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Royal Tombs in Huế: Majestic Mysterious

Huế is one of Vietnam’s major tourist cities with its breathtaking ancient architecture and romantic natural scenery. The capital of Nguyễn from 1802 to 1945, it was also famous for this dynasty's royal tombs. Nowadays, there are seven tombs...

Áo Dài’s Timeless Beauty

If you travel on a Vietnam Airlines flight, you’ll most likely see female flight attendants dressed in a turquoise tunic top and white pants. These are a modification of Vietnamese traditional costume: áo dài. Scholars still debate on when...

Casa Loma – The House on the Hill

What do X-Men and The Handmaid’s Tale have in common? They were both shot in Casa Loma, a 64,700-square-foot castle located in midtown Toronto. Originally owned by Sir Henry Pellatt,  the monumental home was designed by his billiards buddy, celebrated...

The quest to find Vietnam’s Silk Queen Lanh My A

Back in the 50s of the last century, there would be no one throughout Six Provinces of Southern Vietnam that had not known about Lanh My A - the famous fabric of Tan Chau silk land in An Giang. “Accompanied...

Exploring The Famous Centuries-Old Bat Trang Ceramic Village

“Nga Son straw-mat, Bat Trang potteryNam Dinh fabric, Ha Dong silk.”(Literal Translation) Bat Trang Ceramic Village is located on the outskirts of Hanoi, part of Gia Lam District, and is the most popular ceramic village of Vietnam. Bat (鉢) means...

A Brief History of Phở

While most scholars agree on when phở first came about (in the early 20th century), its history remains debatable, due to the complex cultural interaction between Vietnam, China and France during the French colonial times. Despite the regional differences, Phở...

Hue Royal Tea – Vietnamese Cultural Beauty

Drinking tea is inherently a beautiful custom in Vietnamese culture. Hue royal tea is regarded as one of the most special and unique type of tea among the varieties of teas. This is because it is not only just...

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Public Daycare Workers Across Quebec to Strike For 1 Day Next Week

Workers in the province's public daycares will be walking off the job for a day next Friday. Earlier this week,...
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