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A good luck wish for the New Year  

A good luck wish for the New Year

New Year decoration at a shopping mall in Hanoi
Tết 2015 in Hanoi (the Year of the Goat)

February 18th 2015
It has been six years since my last Tết (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) celebration in Hanoi as I often traveled in other cities of Vietnam and abroad during the holiday. This year we have a long holiday (9 days) so it is a good chance for our family reunion. I spent the week before Tết learning to drive a car. This was a new experience for me and I really enjoyed learning this new skill. I found ... read more
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Vietnamese Flag 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
19th February 2015

Good luck!
Good luck in the Year of the Goat and in the year of driving. Driving is so scary when you first learn or when there is a lot of traffic. I learned to drive in my small town, and was so scared when I drove in a big city. I can't imagine driving in Hanoi--you were very brave. I think after that, you can drive with confidence anywhere in the world. Happy New Year with your family!

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