One of Vietnam’s most celebrated artists, Nguyen Phan Chanh is best known for his depictions of village life, painted on silk. In 2013, his painting The Rice Seller set a record for the highest price paid for Vietnamese art – it sold at a Hong Kong auction for HK$3.03 million.
Avocados are cheap in Hanoi at the moment, so you won’t feel wasteful using them to make a face mask. Here’s our favorite face mask recipe:
Avocado and Yogurt Face Mask
¼ ripe avocado
1 tsp. plain organic yogurt
½ tsp. honey
Mash the avocado with a fork. Stir in the yogurt and honey until you form a paste. Afterward, apply using your fingers or a special brush and then leave on for approximately 10–15 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water. This mask is especially good if you have acne or dry skin.
If Ha Trung Street in Hoan Kiem District is on your radar, you’ve probably been there to buy some USD. Back in French colonial times, Ha Trung St was the centre for tanning leather. In the 1920s the street began to fill with workshops making and selling leather saddles for the French army. Since soldiers came to the street to buy their saddles, shopkeepers also began to stock ammunition and travel bags. Four generations on, the traders on Ha Trung St now make motorbike saddles and still sell army supplies, but “gold shops” or black market money dealers have moved in during recent years.
Women’s Professional Network Hanoi Tuesday 24th October 6pm to 8pm Intercontinental Hotel, West Lake, Hanoi
An evening of professional development & networking
6:00 pm Welcome
6:05 – 6:15 Key note speaker
6:20 Workshop of your choice
6:40 Workshop of your choice
7:00 Workshop of your choice
7:20 Q&A with Search Associates’ Nick Kendell
Emma Silva, UNIS: Engaging Parents with your School
Margie De Villiers & Deborah Wells-Clinton: Literature for Empathy
Yumi KC, Blue Dragon: How volunteering can add to your employability
Sara Socola, Concordia: Finding Balance through the 8 Components of Health and Wellness
Kelsey Lewis, HIS: Leadership – Why gender and culture matter
Heidi Hendry: Impostor Syndrome & how it can affect your career
Nick Kendell, Search Associates: Navigating the digital resume field
Linda Mazur, Consultant: Discovering Hanoi’s hidden houses and lane-ways