With the heatwaves peaking at around 35 degrees, many seek out a nice spot for some decent tanning, thinking of a brownish skin color as the perfect summer gift — Not so much in Vietnam.

Where I come from, to refuge inside during a sunny weekend is considered a criminal offense — Having frankly more rainy, foggy or snowy days per year, you’re better off enoying these sparse sun rays once they're out. Well, in Asia, things appear to be slightly different. Skin whitening has a long history, dating back to antique times. A pale complexion was seen as noble and aristocratic - only those rich enough could afford staying indoors, while the farmers baked in the rice fields. Until to date, getting sun-kissed is not what Asians fancy, they will do all sort of things to shelter from UV. Funnily enough,
Vietnams Strassenverkehr kennt drei grosse Übel: eine stechende Sonne, Staus und Abgase. Die Maskerade ist eine prioritäre Massnahme gegen die hohe Konzentration an Kohlendioxid bis hin zu Baustaub in der Luft.
Claudio Sieber
With the heatwaves peaking at around 35 degrees, many seek out a nice spot for some decent tanning, thinking of a brownish skin color as the perfect summer gift — Not so much in Vietnam.

Where I come from, to refuge inside during a sunny weekend is considered a criminal offense — Having frankly more rainy, foggy or snowy days per year, you’re better off enoying these sparse sun rays once they're out. Well, in Asia, things appear to be slightly different. Skin whitening has a long history, dating back to antique times. A pale complexion was seen as noble and aristocratic - only those rich enough could afford staying indoors, while the farmers baked in the rice fields. Until to date, getting sun-kissed is not what Asians fancy, they will do all sort of things to shelter from UV. Funnily enough,
Zwar lag die vietnamesische Hauptstadt Hanoi im Jahr 2019 gemäss Luftqualitätsindex auf dem letzten Platz der Welt. Hingegen weist das Land eine rekordtiefe Anzahl an Corona-Infizierten und -Toten auf. 
Claudio Sieber
With the heatwaves peaking at around 35 degrees, many seek out a nice spot for some decent tanning, thinking of a brownish skin color as the perfect summer gift — Not so much in Vietnam.

Where I come from, to refuge inside during a sunny weekend is considered a criminal offense — Having frankly more rainy, foggy or snowy days per year, you’re better off enoying these sparse sun rays once they're out. Well, in Asia, things appear to be slightly different. Skin whitening has a long history, dating back to antique times. A pale complexion was seen as noble and aristocratic - only those rich enough could afford staying indoors, while the farmers baked in the rice fields. Until to date, getting sun-kissed is not what Asians fancy, they will do all sort of things to shelter from UV. Funnily enough,
Die Gesichtsmasken haben massgeblich zum Erfolg Vietnams bei der Eindämmung der Pandemie beigetragen. Sie waren aber schon lange vor dem Ausbruch des Coronavirus in Vietnam bewährt im Kampf gegen Luftverschmutzung und ultraviolette Strahlung.
Claudio Sieber
With the heatwaves peaking at around 35 degrees, many seek out a nice spot for some decent tanning, thinking of a brownish skin color as the perfect summer gift — Not so much in Vietnam.

Where I come from, to refuge inside during a sunny weekend is considered a criminal offense — Having frankly more rainy, foggy or snowy days per year, you’re better off enoying these sparse sun rays once they're out. Well, in Asia, things appear to be slightly different. Skin whitening has a long history, dating back to antique times. A pale complexion was seen as noble and aristocratic - only those rich enough could afford staying indoors, while the farmers baked in the rice fields. Until to date, getting sun-kissed is not what Asians fancy, they will do all sort of things to shelter from UV. Funnily enough,
Als Europäer*in hat man in Vietnam tagsüber den Strand für sich. Aber sobald sich gegen fünf Uhr nachmittags die Sonne setzt, drängen die Einheimischen zum Pazifik und entledigen sich ihrem Kostüm. Mit dem Schwinden der Lichtflut verglüht auch der Klassen- und Kulturunterschied.
Claudio Sieber