Archive for April, 2011

Apr 26 2011

Buying a motorbike helmet in Hanoi

Published by under Health & safety

Wearing a helmet on a motorbike has been law in Vietnam¬†since 2007. This applies to drivers and passengers over the age of six. Officials estimate that about 90% or riders now comply with this law and, given they save lives, you’d be¬†daft not to wear one too. If you hire a bike it should come … read the full post

Apr 14 2011

The re-opened Vietnamese Women’s Museum

The Vietnamese Women’s Museum was closed for some time for extensive renovations but opened again recently. It’s well worth a visit for anyone interested in women’s studies or the culture of Vietnam: it gives a broad insight into Vietnam’s population, including its 54 ethnic groups, addressed through a lens of women’s issues. The positive impression … read the full post