Hà Nội Scribbles

Travel & Living in Hanoi, Vietnam. Sometimes not.

Category Archives: Language

More adventures learning Vietnamese with the security guard

Despite our dubious abilities to speak English and Vietnamese, lunch time lessons with the bảo vệ continue on a regular basis, a linguistic punctuation to the working day. Against the … Continue reading

September 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

10 things to count on in Vietnam

After living in Vietnam for some time it becomes clear that while there are surprises on a daily basis, there are an equal number of things you can count on … Continue reading

August 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Red river, pink river in Hanoi

Ever wondered why the Red River in Ha Noi is so called? In Vietnamese, the ‘Sông Hồng’, which creates the bend in which Ha Noi is built, translates confusingly as … Continue reading

August 3, 2019 · 1 Comment

Vietnam in ten internet searches

If you have never been to Vietnam before it can be somewhat baffling to begin with. So, with that in mind, here’s my top ten Google searches to help speed … Continue reading

June 15, 2019 · Leave a comment