Stories about Vietnam from September, 2005
Vietnam: Spice up your expat life
Bored in a Vietnamese city on a Friday night? Try wandering around bars pretending to be Michael Caine, writes Friskodude.
Vietnam: The East is Punk
Coming across an array of punk-style badges in a Saigon market, NoodlePie wonders if the Vietnamese equivalent of Johnny Rotten will finally come and liberate his ears from indigenous pop music.
Vietnam: Organic vegetables
Noodlepie signs up for, and reviews, an organic vegetable delivery service run by a company called Organik Vietnam.
Vietnam: Travel Advisory
The impending visit of Our Man in Hanoi‘s parents prompts him to write a letter to visitors to Vietnam: “The first thing you have to realize is — nothing is what it seems.”
Vietnam: Street vendors
Vietnamese God has some fun photos of the “walking clothes shops” of Northern Vietnam.
Singapore, Vietnam: Mooncake Shopping
Glimpses of the Mid-Autumn Festival in countries where the leaves do not change color: Shopping for mooncakes in Singapore and Vietnam.
Vietnam: A Part of the World
Noodlepie translates a few entries in the contest for Vietnamtourism's new slogan, which is on until Sept. 30. One of them: “Vietnam – A Part of the World.”
Pastor Quang was released on August 30 as part of the National Day amnesty, but evangelist Thach remains in prison
Freedom of Speech News
The latest developments on threats to Freedom of Speech over the past week. With Reporters sans frontières China: Two cyber-dissidents put under surveillance during UN human rights visit The Chinese authorities put Liu Di, a young Internet user who was imprisoned for a year in 2002-2003, and Liu Xiaobo, a...