Vietnam

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The love market of Vietnam

What is Vietnam’s love market? Does it sell romantic gifts, or aphrodisiacs maybe? Nope, this love market is different…

Vietnam’s milky breast fruit

The Vú Sữa fruit is particularly popular in Vietnam and is said to taste like coconut!

Vietnamese Water Puppets

Water puppetry is a Vietnamese tradition that dates back almost a thousand years. Think of it as a more refined Punch & Judy show with less shouting and a lot more water!

The Perfume River of Vietnam

Possibly the most romantically named river ever, but how does it get its smell?

Birthday traditions from around the world

Birthday traditions from around the world

Watching the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations, I felt inspired to find out how other people around the world celebrate their favourite day of the year. Vietnam In Vietnam, all birthdays are celebrated on Tết, which is their New Year’s Day. On the day, parents, close friends and other relatives congratulate children on becoming a year […]

Everything you've always wanted to know about coconuts

Coconuts: What are they and what do they do?

Over 62 million tonnes of coconuts are grown worldwide every year and, if you think that sounds like an awful lot of Malibu and Bountys, it just shows how little you must know about them.

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about turtles, tortoises and terrapins

They’re the world’s most fearsome fighting team. They’re heroes in a half shell, and they’re green. They love pizza, nunchucks and garbage trucks… Sorry about that – I had a brief flashback to my childhood then.