Vietnam

7 Remote Destinations Best Seen From a Cruise Ship

Sometimes, it's nice to leave the legwork to the professionals, especially when you're heading far, far away to places like Norway's Svalbard Archipelago or Indonesia's Gili Islands. Better yet, you can pull off some of these remote itineraries in a week or less.

Ho Chi Minh City

Today is the busiest day in UK air traffic history – here's what it looks like

More than 8,800 flights will leave or enter UK airspace on July 21, making it a record day for British skies.<p>The day after the schools break up for summer is annually the busiest day for air traffic, but the peak period stretches across July and August. NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air …

Aviation

AFC Futsal Championship: Al Rayyan, Chonburi Blue Wave & Naft Al-Wasat post wins

The Qatari, Thai and Iraqi clubs posted wins in the AFC Futsal Championships being held in the in Ho Chi Minh City.<p>Here is the recap from Day 2 in the 2017 AFC Futsal Championship which is currently taking place in Ho Chi Minh City.<p><b>GROUP B: Al Rayyan (QAT) 2-1 Vamos FC (IDN)</b><p>Al Rayyan secured a …

Ho Chi Minh City

Is Over-Tourism Threatening Vietnam's Sapa?

<i>By Dana Filek-Gibson</i><p>Heading back from So’s village, there is only one way into Sapa, and one way out.<p>A taxi picks us up from the roadside along Route 152, tracing the zigzagged strip of asphalt running through the valley. So, a H'mong woman and our tour guide, has spent the better part of the day …

Ho Chi Minh City

Tropical Storm Capsizes Freighter, Drives Four Aground

Last weekend, four ships went aground and one capsized as tropical storm Talas swept ashore at Cua Lo, Vietnam. The small coal carrier VTB 26 was …

Tropical Storm

A Guide to Vietnam’s 9 Best Destinations

Vietnam is a long, narrow country that snakes its way down the eastern shores of the Asian continent. Within the last few decades, it has emerged …

Halong Bay

The Lying Will Now Be Smoother and More Telegenic

Out on the weekend, where the press sec is out of a job.<p><i>(Permanent Musical Accompaniment To The Last Post Of The Week By The Blog's Favourite Living Canadian)</i><p>There are two things I decline to do about the departure of Sean Spicer from behind his White House podium: 1) Care, and 2) Sympathize.<p>As to …

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Trump Spokeswoman 'Not Sure' If He Regrets Trashing John McCain's Military Record

But he sends "well wishes" to the senator newly diagnosed with brain cancer.<p>WASHINGTON ― White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders couldn’t say Thursday if President Donald Trump regrets belittling the military record of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) because he was captured during the Vietnam War.<p>…

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Vietnam's War on Pollution Hits Supplier to Uniqlo

<b>HANOI, Vietnam</b> — Vietnamese villagers blockading a textile plant that serves global fashion brands are seeking the permanent closure of the factory due to pollution concerns, highlighting a growing readiness in Vietnam to campaign over environmental issues.<p>Hundreds of people from Hai Duong, 50 km …

South-east Asia

Vietnam's Drinkers Are Giving the World's Top Brewers Beer Goggles - Bloomberg

Ho Chi Minh called alcohol a poison peddled by French imperialists. Half a century later in the Vietnamese city that bears the revolutionary …

Beer

Thailand vs. Vietnam: Which Is a Better Vacation Destination for You?

Chao Phraya River/OysterPlanning a trip to Southeast Asia and torn between Thailand and Vietnam? We don't blame you. Thailand, nicknamed the "Land of …

Ho Chi Minh City

BBC World Service - Witness, US Psychological Warfare in Vietnam

During the Vietnam war, the US army's Psychological Operations, or PSYOP, teams were deployed to battle communist Viet Cong guerillas and the North Vietnamese Army. Their goal was to try to weaken the enemy's willingness to fight. They used a variety of methods including playing spooky "Wandering …

South-east Asia

World Cup of Tennis put on hold for at least a year

LONDON -- The International Tennis Federation is putting off its proposal for a World Cup of Tennis Finals for another year.<p>The ITF said last month …

Ho Chi Minh City

Could an AI Shoot the Same Photo as You?

Could (or would) an AI (artificial intelligence) shoot the same photo as you?<p>The photo you’re gonna take… could Google Street View make the same …

Hanoi

Why Washington and Republicans Need John McCain

His stature, his candor and his bravery have made him essential in the age of Trump.

John McCain

Countries Where You Can Make the Most Bank Teaching English

Let’s say you want to travel abroad -- for years, even -- but you don’t want to drain your bank account or leave any huge gaps on your resume. Let’s …

Ho Chi Minh City

Young photo of John McCain goes viral, prompts outpouring of support

John McCain, the Vietnam veteran and U.S. Republican senator, has been diagnosed with a particularly aggressive type of brain tumour, according to his office.<p>Numerous personalities from the whole political spectrum voiced their support for the Arizona Republican, who competed against Barack Obama …

John McCain

Vietnam Follows Taiwan Among Asia's Most Progressive on LGBT Rights

Vietnam is once again making headlines abroad as one of the most LGBT-friendly countries on the Asian continent.<p>Just two weeks after Singapore’s heavily restricted pride celebration, Pink Dot 2017, Vietnam’s LGBT scene has returned to the spotlight for its inclusive nature and progressiveness.<p>While …

Ho Chi Minh City

Why bear bile is extracted and how Vietnam is planning to crack down on the practice

Although bile farms are outlawed in Vietnam since 1992, many farms still capture and cage the bears.<p>In a bid to end the bear bile trade, Vietnam has …

South-east Asia

How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland

The Yippies’ takeover did not quite go to plan.<p>Disneyland operates every day of the year, from 8:00 a.m. until midnight. The almost-always open gates …

Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam’s Tourism and Fishing Industries Drown in Waste

<i>Plastic pollution, largely from Asia, chokes the world’s oceans.</i><p>Clouds darken the sky off of Vietnam’s southern coast, in the Mekong delta. Photo © …

Halong Bay

VTN Architects designs pop-up green facade for Bamboo House in a narrow site of Vietnam

<b>A four-storey residential building expresses itself with green-filled pop-up facade in a narrow site of Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam - designed by</b> <b>Vo Trong</b> …

South-east Asia

Taiwan says seven nationals detained in Cambodia for telecom fraud

TAIPEI: Cambodia has detained seven Taiwan nationals suspected of running a telecoms scam, the self-ruled island said on Thursday, adding that it is …

Ho Chi Minh City

BUILD SANDCASTLES!

Dear friend, let us thank God we’re alive.<p>Ok, regardless of your religious or spiritual affiliation, it fucking rocks to be alive.<p>Nobody knows …

Ho Chi Minh City

A Short History of Saigon

Despite being at opposite ends of the same country, a country boasting thousands of years of civilization, the history of Hanoi and Saigon couldn’t …

Ho Chi Minh City

Interaction Design & iOS Design: Dribbble Redesign Concept

You know how we feel about redesigns on ABDZ right? It's always a good thing to take a look at them and see what was the general thinking behind each …

Ho Chi Minh City

This is the most profitable job you can do from home

Fancy quitting your day job?<p>If you’re a homeowner with a spare bedroom that’s currently filled with suitcases, miscellaneous filing and the odd piece …

Ho Chi Minh City

How to Train Your Eyes

Your most valuable tool in photography: your eyes.<p>How do we train our eyes to <i>see</i> better? Some ideas.<p>1. Turn off your phone<p>Our phones are always …

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Q&A: How Saigon and the Mekong Delta Can Confront Climate Change

<i>By Michael Tatarski</i><p>Southern Vietnam is one of the most at-risk regions in the world in terms of the potential impacts of climate change. Both the Mekong Delta and Saigon face growing challenges from sea level rise, flooding, and other water-related issues. Saigoneer spoke with Joep Janssen, a Dutch …

Ho Chi Minh City

Will Ken Burns’ Vietnam Documentary Honor Veterans and Tell the Full Truth?

This September, PBS will air <i>The Vietnam War</i>, an eighteen-hour documentary in ten episodes, produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.People could be …

Vietnam War