Through poetry, a Vietnamese poet finds her second home in Demark

Through poetry, a Vietnamese poet finds her second home in Demark

NDO – Since they first met in Hanoi more than 10 years ago, Vietnamese poet Nguyen Bao Chan has developed a close friendship with elderly Danish couple Jorgen Nilsson and Ulla-Stina. In an article published on Nhan Dan (People) Weekly, Chan recalls her trip to visit the old couple in their hometown in Copenhagen in 2019, during which she felt like she was travelling to her second home. (May 05, 2021 11:23:26)


Waiting for spring in the land of white flowers

  Dec 31, 2020 17:43:37
NDO – White plum flowers are blooming these days on the way to the Moc Chau Plateau in Son La province, signalling that spring may come earlier this year. 

Expats enjoy full and peaceful Christmas in Vietnam amid COVID-19

  Dec 24, 2020 17:18:36
NDO – While many countries in the world are celebrating the 2020 Christmas season with restrictions in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, people in Vietnam, including foreigners, are immersing themselves in a full and peaceful Christmas atmosphere thanks to the Government’s effective disease control strategy. 

Green trees, a part of Hanoi’s soul

  Nov 06, 2020 09:56:33
NDO – In the eyes of some Hanoians, the city’s green trees partly contribute to the identity of the capital. Many ancient trees have lived for uncountable rainy and sunny seasons on Hanoi’s ancient streets, witnessing many historical ups and downs of the city. 

"Weaving" scent into tea

  Sep 26, 2020 13:19:01
NDO – Vietnamese people have long maintained the tradition of enjoying flower-scented tea and the pastime has been elevated in the way Hanoians prepare the typical drink. 

“A summer holiday” of Hoi An people

  Sep 18, 2020 11:23:28
NDO – After a long period under summer heat, there was light rain causing the temperature to cool down on the first day of Hoi An imposing the social distancing policy for the second time. 

Here in Hoi An, I am writing to all those missing the ancient city

  Aug 08, 2020 17:30:08
NDO - Ninh Nguyen, a reporter for Nhan Dan (People) Newspaper, made a note telling readers about the life and people in Hoi An ancient city, one of the most famous tourist attractions in Vietnam’s central province of Quang Nam, as it once again re-imposes social distancing measures in order to contain the spread of the COVID-19. 

Continue to write love stories at the foot of Mother Mountain

  Jul 20, 2020 11:58:15
NDO – K’Ho ethnic community in Lac Duong District in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong dearly refer to their Lang Bian Mountain as the Mother Mountain. The mountain is not only a holy symbol but also the inspiration of local people. It has witnessed the tragic love of Ka Lang and Ha Bian as well as the beautiful love story of Rolan Co Lieng, a K’Ho ethnic woman, and her American husband Joshua Guikema. 

In a land amidst the clouds

  May 07, 2020 17:30:07
NDO – Y Ty Commune in Bat Xat District, part of the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, has welcomed many visitors after the provincial authorities allowed the resumption of tourist attractions and services following the easing of social distancing orders and the reopening of tourist attractions in the locality to the public. 

What the UK can learn from Vietnam’s response to coronavirus

  Apr 08, 2020 17:59:14
This is a tale of two wildly different responses to a pandemic. As a foreigner in Vietnam during the COVID-19 crisis, I feel so grateful and relieved to be here instead of in Europe. I try to show my appreciation by demonstrating to the locals that I am not an irresponsible “spreader” and that I take the danger very seriously. I have stopped all socializing, I always wear my mask outside and I strictly stay more than 2 metres away from others when I do have to leave my home. 

Flute kites: A way to create a symphony in the sky

  Feb 18, 2020 18:26:34
NDO – Kite flying is a popular childhood game for many Vietnamese people in rural areas. However, flying a kite with a flute attached to it is a century-old game that requires a lot of passion and knowledge from the players. Flute kites have been lifted from a pastime into part of the country’s cultural heritage. 

New vitality for DK1 Platforms in new spring

  Feb 06, 2020 12:49:59
NDO – “Despite waves and storms, we the DK rig soldiers are still here. There is no fear among DK rig soldiers who are not afraid of thunderstorms.” The two verses of the song "Spring on DK rigs" describe part of the difficulties and hardships that soldiers on DK1 rigs face when performing the task of protecting and preserving the Fatherland’s sovereignty over its sea and islands. 

United Vietnamese community in Vladikavkaz

  Feb 05, 2020 13:19:34
NDO – Living far from their hometowns, overseas Vietnamese in Vladikavkaz, the capital city of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, Russia, are always turn their hearts to the motherland whenever the nation’s traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) comes. 

Overseas Vietnamese in France welcome Lunar New Year

  Feb 02, 2020 16:38:55
NDO – Although living far from the homeland, without the real atmosphere and tastes of the cosy Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday at home, Vietnamese expatriates in the French city of Blois always look towards the homeland with their best sentiments and wishes for a happy new year. 

Good relations of “emigrants” in Hoi An Ancient City

  Jan 26, 2020 13:25:36
NDO – Many foreigners “migrated” to Hoi An with the intention staying on vacation for a few months to half a year; however, during their stay, some have formed good connections that made them stay in the ancient city longer than expected.