She's done a lot for me and when I was sick a while back she came with a care package.She flew to Bangkok just after we met to spend the weekend with me before I had to go back to finish a contract elsewhere, before I moved to Saigon.This word is derived from Vietnamese Hội An phố (the town of Hội An), which was shortened to "Hoi-pho", and then to "Faifo".Between the seventh and 10th centuries, the Cham (people of Champa) controlled the strategic spice trade and with this came tremendous wealth."We believe much of it was to be later be transferred to the main market, China." This week's cache reportedly originated in Kenya's Mombasa port and was sent to Malaysia's Tanjung port before arriving in Vietnam, according to state-run Thanh Nien newspaper.Vietnam outlawed the ivory trade in 1992, but shops still sell ivory dating from before the ban and weak law enforcement has allowed a black market to flourish.A two-week survey by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) last year found out that more than 16,000 ivory products were available in Hanoi.Vietnam is hosting an international conference on illegal wildlife trade from November 17 to 18, which will be attended by Britain's Prince William, a vocal critic against illicit wildlife trafficking.
"All that ivory was not just to be consumed in Vietnam," a customs official told AFP, requesting not to be named.
Taking its roots from Munich, Germany, Oktoberfest Vietnam is a celebration of authentic German fare, beer, and fun.
This annual event recreates the authentic atmosphere found in the massive beer halls of the original Oktoberfest, complete with savory German cuisine including sausages, schnitzel, pretzels, and sauerbraten.
Here's the rundown of what I drank and where I went on dates: Argentina: Fernet and Coke (and a story to go with too much Fernet…) Bolivia: pepto bismol (because you don’t go on dates, you stay home with food poisoning) Peru: Pisco Sour England: Mint Julep Belgium: Stella Artois Czech Republic: Kozel Beer Serbia: …
No-one likes that rotten, burning feeling you get in your belly when you realise you've just been scammed. After having spent a month in Vietnam for Around The World Kids, we were fortunate to only get scammed once.