Which country is better to visit for first-time tourist: Vietnam or Cambodia? We summarize key differences and similarities between the two countries.
Vietnamese mooncakes are a thick, dense, hearty sweet-bean cake with a doughy exterior. They are eaten only around the Mid-Autumn festival.
Key facts and tips about the major Vietnamese holiday Mid-Autumn Festival: origins, what to do as a tourist, when to buy souvenirs and mooncakes.
Vietnam has 54 ethnic groups, and over a 100 spoken languages, some with less than 1000 people left. The “Kinh” are the dominant 86% majority group.
From tips on coded-language, to how to sit in a business meeting, to proper gifts for the Tet holidays — we decode the Vietnamese business culture
From who eats first, to chopsticks faux-pas: 24 tips. rules, do’s and don’ts about dining in Vietnam for expats.
What does “Bích Phúc Đạt” mean in Vietnamese? Expats and tourists can learn Vietnamese via its funny (& naughty) sounding names.
Fortune tellers are very important in Vietnamese society — from marriage to business to land. Here was our experience, the good and bad
The Vietnamese do ritualistic burning of paper-simulacra as a way to send gifts to their dead relatives. The fire and smoke are portals to the spirit-realm.
Does Vietnam hate the USA? Most Americans are suprised that Vietnam tops the PEW Research lists of countries who favour the USA.
Big Five studies show that Thai culture is more open and laid-back, while Vietnamese culture is more hard-working and more anxious.
Vietnam has many Buddhists, Christians and atheists, but the main religion is a type of ancestor worship plus huge set of superstitions.
Why are the tables and chairs so tiny in Vietnam? The reasons speak to Vietnam’s interesting economic history and entrepreneurial spirit.
The meaning, pronunciation, and history behind Vietnam’s most popular family, such as Nguyễn, Ngô, Hồ, Trần, Dương and more, including Audio.
From Ninja Burkas, to burning paper iPhones, we discuss fun facts about modern Vietnamese culture, such as: its 54 ethnic groups, quirky superstitions, interesting linguistic habits, and their love of side-hustled.
Vietnam is steeped in superstition. For example, seeing a pregnant woman can be bad luck, while seeing a funeral is good luck. Learn how Vietnamese think about luck.