Vanishing Saigon

Sights, stories and secrets from Vietnam’s most dynamic city

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Good Food, Good Drink, Good Times – Oktoberfest Vietnam 2011

15 September, 2011 (10:49) | Entertainment | 1 comment

It’s that time of year when the leaves begin to turn and the winds blow colder….at least for most of the northern world. Here in Vietnam, the weather is a little less rainy and the temperature’s a few degrees cooler. But that doesn’t stop us from enjoying the traditional fall festivals. We even have our […]

Cultural and historical immersion in Saigon: Visit Cholon

29 August, 2011 (10:07) | Historical Sites | No comments

Whenever going on a tour in a foreign country, most of the time the local Chinatown is listed in the itinerary. Chinatowns can be found in almost every major city in the world, but each has its own unique identity. One of the most interesting and distinctive of which is Cholon—the Chinese district in Ho […]

The Vietnamese Wedding – A Blend of Tradition and Modernity

4 July, 2011 (15:58) | Entertainment | 1 comment

In Vietnam, a wedding is one of the most important ceremonies in a person’s life. Just as Vietnam continues to change every day, Vietnamese wedding customs have continued to change dynamically from the engagement process to the wedding day, and even ceremonies celebrating the fantastic day. Betrothal Ceremony In traditional Vietnam, children were not included […]