When Nem (his nickname) was born 11 years ago in Hanoi, Vietnam, his mother, Phuong Nguyen, did not realize the extent of challenges he would present in her future. Like most mothers, she simply fell in love, and was prepared to give him everything, which, as it turns out, is exactly what she would do.
If you are considering a visit to Vietnam, don’t hesitate. Our family’s three-month stay there turned out to be one of the most enriching experiences of our travels in Southeast Asia.
If you follow this blog, you might have figured out that I’m a little fascinated with the traffic in Southeast Asia. I’ve already written about how to cross the street in Bangkok. In this post I want to show what traffic is like in front of the popular flower market in Hanoi just before the […]
The Tet Lunar New Year holiday in Vietnam is like our American Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Hanukkah, and New Year holidays all wrapped into one—a perfect collision of tradition, culture, and celebration.