The Hanoitimes - As with most beach destinations, the main attractions here are of course the golden sand and glistening waters, but there’s more of this island than that. Holidaymakers rush to Phu Quoc during National Reunification Day holiday Why Phu Quoc will be the next big MICE destination? Phu Quoc among world’s most popular places to visit in 2019 The Asean Post, a technology-driven, communications and intelligence platform, has recommended travelers what and how to explore Phu Quoc island during three-day and two-night. Phu Quoc island, Kien Gian province. After checking in Phu Quoc International Airport, fill yourself up with hearty lunch to start this vacation right. Depending on where you stay, you can opt to eat at the hotel or find a nearby restaurant. After all, you’ve only just arrived on this island today. Make use of the hotel swimming pool, or bring a beach towel and have a nap on the beach. The Asean Post advises travelers … [Read more...] about Which are must-do things in Phu Quoc in three-day and two-night?
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French fans dared to dream of a World Cup victory on Sunday as they prepared to watch the game on a sunny summer weekend after a tournament that has lifted spirits and led to a rare sense of national unity. Football fever has slowly built over the last four weeks as the country took its young national team to heart, with ecstatic scenes after their semi-final victory, a sign of the country's hunger for success. On what is a traditional holiday weekend to mark France's national day, many families will watch from camp sites or hotels, while giant screens have been erected in cities nationwide under exceptionally tight security. The biggest gathering of all is expected in Paris where 90,000 will converge on a fanzone next to the Eiffel Tower -- walking distance from the Champs Elysees boulevard where all great national triumphs are celebrated. With success on the pitch, a country riven by tensions and still recovering from a series of terror attacks that have claimed nearly 250 lives … [Read more...] about France holds breath as football brings nation together
Back in Việt Nam: Mathilde Tuyết Trần travelled to the northernmost point of Lũng Cú flagpole in the north Viet Nam News Mathilde Tuyết Trần* looks back to the events of April 30, 1975 and what that date means for her. She writes exclusively for Việt Nam News. It was a Wednesday. April 30, 1975. A day I’ll never forget. For those of us living in Europe at that time we could be found either working or in college. As we were all in a different time zone, we learned about events in Sài Gòn that day hours after it had actually happened. I was at college in what was still West Germany at the time. The Aachen University. We watched the television reports and listened to the radio open mouthed. Jaws dropped as we took in the news. Sài Gòn was lost or Sài Gòn was liberated. Was the glass of water half full or half empty? My mood back then was hard to put into words. As the crow flies, the distance … [Read more...] about April 30 has become the National Day of Solidarity and Reunification
Weeks of disruption lie ahead for France's 4.5 million daily train passengers AFP/ludovic MARIN Only one in seven high-speed TGV trains and one in five regional trains were expected to be running, state rail operator SNCF warned, after similar stoppages on the first day of the walkout that French media dubbed "Black Tuesday". The strike is being led by SNCF staff but workers at Air France as well as garbage collectors and some energy workers also staged separate walkouts in a growing atmosphere of social strife 11 months after 40-year-old Macron came to power. Macron's government says the heavily-indebted SNCF needs deep reforms as EU countries prepare to open passenger rail to competition by 2020, arguing it is 30 per cent more expensive to run a train in France than elsewhere. Unions fear the changes are a first step towards privatising the national rail operator - a claim the government denies - and object to plans to strip new hires of a special rail workers' status guaranteeing … [Read more...] about France faces second day of transport chaos as rail workers strike
Brexit remains a fractious topic in Britain. (Photo: AFP/Russel Cheyne) May was visiting Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales during her day-long tour, aiming to shore up support for the government's Brexit strategy, 12 months before Britain leaves the EU on Mar 29 next year. Brexit remains a fractious topic in Britain, with former prime minister Tony Blair leading a push for second referendum as an escape door. "Today, one year until the UK leaves the EU and begins to chart a new course in the world, I am visiting all four nations of the union to hear from people across our country what Brexit means to them," May said ahead of her trip. After visiting a textile factory in Ayrshire, southwest Scotland, May will travel to Newcastle in northeast England to meet a parent and toddler group. Northern Ireland will be her next stop, for lunch with farmers near Belfast before meeting Welsh business owners in Barry, then returning to London in time for tea with a Polish group. "I am … [Read more...] about British PM aims for national unity, one year from Brexit