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A barbershop on the streets of Hanoi

The Streets of Hanoi

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

Crossing the street in Hanoi is an act of faith and an experience you won't ever forget.

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Travel | Adventure | 20th Century History | Traditions | Ecotourism | Culture | Food | Economy | People | Fashion | Shopping | For Kids | Architecture

Ao Dai: the National Costume

Claire Ellis - cellis [318]

A lasting impression for any visitor to Vietnam is the beauty of the women dressed in their ao dai s. Girls dressed in white pick their way through muddy streets going home from school or sail by in a...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Fashion
Along with the graceful silk ao dai, the non has become a sort of informal Vietnamese national symbol recognized worldwide.

The Non: National Headgear and Symbol of Vietnam

Steven K. Bailey - sbailey [7,455]

In my travels I've noticed that every country has its own national headgear. The United States has the baseball cap, of course, and England the London bobby's helmet. Greece has the fisherman's hat,...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Fashion

Shopping for Silk in Hanoi

Sarah Tilton - stilton [1,727]

My first experience with Vietnamese silk was in 1990 on a visit to Hanoi. I had admired a friend's ao dai, the traditional Vietnamese fitted tunic over flowing pants, and asked my friend for the name...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Travel | Fashion | Shopping
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