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Traditional Charm

Hang Trong paintings ­– a traditional style of folk art that originated in central Hanoi – depict four maidens dressed in wooden clogs, quai thao hats, ao yem halter tops and graceful four-paneled tunics...
Fathers of the Confederation on the steps of Government House in Charlottetown, one of the most famous photos in Canadian history. Sir John A Mcdonald, Canada’s 1st Prime Minister sitting down in the middle of the photo with George-Étienne Cartier standing next to him on his right.

Celebrating Canada 150

Photos and Text by Vincent Lê Hoàng Long The making of Canada in Charlottetown, PEI 2017 is a very special year as Canada will celebrate its 150th birthday on July 1st.   Until 1867, there was no...

Tet Calligraphy Gifts

Photos and text: Cong Dat For the Vietnamese, the lunar new year is an important time to express desires and wishes. A typical feature of the country’s culture at this time of year is the...

Hang Luoc Flower Market

Photos and text: Cong Dat Hang Luoc Flower Market takes place over seven days, starting from the 23rd day of the last lunar month of the year. This is a traditional flower market, one of...

Yellow Apricot Blossoms

In Ho Chi Minh City, during the three-day Tet holiday, every family, rich or poor, has at least one branch of yellow apricot blossoms (the plant belongs to the family Ocnaceae) representing hope for...
Proverb Of The Month – Sức Khỏe Là Vàng.

Proverb of the Month – Sức Khỏe Là Vàng.

Literal Translation: Health is gold. English Equivalent: The greatest wealth is health. - Virgil In East and Southeast Asian culture, as one year ends and another begins, it is important to wish for good health and...

Turkey And Holiday Side That Are A Main Event

Foodies across the country are beginning to shake off recipes that call for fussy, hard to find ingredients. Instead, they are looking for products that are home grown and full of natural flavour. A...

Christmas Around the World

Christmas is the second most widely celebrated holiday in the world second only to New Year’s. Although Christmas originated as a Christian celebration, today, non-Christians are increasingly participating in the holiday festivities. Follow us...

Proverb of the Month – Của Ít Lòng Nhiều

Literal Translation: A modest gift given with all one’s heart English Equivalent: It’s the thought that counts. The holidays are a joyful season filled with special moments shared with family. Giving gifts to loved ones is...
Photo Credits - Toronto Christmas Market

Wrap Yourself in Genuine Holiday Spirit

If you want to get into the holiday mood, there’s no better place to go than the historic Distillery District for the annual Toronto Christmas Market. Victorian-era Gooderham and Worts buildings provide a Charles...