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Why It’s Hard To Find Tampons In Vietnam

During the 2016 Summer Olympics, Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui shocked viewers from her home nation during her post-race interview when she revealed she was on her period, after her team placed fourth place in the 4x100m relay. The Rio Olympics was an incredible arena to make such a divisive statement. Around the world, Fu Yuanhui’s statement stirred much excitement from Olympic viewers, many of whom felt proud that the young athlete had broken a societal taboo to speak about menstruation. […]

Pacific Links Foundation: The Battle Against Human Trafficking

We’re continuing our series on NGO’s this week with Pacific Links Foundation, an organization working to end human trafficking through education and economic empowerment. Speaking to Mimi Vu from Pacific Links Foundation in Vietnam, we question what liberties we could be taking for granted. What is the value of a human life in Vietnam? And how is the discrepancy between gender valued in economic terms? Our conversation led us down the dark paths of human trafficking, an international wholesale of […]

36 Hours In Phong Nha

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, a hidden gem in Vietnam, has been the subject of international attention since 2009, when it was discovered to house the largest cave in the world, Son Doong. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Phong Nha-Ke Bang stands out among the many beautiful destinations in Vietnam. About 500km south of Hanoi, the national park protects two of the world’s largest karst (limestone) ecosystems with a system of about 300 caves and grottos. With astonishing landscapes and […]

Best Spots To See The Sunrise And Sunset In Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City’s binh minh, sunrise and hoang hon, sunset, mark a shift that can be felt through the city. As night transitions to day, we begin to hear the rumbling of motorbikes and market vendors setting up sales for the day. Vietnam is a country of early-risers, all trying to catch the cool air before the sun rises too far above the horizon. More recently, Ho Chi Minh City is becoming a hub for nightlife in Vietnam, with new […]

36 Hours In Hoi An

You can spend anywhere between a few hours to a few weeks in Hoi An and still find new places to explore and foods to try. Hoi An’s Ancient Town is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites a must-see destination in Vietnam. Surrounded by architecture as old as the 15th century and classic paper lanterns, Hoi An is both historical and scenic. Central Vietnam mien trung is celebrated for being the home of some of the best Vietnamese dishes. How […]

One4One: Environmental Sustainability And Coconut Oil

One of the brands we love at Vietcetera is One4One, a social enterprise that specializes in high quality coconut oil and products made from coconuts grown and produced right here in Vietnam. As Vietnamese natives, One4One founders Binh and Tuan felt a social responsibility to start a project that gives back to Vietnam amidst waves of environmental devastation and social upheaval. In Vietcetera Cafe, we sell a variety of One4One’s products in proud support of their efforts. To learn more […]