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The Banh Mi Queen of Hoi An

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By Hoang Son, Thanh Nien News Nguyen Thi Loc, dubbed as “The Banh Mi Queen”, prepares a load of banh mi at her shop in Hoi An. Photo: Hoang Son The “Banh Mi Queen” of Hoi An presides over a modest kingdom — just two tables and a glass cabinet arranged on the ...

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Merry Xmas from Hoi An

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There is a bigger non Buddhist community in Vietnam than you would expect, with a surprisingly extensive celebration of Xmas. I arrived at 8 am this morning on the Sleeper bus from Nah Trang, a bumpy ride, it was ok and I got some sleep. Arriving at the Home stay it ...

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Giáng sinh an lành từ Hội An

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Mình đặt xe bus giường nằm từ Nha Trang ra Hội An, đường xá tuy gập ghềnh nhưng vẫn tạm ổn đủ cho mình có thể chợp mắt. Đúng tám giờ sáng, mình tới nơi và mình rất bất ngờ khi thấy người dân ăn mừng giáng sinh. Thì ra ...

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Japanese Covered Bridge

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This beautiful little bridge is emblematic of Hoi An. A bridge was first constructed here in the 1590s by the Japanese community in order to link them with the Chinese quarters across the stream. The structure is very solidly constructed because of the threat of earthquakes. Over the centuries the ...

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