Category Archives: Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh in London

Hồ Chí Minh, [1890-1988),   the former Vietnamese revolutionary and statesman, travelled the world as a young man working on ships. In the UK he worked at the Carlton Hotel, Regents Street, where now stands New Zealand House, and in … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Pho

A bowl of classic Vietnamese noodle soup ‘Pho’ can bring to mind the history of Vietnam,  from its French colonial days, the partition of North and South, through to the Vietnam War and the refugee boat people. Let’s eat this humble … Continue reading

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Discovering Vietnam

Vietnam put on a great cultural tour-de-force this summer.  Music, dance, song, water puppets, fashion, crafts, food. Remarkable.  

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