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Far from mass tourism


The Con Dao archipelago lies in the South China Sea, about 185 kilometers from the town of Vung Tau. It consists of the main island Con Son, where Cỏ Ong airport is, and the main town, also called Con Dao, as well as 15 other small islands and even smaller...

High Season for Tour Operators


The times they are a changin’! A few years ago it would have been unimaginable for most Vietnamese to spend the New Year Tết somewhere else in the privacy of their home. But the festival is traditionally celebrated in the family circle, and serves primarily to honor the ancestors who...

The lunar New Year is coming (Tết ơi, Tết sắp đến rồi!!!!!)


Yet another year is almost over. Preparations for the (Lunar) New Year are already running at full speed. Tết, the lunar New Year Festival, is by far the most important festival in Vietnam. It is, to compare with German holidays, like Christmas, New Year, Easter and Whitsunday together in one...