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VIETNAM E-VISAS

by amizuchan @ Wide Eyed Tours

The Vietnam government has added Australia to a list of more than 40 countries whose citizens are eligible to apply for an e-visa when entering the nation. Foreign travellers from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the Netherlands, India and the UAE can now apply and receive Vietnamese visas online, joining the likes of the USA, UK, […]

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Culture and Customs of Vietnamese people - Vietnam

Culture and Customs of Vietnamese people - Vietnam


Vietnamitas en Madrid - tourist information about Vietnam and Southeast Asia

Culture and Customs of Vietnam. Vietnam 's culture and French influences China. The most noteworthy traditions Suit and Hat Vietnamese Vietnamese

Very common Vietnamese-English phrases (Part 6)

by Jen Ary @ Vietnamese University

Công việc của bạn sao rồi (How is your work?) We will study how to talk about your work in this lesson: Very common Vietnamese English phrases – Part 5. We also learn how to contact via phone in work. 312 Bạn đã làm ở… Read More

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Very common Vietnamese-English phrases (Part 4)

by Jen Ary @ Vietnamese University

Talking about the weather, traffic, … is what I want to mention in this lesson – very common phrases/sentences. Go on … 171 Hôm kia The day before yesterday 172 Ngày kia The day after tomorrow 173 Bạn có thể xem giúp tôi mấy giờ… Read More

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Vietnam's Customs, Traditions & Rites - Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Vietnam's Customs, Traditions & Rites - Offroad Vietnam Adventures


Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Vietnam's Customs, Traditions & Rites Vietnamese people practice in daily life, collected by Offroad Vietnam Motorcycle Tours.

Say love with someone in Vietnamese – Nói lời yêu thương với ai đó bằng tiếng Việt

by Jen Ary @ Vietnamese University

She loves me – Cô ấy yêu bạn He loves me or not? – Anh ấy yêu tôi hay không? He loves me!… – Anh ấy yêu tôi!… So you’re in love. – Vậy là bạn đang yêu. When your heart beats, here you’ll find… Read More

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Very common Vietnamese-English phrases (Part 5)

by Jen Ary @ Vietnamese University

In a hotel in Vietnam, someone cannot speak English well. You got very terrible time. You can study some Vietnamese sentences to support your conversation here. 252 Bạn có thể giới thiệu cho tôi 1 vài khách sạn tốt không? Can you recommend any good… Read More

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Cultural Weddings

by Selena Lopez @ Orange County Wedding Photographer Los Angeles

Have you ever wondered about wedding traditions in other countries? Did you know many cultural weddings go beyond the typical bouquet toss, spiffy tuxedo, and […]

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About Us – Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

ABOUT OFFROAD VIETNAM This page provides details you need to know about Offroad Vietnam Adventures. Based on these details you can decide to lead you on Vietnam motorbike adventures. The Owners Offroad Vietnam®, clearly says what it does and has the true ring of adventure. So there’s no mistaking it for any other company, either. The two owners are Anh WU (full name Vu The Anh, speaks English) who has had over 20 years experience working in tourism and Tony NGUYEN who has been leading trips for over 10 years. Our company will remain 100% Vietnamese run and owned. When you travel with Offroad Vietnam®, you’re not just customers but also friends. Unlike overseas-based tourism companies, every Dollar you spend on the trip stays in Vietnam. We don’t have fancy offices or pay high commissions. However, we believe in putting the money back into the Vietnamese community. If you need any reference, comments, and reviews about our motorcycle tours and rentals, please have a look here. Offroad Vietnam® is a registered trade name number 93860 on December 25th, 2006 issued by National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam. The Motorcycles. Do You Want A Reliable Honda? We are the first and the only touring company in Northern Vietnam offering Vietnam motorcycling on real road Honda GL Pro 160cc. Upgrade to Honda XR250 dirt bikes is also available at an additional cost. These bikes are between 1998 and 2005 models. They are of course much more reliable than the Russian or Chinese bikes many companies are still using. You can check why our customers liked them here. They not only offer you power and smooth operation but also guarantee a trouble-free and safe trip with disc brake(s). We own these bikes, maintain them ourselves and don’t use rental bikes from any company. Rental bikes are ridden by riders of all skill levels and are usually older or lower in quality. This is a very big difference that many companies do not mention about the rental bikes they use. The Guides First and foremost, Offroad Vietnam® is backed up by a team of guides who have many years touring on motorcycles, are highly appreciated by our clients. These guys are well recognized by most of travellers on motorcycles to Vietnam. Services We Offer Below is a wide range of adventures, mainly off-road tours in Vietnam: motorcycle tours; 4×4 tours; train tours; trekking; cruising and kayaking. People do have different expectations, therefore some classic tours are available at: transvietnam; classic group tours. Budget travellers who want to travel on their own can also rent motorbikes, motorcycles and 4×4 vehicles from us here. Festivals are a big part of life in Vietnam, we offer you the opportunity to take part in these parties here every year. For the most extreme off-road touring, together we can design an itinerary like no other here. To offer even more flexibility and extension to your tour, we connect tours with Sinhbalo Adventures who offers biking and cycling rides, Motorbike Thailand for enduro touring on modern road bikes, Dancing Roads for motocross adventures and James Barbush in Laos. With this special cooperation, you can book one long tour just through one click and leave the rest to us. Our team has been offering motorbike tours for women since 2007. In fact, these tours are with slower riding and more stops so you can meet and talk with local people. Always keep in mind that all our tours and/or proposals can be customized before and during the journey, taking into account road and weather conditions as well as your riding ability and changes in your expectations. Information The webmasters at Offroad Vietnam work around the clock to upload the latest information about travelling in Vietnam, tours with places still available. We own a really big database of over 150 tours and thousands of photos and video shot on the roads which enable us to design and send you a virtual tour shortly we receive your inquiry. We have been trying to create one of the most interactive websites for touring Vietnam. You can read what experience and/or thoughts the most recent customers said about our tours and/or services. In fact, they are provided “as is” and we don’t alter anything at all. A detailed FAQs page is the first thing you can check before sending an inquiry to save your time and ours. Support Offroad Vietnam provides riding lesson for riders who want to flow with Vietnamese traffic for 30 USD per person. After one to two hours, most of our customers handle the crazy traffic well. The most important things are confidence and the passion to ride! This lesson is only available for guided tour clients. For independent riders, we provide rental services at reasonable prices. We also provide free broadband Internet access and photo burning on CDs or DVDs to our clients. All the photos will be backed up on our hard disk and you can get them back anytime if you lose your camera or your memory card is lost or damaged. If we ever use any of these photos, we will ask for the permission and credit the owner.

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Vietnamese traditions that visitors should know to avoid culture shock - Vietnamese University

Vietnamese traditions that visitors should know to avoid culture shock - Vietnamese University


Vietnamese University

This article discusses about some Vietnamese traditions which mostly cause culture shock for foreign tourists. Let's check it out to have a perfect trip!

Christmas Traditions; Peru, Vietnam; Christmas Celebrations

Christmas Traditions; Peru, Vietnam; Christmas Celebrations


Aqua Expeditions

Learn about Christmas holiday traditions and celebrations in Peru, Vietnam and Cambodia where Aqua Expeditions hosts luxury river cruises.

The History Behind Chinese Lunar New Year

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

For many, the official start of the new year was 29 days ago, but many Chinese families are still in busy preparation for the most important traditional festival, the Chinese Lunar New Year, which kicks off 19 days from now, on February 16th.

Considered one of the world’s biggest traditional festivals, the …

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Vietnamese Wedding: 11 Things That Almost Always Happen

Vietnamese Wedding: 11 Things That Almost Always Happen


HuffPost Canada

GUEST CODE:Thanks to our multicultural society, you may find yourself at a wedding this summer that celebrates in ways you aren't familiar with — and we're here to help. Each week, the HuffPost Canada...

Taking the Time to Say Goodbye: Vietnamese Funeral Customs  - SevenPonds Blog

Taking the Time to Say Goodbye: Vietnamese Funeral Customs - SevenPonds Blog


SevenPonds Blog

We often anticipate the emotional and physical energy the death of a loved one will require from us, but seldom do we stop to think about the time it will demand from us as well; there is the time it … Continue reading →

Filipino Wedding Traditions

by Selena Lopez @ Orange County Wedding Photographer Los Angeles

Filipino weddings are an impressive fusion of modern and historic customs. Traditionally, these cultural weddings are a celebration of two families coming together rather than just […]

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Very common Vietnamese-English phrases (Part 2)

by Jen Ary @ Vietnamese University

We continue to learn more very common Vietnamese-English phrases & sentences. Our topics today include: Family (Gia đình), Hobbies (Sở thích), Jobs/Careers (Công việc, nghề nghiệp), 46 Bạn có anh chị em không? Do you have any brothers or sisters? 47 Tôi có một em… Read More

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Very common Vietnamese-English phrases (Part 3)

by Jen Ary @ Vietnamese University

Part 3 of very common Vietnamese-English phrases/sentences is coming. If you are looking for asking-information /dating-phrases, let’s enjoy it ^^ 100 Bạn có phải là sinh viên không? Are you a student? 101 Bạn học ngành gì? what do you study? 102 Tôi học kinh… Read More

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Very common Vietnamese-English phrases (Part 1)

by Jen Ary @ Vietnamese University

What do you say everyday when you meet someone new or some closed friends? or evenly meet people outside, on the roads. Let discover very common Vietnamese-English phrases/sentences 1 Tình hình thế nào? / Sao rồi How’s it going? How are you doing? How’s life?… Read More

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Cultural Spotlight: Vietnamese Funeral Traditions

Cultural Spotlight: Vietnamese Funeral Traditions


Frazer Consultants

This article looks at Vietnamese funeral traditions and is part of a series that highlights how different cultures care for their dead.

Vietnam | Etiquette, Customs, Culture & Business Guide

Vietnam | Etiquette, Customs, Culture & Business Guide


Kwintessential UK

Confucianism is the dominant influence on Vietnamese customs and etiquette. Learn about country etiquette, customs process, their culture and business.

Vietnamese Wedding Traditions

by Selena Lopez @ Orange County Wedding Photographer Los Angeles

Vietnamese Weddings in the U.S. are a magnificent culmination of historic and contemporary traditions. Everything from the Vietnamese Wedding Dress, the Ao Dai, to the […]

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A Peek at Vietnamese Traditions | Yampu Tours

A Peek at Vietnamese Traditions | Yampu Tours


Yampu Tours

Symbolism & Legends Non La A non la is the traditional Vietnamese conical hat covered with leaves. According to legend, during a rain storm a giant woman descended from the wearing on her head four huge round leaves as large as the sky itself and stitched together by bamboo sticks. The hat protected the people. Then, the giant messenger from …

Bệnh nhà giàu – Disease of the rich

by Jen Ary @ Vietnamese University

Bệnh nhà giàu – Disease of the rich (or disease of rich people) is very important. If one day you suddenly become rich, you come back with old things but despise them. You get “Bệnh nhà giàu”.   Disease of the rich A man one… Read More

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Childbirth customs in Vietnamese traditions.

Childbirth customs in Vietnamese traditions.


PubMed Central (PMC)

OBJECTIVE: To examine and understand how differences in the cultural backgrounds of Canadian physicians and their Vietnamese patients can affect the quality and efficacy of prenatal and postnatal treatment. QUALITY OF EVIDENCE: The information in this ...

Vietnamese Weddings

Vietnamese Weddings


Vespa Adventures

Vietnamese weddings are large, exciting, and a lot of fun. If you're invited to a wedding in Vietnam, we recommend going. Here's why...

Vietnamese Wedding Traditions

Vietnamese Wedding Traditions


Orange County Wedding Photographer Los Angeles

Vietnamese Weddings in the U.S. are a magnificent culmination of historic and contemporary traditions. Everything from the Vietnamese Wedding Dress, the Ao Dai, to the …

Learn Vietnamese online with common Vietnamese conversation (Part 2)

by Jen Ary @ Vietnamese University

[Learn Vietnamese online] You are standing at Vietnamese conversation.   Vietnamese conversation below will help you learn Vietnamese online more easily. Hội thoại 6 – Common conversation Vietnamese-English 1 (In a restaurant) Thủy: “Phong, đã khá lâu rồi không gặp nhau, bạn có khỏe không?” Thủy:… Read More

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Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures – Vietnam Motorcycle Tours

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

VIETNAM MOTORCYCLE TOURS Motorcycle tours are probably the best way to see this fascinating country without a doubt. When you are on two wheels, you see, experience, smell and live a real life. Therefore, more and more people are doing this now. We take every detail seriously, considering like we are in your position. With us, you have a choice from the widest range of motorcycle holidays or vacations in Hanoi. This also means our prices work with a very wide budget range depending on the type of bike and tour you book. Our goal is to offer the best quality of services and show YOU a REAL VIETNAM. Below are three different motorbike tour packages we provide, all run by the professional staff and guides. 1. Fully Guided Motorcycle Adventures This is best for riders who want to experience Vietnam without worrying about things on the road. You ride while we work! [ More details ] 2. Semi-guided Motorbike Tours (Bikes & Guide) If you want more flexibility and freedom then take this. Our guide will take care of routing, timing, bike repairs, and reservation. You just choose and pay what you want to spend. [ More details ] 3. Self-guided Motorbike And Motor-scooter Vacation (Bike Rentals) Manage everything on your own while riding is part of the fun for adventure-born riders. Rent our motorbikes and challenge yourselves. At least you have to be at the intermediate level, not novice riders or beginners. [ More details ] Our Team Offroad Vietnam office is right in the heart of the Old Quarter in Hanoi, the country’s capital city, in North Vietnam. Run and owned by two Vietnamese motorcycle enthusiasts since December 2006, founder Anh Wu has been working in responsible tourism for the past 20 years and co-owner Tony Nguyen who has been leading motorbike tours for over 10 years and knows every corner of Vietnam. Unlike other operators, both of us have an extensive understanding of our Honda bikes and work on the bikes ourselves. Office staff speaks very good English and is quick with email responses. Our services were highly recommended in the Lonely Planet 2009 & 2012 edition as well as many international magazines, newspapers, travel books etc. about motorcycling in Asia. Please click here for more information. Let’s roll, get it wild and ride snaking roads first hand! Last but not least, we support local business and communities through guided and semi-guided motorcycle excursions by bringing groups to local finest restaurants, hotels, and homestays. This contributes directly your Dollars to aid poor families, eating delicacies and hotels to improve the life of local people in remote areas which few tourism activities exist. Come and give a supporting hand together with us. Why Offroad Vietnam? Our services were highly recommended in the Lonely Planet 2009 & 2012 edition as well as many international magazines, newspapers, travel books etc. about motorcycling in Asia. Please click here for more information. Let’s rev up & hit the road, get it wild and ride snaking roads first hand! Offroad Vietnam Motorcycle Tours offers you a tour of a lifetime. No matter what your riding experience is, there’s always a solution to our riding lesson to help you confident with Vietnamese scary traffic. Offroad Vietnam Motorcycle Tours is 100% Vietnamese owned, managed and operated which means all your money stays in Vietnam. Our price options are flexible and work with different budgets, starting from at least 15$US/day. We believe in putting the money back into the Vietnamese community. We are the first and original tour operator in North Vietnam running our own Japanese Honda high capacity bikes. If you want to experience a bike tour that you will never forget then this is the right place for you. How We Ride Vietnam is an exciting, interesting, dynamic and colourful place that has no equal. Steeped in history, it is not only beautiful (with lush tropical forests and beautiful beaches to breathtaking mountain areas abundant in wildlife in the Central and North areas) but rich in ways that must be experienced to be appreciated. For the first time, it is now possible to see this vibrant country on an amazing Motorcycle Group Tour with Road bikes, Dirt bikes, and Scooters. We currently offer several tour packages of up to 6 bikes per guide with our own fleet of 110cc – 250cc from just one day to say, as long as you want to ride. We are more than happy to discuss ‘Custom-Made’ tours for groups of 4 or more. Veterans tours are most welcome.

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Leave the Chinese Out of Chinese New Year

by Ly Nguyen @ Ly Nguyen

This is the time of the year where millions of people are celebrating the Year of the Horse. Families have cleaned and decorated their homes from top to bottom, altars have been constructed, special New Year’s meals have been cooked and consumed. Everybody is doing whatever they can to ward away evil spirits. Traditions run deep during these celebrations. But there is one tradition I want you to break…please take “Chinese” out of Chinese New Year.

Greeting – Learn how to say hello in Vietnamese

by Jen Ary @ Vietnamese University

To say Hello and Goodbye in Vietnamese is very easy. We can study one word for all: “Chào”. But belong to your position, you need learn to know how to use right way in each situation. When Vietnamese people meet each other, they use “chào”… Read More

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Mom's Banh Tet & Vietnamese New Year Traditions & Superstitions

Mom's Banh Tet & Vietnamese New Year Traditions & Superstitions


Bites & Bourbon

Pretty red envelopes filled with money given to us by my parents for good fortune :) The money given is always crisp and should be sequential, if possible. Because the money given is special to me, I never spend it and leave it as is in the envelopes as a keepsake.   I grew up believing that the fir

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