. ***** Vietnamese architecture expresses a graceful aesthetic of natural balance and harmony that is evident in any of the country's … [Read more...] about Popular Temples and Pagodas in Vietnam
By guest writer: Nga Vu - Second year candidate for Master of Science in Energy System Engineering program at University of Michigan. ***** The title of this article means "Please have a cigarette!" but it is directing to the male group of the Vietnamese society. Read on to find out why it is not "Moi Chi Mot Dieu!", which directs to the female counterpart. Smoking … [Read more...] about Moi Anh Mot Dieu!
Disclaimer: The situations described in this article are taken from anecdotal experiences and are by no means representative of the average travelers’ experience in Vietnam. While the scams and tricks described here do happen in Vietnam (and the rest of the world), the Vietnamese are by and large a beautiful and gracious people. This article is primarily meant to entertain so … [Read more...] about How to Cheat, Trick, Rob, Mug, and Rip-Off a Tourist in Vietnam
When you ask someone to name the definitive Vietnamese noodle dish, she will automatically say “Pho”. That's a good start, but not quite. Even though “Pho” is the signature food of Vietnamese cuisine, my money is on the Vietnamese Bún – the Vietnamese rice vermicelli. I can name at least 30 dishes with Bun on top of my head, but for the sake of time, here are my top 10 Bun … [Read more...] about The definitive guide to Vietnamese Bún, Pho’s sophisticated big brother