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February 2014

A is for Anh

By |2017-01-10T11:06:39+00:00February 2nd, 2014|Categories: by Andy, handmade|Tags: , , , , |

For as long as Mailart 365 has been running, February has traditionally been "Alphabet month" and so this year, as we're in Hanoi and learning Vietnamese, I thought I'd do the Vietnamese alphabet. The Vietnamese alphabet has 29 letters in it, so I really should have done this 2 years ago as there are one [...]

January 2014

December 2013

The changing educational landscape of Hanoi

By |2017-01-10T11:06:40+00:00December 25th, 2013|Categories: by Andy, Store bought|Tags: , , , , |

I wrote this card to one of our readers today. The image on the postcard shows Văn Miếu, known to Westerners as The Temple of Literature. The Temple of Literature is a Confucian temple, housing Vietnam’s first national university. Built nearly 1000 years ago in 1070, the temple served as the Imperial Academy until 1779, [...]

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