On the way to work, I saw this pot by the street. The square rice cakes (Bánh chưng) were being boiled. The man who took care of the pot was sitting near the place and reading newspaper. The cakes must be boiled for 10 hours.
2009 - the Year of the Buffalo January 20th 2009 Another Tết (Vietnamese lunar new year) is coming. While Chinese people call their lunar new year 2009 "the Year of the Ox", we Vietnamese choose "the Year of the Buffalo". Vietnam is still very much an agricultural country despite the changes in our economy in recent years. The buffalo plays an important role on Vietnamese farms. A buffalo would do most of the work on Vietnamese farms while in ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
I am a Hanoi_girl who loves to travel. When working for a Japanese construction company in Hanoi, I had the chance to travel to 20 countries and to all the 63 provinces in Vietnam, including 24 trips to Huế city. Egypt, Mongolia and Nepal are my love, and other favorite countries are Australia, New Zealand, Japan, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, China (6 trips, 15 cities), Cambodia (3 trips), Brunei Darussalam, the United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Laos (3 trips), Malaysia (3 trips), Singapore and Thailand (9 trips). I have visited all the countries in South East Asia ... full info