Author: Mai Trang

I love Nepali-style coffee

Addicted to coffee, I always want to try the coffee flavors from any places I have a chance to pass by. And this time, not only do I like Nepali coffee, but I love the guys making coffee. One morning in Kathmandu, while waiting for the bus to Lumbini, I and Tiên – my travelmate – found a small foodstall near the bus stop. Getting in, we were surprised by the way that young man was making coffee. The foodstall in Kathmandu Among the various kinds of goods in that convenient foodstall which serves breakfasts and lunches for the passengers and...

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Five “sea things” to enjoy in Lý Sơn

Lý Sơn island, with no doubt, is an emerging beach paradise in Vietnam. Being a hot “check-in” in recent years, and at least until now, Lý Sơn is still worth adding to your bucket list – a must-visit destination for young Vietnamese, and even foreigners if they have a chance to go by Quang Ngai province. Whereas nearby islands such as Bình Ba, Bình Hưng are army areas forbidding foreigners to set foot on, Lý Sơn island is opening its door to welcome visitors from other countries. Seasick? “Yes” even if you have never suffered that feeling before in...

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Little Rat at Dong Ba Jetty

If you see a rat in your house, what will you do? You’ll chase it, kill it or try different ways to trap it? Rat – you might think the worst things about this kind of animal: dirty, smelly, destructive. I had also thought of it as the most terrible thing in this world, until yesterday. As usual, with my two best friends: strong Jett mountain bike and lovely Fujifilm camera, I went along Dong Ba Jetty, trying to hunt some photos for the weekend. While shooting the boats, I happened to see a very lovely rat. The Rat...

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Last dinner’s leftover

Have you ever tried last night’s dinner for breakfast? Then you should. Actually people of my age used to more than 30 years ago. Back then, most of Vietnamese people never considered breakfast a main meal of the day. They only cared what to eat for lunch, dinner or supper. When I was a student of the 90s of the previous century, breakfast was a luxurious meal that I never had. That was the reason why I, and many other people, suffered stomachache, which I still have to live with until now. As breakfast was something we didn’t think about,...

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I lost my soul in Hang Va

Back from a great trekking trip to a brand-new cave named Hang Va, one of hundreds of caves in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, I left my soul somewhere in the cave. My mind keeps thinking about the magic stalagmites growing up from the ground. I couldn’t believe such an extraordinary cave has been existing in this world. The magic stalagmites in Hang Va I heard about Hang Va via a few online articles written by some reporters following the British expedition team to Hang Va. I was really excited when seeing the photos taken by Ryan...

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