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ROK province sets up representative office in Vietnam

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

It is not an organization that is legally allowed to do business or generate earnings. For these purposes, the Province would need to open a cooperation, joint stock company or establish a joint venture. The Gyeongbuk region is home to 5.5 million people and over 13% of the nation’s manufacturers including global conglomerates Samsung, LG, […]

US Vice President Mike Pence visits Israel

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

US Vice President Mike Pence (Source: EPA/VNA) Mr. Pence flew into Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport from Jordan on a US military plane, after visiting US troops on the Syrian border. Vice President Pence was welcomed at the airport by Israel’s Tourism Minister Yariv Levin and US Envoy to Israel David Friedman. Israeli police have completed […]

Sapa-Y Ty Scenic Motorbike Loop

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Sapa's dramatic mountainous landscape continues north of town, via Y Ty Village, all the way to the Chinese border. Several small roads penetrate deep into steep, terraced valleys & climb high above ferocious rivers creating a scenic loop.... Continue reading

‘We can win’: The Korean coach and Vietnam’s football team ahead of AFC U23 semis

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

During the final minutes of Vietnam’s last two matches at the AFC U23 Championship, head coach Park Hang-seo was virtually invisible. The nerves and tension surrounding the games had become too much for the South Korean coach to take. Images of Park burying his face behind the technical area are not easy to forget, especially […]

Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Bánh Khọt are delicious gems: crispy discs of rice flour batter & coconut milk, fried until they’re crunchy on the outside but moist on the inside, then wrapped in herbs & dipped in a sweet-spicy sauce. Here are 7 places to eat bánh khọt in Vũng Tàu... Continue reading

Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Hải Đăng is a simple, local, informal vegetarian restaurant in Saigon's Binh Thanh District. The sheer variety and freshness of vegetable dishes on offer (not just tofu and 'fake meat') sets it apart from other Vietnamese vegetarian eateries in the city.... Continue reading

Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Covering nearly 200km of completely empty beach, coastal back-roads lead from the old imperial capital of Hue to the beach city of Dong Hoi. Scattered with thousands of traditional-style tombs, this coastal region is rarely explored by foreign visitors... Continue reading

 Le Mouvement des jeunes pour UNIR et plusieurs OSC, en partenariat pour le bien-être de la jeunesse togolaise (AfreePress) | Niooz.fr

Le Mouvement des jeunes pour UNIR et plusieurs OSC, en partenariat pour le bien-être de la jeunesse togolaise (AfreePress) | Niooz.fr


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Le Mouvement des jeunes pour UNIR (MJU) a échangé samedi 20 janvier dernier avec plusieurs organisations de la société civile togolaise. Cette rencontre,...

Vietnam’s new national educational program faces teacher, facility problems

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Major problems related to the number of teachers and to the inadequacy of learning facilities before new textbooks are to be introduced in the next six years were discussed in an educational teleconference organized by the People’s Committee in Hanoi last week. The purpose of the meeting on January 20 was to confer on the […]

Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Just a couple hours' drive from Saigon, Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa has improved it's facilities and aesthetics in recent years: it's now a lush, relaxing and satisfying retreat from the city.... Continue reading

Vietnam wants closer defence training cooperation with India

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

Senior Lieutenant General Pham Ngoc Minh, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the VPA, made the affirmation at a reception in Hanoi on May 29 for Major General Anil Dere, who is leading a delegation from the Indian National Defence University to Vietnam. Cooperation in personnel training is one of the ways to promote […]

HCM City Party Committee Secretary visits Vientiane

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

At the event (Source: VNA)   Vientiane (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City has been doing its best to deepen ties with Vientiane, making practical contributions to traditional friendship and special solidarity between Vietnam and Laos, said Secretary of the municipal Party’s Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan.  He made the statement during talks in Vientiane on January […]

Sgt. Robert Bales and multiple tours of duty: How many is too many?

Sgt. Robert Bales and multiple tours of duty: How many is too many?


The Christian Science Monitor

Twenty percent of active-duty Army troops are on at least their third tour of duty to a war zone. Sgt. Robert Bales, suspected of slaying 17 Afghan civilians, was one. Here's what's known about the dangers of repeated deployments.

PM Phuc arrives in New York

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

He will attend a conference where he will meet local businesses, deliver a speech at the Global Heritage Fund, and meet representatives of the Vietnamese community in the US. Over the past years, the US has become one of the leading trade partners of Vietnam, with bilateral trade increasing by about 20 percent each year. […]

Vietnam plays key role in India’s relations with ASEAN: VNese Ambassador

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

 Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh (Photo: H.H) Ambassador Ton Sinh Thanh talked to the Vietnam News Agency about the upcoming visit by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to India to attend the India-ASEAN Summit and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the India-ASEAN Dialogue Partnership. The event coincides with the 69 th anniversary […]

Mike PENCE : Tournée sous tension au Proche-Orient

by kongoTIMES! @ KongoTimes.info – La Force d'Informer

Initialement prévu fin décembre, ce déplacement avait été repoussé après la décision unilatérale du président Trump sur Jérusalem, un choix qui a rompu avec des décennies de diplomatie américaine et avec le consensus de la communauté internationale sur cette question épineuse du conflit israélo-palestinien. Cette fois, malgré la persistance des crispations doublée d’un contexte politique …

The Coast Road: Saigon to Hoi An & Beyond

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Thanks to new coastal roads, it's now possible to ride from Saigon to Hoi An, and beyond to Dong Hoi, following the coast all the way & avoiding the busy main artery of Highway 1 for the vast majority of the route. This is a salty, sunny, sandy & scenic road trip.... Continue reading

Liberty Central Hotel, Nha Trang

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Liberty Central Nha Trang is a contemporary, stylish, high-rise hotel just a block from the beach. Featuring elegant, minimalist decor, extraordinary sea views, rooftop bar & its own section of beach, Liberty Central is a solid place to stay in Nha Trang.... Continue reading

President greets Mongolian top legislator

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

President Tran Dai Quang greets Chairman of the Mongolian Parliament Miyegombo Enkhbold in Hanoi (Photo: VNA) The State leader lauded the Mongolian top legislator’s visit to Vietnam and attendance at the 26th Asia-Pacific Parliament Forum (APPF-26) which took place in Hanoi from January 18-21, expressing his belief that the visit will contribute to strengthening and […]

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Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A small crescent of toast-gold sand lined with coconut palms & casuarina trees, Bãi Rạng Beach is squeezed between two rocky bluffs, 15km south of Quy Nhon. It's still a local, working beach & remains undeveloped.... Continue reading

Con Dao Islands

Con Dao Islands


Vietnam Coracle

Once a brutal penal colony, set up by the French colonial administration, today the superb beaches and rugged terrain of the Con Dao Islands is starting to attract attention. The prisons are preserved as a national memorial, but they are in stark contrast to the beauty of this archipelago. Continue reading →

Vietnam international visitor figures down for May

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

According to data provided by the General Statistics Office, the number of international arrivals dropped significantly by 9% tallying in at 972,000 for May, the first month this year the numbers fell below one million. There were 1.2 million more inbound travellers this year through May versus the same period in 2016 for a cumulative […]

Lasenta Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A comfortable & aesthetically pleasing synthesis of the exotic & the familiar, the modern & the traditional, and Asian & European elements, Lasenta Boutique Hotel is yet another addition to Hoi An's list of excellent value, mid-range accommodation... Continue reading

Saigon to Hanoi: A Food Diary

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

On a recent road trip between Saigon & Hanoi I made a record of some of the meals I ate along the way, to try and illustrate the variety of food available, and what a delight it is to eat your way from one end of the country to the other... Continue reading

Wanna visit Hanoi after seeing this CNN ad? This survey bets you will

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

TV commercials aired by U.S. broadcaster CNN have been introducing Hanoi to people around the world for the past year, sparking an interest in travel to Vietnam’s capital. The network started airing two commercials featuring the best of the 1,000-year-old capital in early March last year as part of a $2 million tourism deal with Hanoi. […]

Vietnam’s aquatic product exports hit US$2.8 billion

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

The US, Japan, China and the Republic of Korea were leading importers of Vietnamese aquatic products, which accounted for 53.5% of the country’s export value. Also in May, Vietnam imported US$87 million worth of aquatic products, raising the five-month figure to US$508 million, up 28% year on year. According to the ministry, processing enterprises have […]

European firms stay positive on Vietnam’s business climate

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

The index hit 78, seven points below the fourth quarter of 2016, but this does not mean that businesses are under alert or will not continue to explore such a high-potential economy as Vietnam, said EuroCham Chairman Jens Ruebbert. The survey showed most businesses (90%) are either maintaining or increasing their investments in Vietnam, adding […]

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