Posts Tagged ‘Vietnam’

The Hanoian Haggle: Learning to Bargain in Vietnam

The Hanoian Haggle: Learning to Bargain in Vietnam
By Samantha Laufer This expat author tells a story about learning to assimilate with one of the most important and pervasive aspects of Southeast Asian culture: the art of the bargain. Today, I spent a few minutes arguing (or, shall I say, “bargaining”) with the woman at the local market for a bushel...
July 2nd, 2012 | Expats Abroad, Vietnam | Read More

The LG Travel News Roundup: It’s Up, Up and Away for the Youngest Hot Air Balloon Pilot

The LG Travel News Roundup: It’s Up, Up and Away for the Youngest Hot Air Balloon Pilot
By Susmita Baral LG News Intern Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your roundup right here… Blue Skies for World’s Youngest Hot Air Balloon Pilot Nine-year-old Bobby Bradley became the youngest pilot to take off in a hot air...
June 10th, 2011 | Weekly Travel News | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Tracy Le

Lost Girl of the Week: Tracy Le
This week’s Lost Girl, Tracy Le, had always dreamed of traveling to some of the world’s most glamorous cities. But when she had the chance to immerse herself in her family’s history in Vietnam, she found something more meaningful than simply being a tourist. ***** I always dreamt of...
January 12th, 2011 | Lost Girl of the Week | Read More

Sapa Slide: The Video!

Sapa Slide: The Video!
Sapa, Vietnam: It didn’t take us long to discover that continuing our tortoise-like pace would be a necessary survival method if we didn’t want to pitch right over the edge of the path. After hours of rain, the hillsides were frosted in thick, gooey layers of mud and the trail had been instantly...
April 6th, 2007 | Vietnam | Read More