Yes, you know they use sticks, but is that enough? Check them out to see if they fit with your daily routine and eating habits!
Before arriving to Vietnam I was expecting a country similar to South West China with less pollution and more scooters. And I was right! There are a lot of differences between China and Vietnam.
In this post I would like to underline ten habits of Vietnamese that surprised me keep in mind this is the first time I visited South East Asia. Who says you need a car to grow a family?
In Vietnam few people have a car and public transportation is quite poor.
Hence people learned how to optimize the space on their scooter see the above image. Do you really need to rent a room to start a business? This man, for instance, opened a barbershop on the sidewalk. Equilibrists Vietnamese are able to perform any sort of action by keeping the equilibrium on their scooter.
Read a newspaper, eat noodles, sleep or just watching the tourists as the guy on the photo above are just some of the most common on-the-scooter-activities.
Amazing How to transport anything in a scooter Not only they can fit their whole family in a scooter, Vietnamese also have the ability to transport virtually anything on it. The only problem of this funambolic performance is that to keep the goods in equilibrium they cannot stop.
In fact they cannot even slow down… The ultimate squatting If you have traveled around Asia, you will already know how much Asian people love the squat position not only at the toilet! In the above photo for instance, customers and vendors carried out the entire bargaining-buying process of fruit in the squat position!
This is normal if you consider that Vietnamese drivers never stop. Sometimes they cannot even consider the possibility of stopping because by losing inertia the heavy goods they are transporting will collapse and drag the scooter on the tarmac with them.
Instead of slowing down, Vietnamese prefer to avoid obstacles by keeping the same speed or, when they estimate it can helps, accelerating. The only problem is that this strategy often fails provoking an accident as in the photo. However they left the tradition of coffee and baguettes! In Vietnam the most common way of transportation after a scooter is a balance kept in equilibrium in a shoulder.
I did see Chinese people using a similar tool especially in Guangxi province. However I had never seen a girl walking around with pipelines or other building materials on it.
Wanna buy my socks? In Vietnam virtually everybody will try to sell you something. For instance the girl on the photo above was trying to sell me socks at fish market.
Her selling strategy was to point her dirty socks. The problem is that often the adult is wearing an helmet while the kid is not.Top 10 Facts About Eating Habits in Vietnam If you want to see Vietnam the way the local people do and fit in the local way of living, besides exploring the local cuisine, you may want to learn about the eating habits in Vietnam.
Traditional Vietnamese customs and habits have been formed time to time for thousands of years. This creates a long-lasting culture. Despite of the domination of Chinese and other powers, Vietnamese people still remains their unique cultural identity.
A Look at Vietnamese Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette. Welcome to our guide to Vietnam. This is useful for anyone researching Vietnamese culture, customs, manners, etiquette, values and wanting to understand the people better.
Vietnamese culture may be still mysterious and unknown to most people outside the country. Today, more and more people are going to Vietnam for traveling and doing business. Getting to know Vietnam and Vietnamese culture is interesting and fascinating.
Today, the human life is improving and the demand for diets is improving, too. In addition to enough food, nutritional factors and the attractiveness of the dishes are very important.
Over time, the traditional meal of Vietnam more and more different.
“Vietnamese meals . Vietnam is a long, narrow country in Southeast Asia. China borders it to the north; Cambodia, Laos, and the Gulf of Thailand to the west; and the South China Sea (which the Vietnamese call "the East Sea") to the east.
Traditional preparation techniques are determined by eating habits, geography, and economics. Pho bo (Beef Noodle Soup) is.