Tag Archive: New Year

Happy New Year from Quito!

Vietnam had some pretty strange moments, but it turns out the usually subdued Quito trumps Hanoi at New Year for sheer quirkiness. It began shortly after Christmas when I started spotting brightly coloured paper mache… Continue reading

Posing for Tet

I’ve done lots of posts in the past about the more obvious parts of Tet in Hanoi – namely the Peach branches and Kumquat trees which wizz about on motorbikes en route to… Continue reading

Quiet Times in Hanoi over Tet

This is now our third Tet that we have spent in Hanoi. Unlike most of the expat crowd, who use the time off to¬†get out of Hanoi, for us it is the one… Continue reading

The Lead up to Tet: Releasing Goldfish and The Three Kitchen Gods

I love the way I always notice and learn new things living in Hanoi. Despite having lived in Hanoi for two and a half years, it was only last Thursday that I chanced… Continue reading

Chuc Mung Nam Moi – Happy New Year! Welcome to the year of the Snake!

Happy Lunar New Year! Last night we celebrated first with my parents, who are visiting, by having some delicious steaks at Jacksons followed by watching the fireworks from City View Cafe on the… Continue reading

Flowers for Tet – The Vietnamese New Year

In the last week things have really begun to pick up in the lead up to Tet, the Vietnamese New Year. One of my favorite things to observe are the proliferation of flowers… Continue reading

The Lunar New Year