Basic Vietnamese phrases, with pronunciation, for activities, food, transportation and the days of the week. Pleasantries English Pronunciation Vietnamese Yes yaa vâng No khong không Maybe cawtey có thể You’re Welcome kohng sao doh không sao đâu No Thank You yaa khong, kam un không cảm ơn Hello seen chow xin chào Goodbye tam byet […]
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Hanoi is the capital city, while the currency is Dong Vietnam has a population of over 85 million We have one of the lowest unemployment rates among all developing countries. Vietnam has a literacy rate of 94%. Potbelly pigs are kept as pets in Vietnam. The Vietnamese language has six different tones. A change in […]
Hanoi is a city full of character – and there’s no better time to see it than in the early morning. Wake up and get swept up in the buzz during the morning rush. Enjoy the energetic people of the capital’s residents performing their morning exercise routines on the shores of Hoan Kiem Lake. Maybe […]
Upon arrival at Noi Bai you may find the airport lacking in character, but the drive from the airport to Hanoi is rich with charming and interesting sights. So many people wearing conical hats! Farmers toil in rice fields, their backbreaking work aided only by a wooden plough and some oxen. And you never know […]
Many people are interested in the wildlife of Vietnam and traditional ways of life. Others are enchanted by the elegant, bustling cities of modern Vietnam. While Vietnamese culture and history offer endless fascinating possibilities to the world traveler, the natural environment of Vietnam is just as rich and unique. The diverse geography of Vietnam, which […]
In June 2007 I contacted several travel agencies to plan a return trip to Vietnam. I put together a group of ten Marines in total that had served together in India Company 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in 1966.