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Vietnam ranked 12th among 20 best countries to visit in the world
11. SOUTH AFRICA
Cape Town ranked No. 6 on CNT's Readers' Choice Awards for the world's best cities. With the glorious Table Mountain and one of South African hotelier Sol Kerzner's luxurious One&Only resorts, it's certainly a draw, but the vineyards of Franschhoek and the safari lodges of Kruger National Park also beckon.
One&Only Cape Town Resort sets the benchmark as Africa's finest resort experience
Wandering chef Anthony Bourdain says going to Vietnam changed his life. "It just seemed like another planet; a delicious one that sort of sucked me in and never let go," he told CNT. We'd be happy just to sip Vietnamese coffee and eat pho all day, but the adventurous can descend into the world's largest cave, Hang Son Doong, in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
Rice fields in Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam
13. SRI LANKA
If you're lost, this is where you can find yourself. Fill a backpack and take the island's "charmingly decrepit" railway to wherever. Buy fritters and curry dishes from train hawkers, look out onto seemingly endless tea fields, and hop off to see sites like the Golden Temple of Dambulla and the famous markets of Pettah.
A train from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy travels through the highlands of Sri Lanka.
Forget why 20-somethings flock here. Go to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and other crannies of this gorgeous country for the incredible museums, unparalleled coffee, and stunning countrysides. We suggest splurging on a stay at the newly built Waldorf Astoria — a collection of six townhouses with a Guerlain Spa — on Amsterdam's oldest and most storied canal.
Look out Spain and Italy, Mexico's culinary scene has entered the ring. The country logged three restaurants — Pujol, Quintonil, and Biko — on the 2015 World's 50 Best Restaurants List. All three are in Mexico City.
Small but mighty, Spain's neighbor has a distinct culture, cuisine, and language. In the summer, head to the western village of Comporta, Portugal's answer to Ibiza. And no trip to the country is complete without a glass of port wine from the Douro Valley
From castle hotels to boisterous pubs and the greenest countrysides your eyes will ever behold, Ireland is a feast for the senses. CNT recommends renting a car and taking the world's longest road trip on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka are a few of the hot spots to explore in Japan. Home to more than 2,000 breathtaking Buddhist temples and shrines, Kyoto was voted the No. 1 city in the world by Travel and Leisure magazine this year.
Mount Fuji - Janpan's highest mountain
From wilderness camping on Vancouver Island to a stay at North America's oldest Ritz-Carlton in Montreal, Canada offers travelers all types of experiences. A ride down the toboggan lanes in Quebec City is a must in the wintertime.
The home of Casablanca is a treasure trove of spice markets, surrealist landscapes, jaw-dropping mosques, and world-class surfing. The cuisine is like none other, with a mix of Arab, African, Persian, and French flavors.
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Vietnam needs solar energy policies
A shortage of policies on power tariffs for renewable energy, particularly solar electricity, has prevented the sector from attracting investors, said Prof Dang Dinh Thong from the Vietnam Clean Energies Association (VCEA). Electricity workers clean solar panels “Several investors are ready to invest in solar electricity projects in Vietnam,” Thong said. He told a conference on developing solar electricity in Vietnam held in Hanoi on September 21 that investors have looked to central Ninh… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Law used to imprison Egyptians draws scrutiny
By Ahmed AbouleneinCAIRO (Reuters) - Rights activists are trying to force President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to throw out a law used by his government to imprison thousands of Egyptians and sentence hundreds to death by arguing that it was overturned as far back as 1928. Over the past three years, judges have cited Law 10 of 1914, or the Assembly Law, in jailing opposition activists and ordinary people for protesting against Sisi and his government and in issuing mass death sentences, mainly to… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
RStartups attract investment of $205mn in 2016
Some 50 Vietnamese startups received $205 million in investment capital last year, a 25 per cent decline compared to 2015, according to the latest report from the Topica Founder Institute (TFI), a startup accelerator program managed by Topica Edtech Group, a popular online education provider in Southeast Asia. The number includes startups that have officially announced their establishment and those that have made no such announcement.Although the amount of capital to be invested fell, the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Fifty-three e-survey systems installed in city hospitals
A woman uses an e-survey system installed in HCM City Paediatrics Hospital 1. - VNA/VNS Photo Phương Vy The system will survey information, and immediately report to the Quality Management and Hospital Management Division. The survey information is transferred to the department so the department can easily understand the dissatisfaction of patients in all hospitals anytime. The department’s board of director has assigned its Medical Affairs Division to monitor patients’dissatisfaction in the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Second Vietnamese Meet Magento to open this year
Meet Magento 2016 Vietnam, one of the most energetic and rapid-growing markets in Southeast Asia, will be held on October 15, 2016, in HCM City. This will be the event’s second opening in Việt Nam, organised by SmartOSC, a smart open solutions company, and the Meet Magento Association, following the success of the first event in Asia, MM15Vietnam, which attracted more than 500 merchants, service providers, technology partners and Magento enthusiasts, according to SmartOSC. This year, the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...