On December 24th, Christmas Eve, I took a night-flight from Vientiane to Hanoi. I didn't think about the correlation with the holidays, so the fact that arriving at 9:00 pm meant that I wouldn't be eating dinner until midnight. Instead I was just happy that the ticket was cheap and that Vietnam Airlines has no recent crashes.
The one-hour long flight was not memorable, but the best part was the free airline magazine, which was full of colorful propaganda. I wonder if this was translated form Vietnamese into English, because I have a hard time believe that anyone would write such hyperboles in English. My favorite phrases are "passionate heart and rare literary and martial talents" and "worked without rest of the revolution of the nation."