VDay kissing contest in Hai Phong banned last wknd as “inappropriate.” Urinating in public streets remains no problem. http://ow.ly/3XbYO
Vietnam’s limp dong is great news for expats! (Does that pun never get old or are we just far too easily amused?) http://ow.ly/3VoM6
Hilariously serious breakdown of the quality of the, um, cuisine at new Carl’s Jr. in SGN. http://bit.ly/hPnkBO
Backstreet Boys playing Saigon two weeks before Bob Dylan. Bizzare cosmic joke or sign of the impending apocalypse? http://ow.ly/3Vozx
VN students who row across a reservoir to get to school. (Note caveman-ish caption: “Many girls can row very well.”) http://ow.ly/3V6YH
Must read: travel contributor at the Telegraph pens a splendid piece about xing the street in Hanoi. http://ow.ly/3V6Uv
Gearing up for a 7-day post-Tet tour to Nha Trang departing Monday with eight guests from four countries. Weather: 29 & fine.
Hard to believe, but Bob freaking Dylan will officially be performing at RMIT University in Saigon on April 15. Troi oi.
RT @hikevietnam Many restaurants in #HCMC are still closed for #Tet, but tomorrow is a lucky day for shops to reopen for business.
Vietnam rebrands itself, ditching old slogan “Vietnam: the Hidden Charm” for newfangled version: “A Different Orient.” http://ow.ly/3TDCR
CNN offers up a bluffer’s guide to pretending you’ve traveled through Asia. Inspired. http://ow.ly/3SUU9
AP visits Hanoi, finds it “lurching into the 21st century with a swirl of unfettered street capitalism & Communist hype” http://ow.ly/3SUp6
The Vietnamese Sandwich | Banh Mi in America →
The New York Times Magazine today pulls out all the stops for a love-letter of a feature article on one of Vietnam’s humblest, most iconic menu items: the ubiquitous banh mi sandwich. The gist of the article is some goatee-stroking over where in America one can find the tastiest, most authentic versions of this traditional street fare, noting that distict regional variations can be found...
RT @DestSaigon: noodlies tv: this is what Viet pigs ear salad tastes like http://bit.ly/gsHcQe