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Xin chao, welcome to Vietnam the world of lights, street food and wonderful sights. It is the place to be raised in. You will know why when you visit it. North of Vietnam contains mountains, bays, and caves, while South of Vietnam has always fresh and the best food.
I wasn’t born in Vietnam but I was raised there for most of my life. I lived in Saigon which is the busiest city in Vietnam. My mother is from the North and my father is from the West coast but they moved in Saigon when the greatest war of Vietnam ended. Since I mentioned about war, you will be surprised to know that my great grandmother was a famous solider for the 1955 war. She was sent to China to be safe during war time when she was small. Anyways, when the war ended and she was a bit old, she came back to Vietnam.
Vietnam is the world of street food. In the West we are thankful for the Pacific sea that provides us with fresh seafood. In the North, the place is famous for the very delicious Vietnamese food, Pho. In the South we have my favorite food, spring roll which is made out of shrimp, lettuce and rice noodles wrapped around a thin layer of rice paper. To eat it, just dip it in fish sauce and enjoy the flavor in your mouth. In my old school we used to play some of Vietnamese cultural games like jump stall or kick the shuttlecock. It was so fun, I wish I could meet up with my old friends and play it again.
Vietnam has delicate clothing like ao dai. It is tight tunic shirt with flower or conical leaf hats designed on it and worn over a black or white trousers.
Vietnam is home to the largest cave in the world named son doong cave, but the most beautiful sight in Vietnam is Halong bay, the blue sea mixed with gray rocks and green leaf, nothing can stop you from wanting to buy a house and stay there forever. Trust me it is as gorgeous in the pictures as it is in real life because I have been there.
In conclusion, Vietnam is my home country that I am very proud of. I wish no one will pollute the ocean so that Ha Long bay will still be green after centuries. If you ever get to go to Asia you should go visit Vietnam.