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The Desert Fish

Salvation and Redemption: Key Themes of Asian Films at Cinequest 2014

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,255]

Now in its 24th year, the Cinequest Film Festival, held annually in San Jose, Calif., once again presents an impressive and eclectic array of independent films from all over the world. Each year,...

Destinations: India | Turkey | Iran | Cambodia | Vietnam | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Adventure | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | Ancient History
Tours of the Heart

A Veteran and his wife find Peace and Purpose in Vietnam

Elaine Head - lainsie1 [220]

Back to Vietnam: Tours of the Heart is a memoir written in two voices. This literary duet sweeps the reader back through the battle-torn history of beautiful, bewildering Vietnam and across the now...

Destinations: Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Food | Travel | People | Working Abroad | Religion | War & Conflict
Goldfish Go Home

Strangers in Strange Lands at Cinequest 2013

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,255]

Now in its 23rd year, the Cinequest Film Festival, held annually in San Jose, Calif., once again presents an eclectic array of independent films from all over the world.

Destinations: India | Japan | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | People | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | For Kids | War & Conflict
Mama cooks our dinner on an open fire in Pac Ngoi, Ba Be National Park, Vietnam

Off the Beaten Track

Elaine Head - lainsie1 [220]

One of the benefits of spending time annually in Vietnam is that we can get off the beaten tourist track and experience the Vietnamese people, culture, and food in authentic surroundings, without the...

Destinations: Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Food | Ecotourism
fresh beer

(Bia Hoi) " fresh beer" in Viet Nam

Cleo Nguyen - cleonguyen [406]

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Destinations: Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Food | Travel
Traditional Medicine

The Oriental Express

Robert Cambridge - rcambridge [179]

It was a dark and stormy night, and we were going to the gynecologist.

Destinations: Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Women & Travel
The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay

Book Review: The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,255]

Kim Fay's The Map of Lost Memories takes its characters and its readers into a forbidden world of political intrigue and treachery, on a death-defying mission of ecumenical proportions.

Destinations: Vietnam | Cambodia | China
Topics: Travel | Literature | Women & Travel | 20th Century History | Art | Culture | People | Religion | Ancient History | Architecture

The Eyes of Hoian

Nguyen Thi Lan - lanhqt [217]

Whenever I come to Hoian I love to see the eyes over the doors of old houses. To me they are so spiritual. They are there to welcome friendly people, but also to send away the evil spirit to protect...

Destinations: Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Literature | Women & Travel
Ho Chi Minh's residence, Hanoi.

A day visiting Uncle Ho and my new Hanoi family

David Calleja - davidcalleja [1,448]

One morning I woke up and decided to pay my respects to Ho Chi Minh, the revered father of modern Vietnam. By the day's end, I took away more treasures from the people of Hanoi.

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Travel | People | 20th Century History | Traditions | War & Conflict
The Butcher Lady

Cam Duc Market

Malcolm Arthur - cafengocmy [709]

There are few refrigerators in Cam Duc so the Market is a daily excursion for the housewife.

Destinations: Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Shopping
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