The Southern Truc Lam Zen Monastery in Can Tho

“Mingling with the atmospherics and the dust of a mundane life, Trúc Lâm Zen Monastery (Thiền viện Trúc Lâm) still seems to cover itself with grace and peace. Pure and simple, that is all it has when the image comes to mind. It coincides with the life of the city, and contemplates the succeeding of numerous generations in Cần Thơ, growing and returning to dust.

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Street Vendors in Hanoi

“Street vendors, wonder since what time or age they have become a kind of “mental treat”, a part of Vietnamese souls, beath and that cannot-be-replaced culture given away by our ancestors. Those bamboo frames holding with two big baskets carrying from small fruits to huge pots of rib congee have been the daily bread of their whole life. A beautiful culture also means a cruel reality. Whenever a street vendor appears, it also represents an encumbrance of someone as they are carrying the life of their whole families on their skinny shoulders and walk from day to night. Continue reading Street Vendors in Hanoi

Adventurous and Unique Ideas for the Saigon Backpacker

I lived and worked in Saigon for nearly eight months and during my time in the city, I found myself in many unforeseen, bizarre, and unique situations. Sometimes I looked for them, but many other times my adventures unfolded independent of my doing. They became some of the most memorable parts of my time in Vietnam.
Today I want to show you how to engineer these adventures for yourself. To do this it will take a bit of courage, but with an open-mind you will make some very unique memories.
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