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Meandering along the Mekong

December 14, 2015

Ever wondered what silk worms taste like? Karen Bowerman broadens her palette on a cruise along the Mekong, through Vietnam and Cambodia My guide, Zdee, shakes a tiny ball close to my ear. “Hear that rattle?” he says, with excitement. “She’s still alive!” ’She’ is a silk worm.

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A very good morning, Vietnam

March 11, 2015

Forty years on from the end of the Vietnam War, Nel Staveley travels from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang and witnesses a healed and happy land “Honestly,” beams my guide from a suspiciously bad-looking tunnel. “It’s not that bad down here.” I’m not convinced. So he tries another tack. “They’ve made these tunnels twice as big as they were back in the war. They’re tourist-sized.”

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Vietnam and China in oil rig stand-off

June 11, 2014

Vietnam said China again shifted an oil rig it has placed in disputed waters, with six warships guarding the structure as the two communist countries continue their South China Sea stand-off. Full story on Energy Voice.

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