The love market of Vietnam

The love market of Vietnam

What would you assume a love market is? A market selling romantic gifts, or aphrodisiacs maybe? That’s what I thought it was. I’m sure some of those do exist, but this love market is different. The Khau Vai Love Market Festival is held every year on the 26th and 27th...
Vietnam’s milky breast fruit

Vietnam’s milky breast fruit

In Vietnam, you may come across a fruit you probably haven’t seen in Sainsbury’s before.  This is a Vú Sữa: Vú Sữa – it’s a type of fruit. Translated, Vú Sữa means milky breast. The fruit comes from a tropical tree native to the West Indies, but now...
Vietnamese Water Puppets

Vietnamese Water Puppets

Vietnamese water puppets – photo: chriskay Water puppetry is a Vietnamese tradition that dates back almost a thousand years. Think of it as a more refined Punch & Judy show with less shouting and a lot more water! And the band played on… – photo:...
The Perfume River of Vietnam

The Perfume River of Vietnam

Perfume River, from the air. Photo: Oscar Saunders I reckon this might be the most romantically named river ever. It certainly beats ‘The Thames’ which, by the way, is said to mean dark or wide. Dark because it’s filthy I guess. Perfume River isn’t its official name,...