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About 6.6% of Viet Nam's population of about 97,000,000, or 6.4 million people, are Catholic. While most are in central and southern Viet Nam, there are still some in the North. Most Vietnamese identify themselves as Buddhist. This photo was taken in Hà Đông, an urban district in the southwestern part of of Hà Nội. … Continue reading Catholicism in Viet Nam
Sometimes, the truth hurts but it's also useful in solving problems, both individual and societal. You know the expression, "The first step in solving a problem is recognizing there is one." Here are two key paragraphs from this 7 October Reuters piece about Hanoi's recent and cyclical air pollution problem and some misguided attempts to … Continue reading Air quality app under ‘coordinated attack’ in Vietnam amid heavy Hanoi smog
Vietnam is the fourth-largest contributor to marine plastic pollution globally, a 2015 study by the University of Georgia showed. I took the above photo during a recent trip to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994 and one of the natural wonders of the world. While the water is often described as … Continue reading Keep Viet Nam Beautiful! Gìn giữ Việt Nam tươi đẹp!
The Powerful Spirit of Vietnam (slogan of the VinFast Lux SA20 Turbo, which will set you back about 1.5 billion VND ($64,602 USD) I saw my first VinFast car! Here's an excerpt from the "About Us" section of the VinFast website: VinFast is a private automotive startup backed by VinGroup - Vietnam’s largest conglomerate. This allows … Continue reading My First VinFast
Here's an informative article from the September 2019 issue of Vietnam Economic Times about the growth of private education in Viet Nam. The introductory paragraph should whet your appetite for more, assuming you have at least a casual interest in this topic. The International School @ ParkCity Hanoi (ISPH) will officially welcome hundreds of students to study … Continue reading Education investment catching attention
Hot off the digital press, a retrospective view of the passing of the legendary Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap, who died six years ago this Friday at the age of 102 in Hanoi. Click on the image to read the article in its entirety. Here are two photos that will appear in the forthcoming Vietnamese … Continue reading Reflections on the passing of General Giap and the end of an era