Hà Nội Scribbles

Travel & Living in Hanoi, Vietnam

Things that sound good

The reassuring “thunk” of a car door closing. The expectant drip of a tap. A cat purring. The soft breathing of your significant other sleeping. A cheery “Xin chao”! The … Continue reading

February 19, 2017 · 2 Comments

The real reason we speak English

English is the language of the sea, the air, commerce and the closest thing we have to an international communication standard. But why are we speaking English? Why aren’t people … Continue reading

September 4, 2016 · 5 Comments

A trustworthy accent

It is said the Scottish accent is one of the most trustworthy sounding accents around. Not sure how much of an asset it is going to be here in Vietnam. … Continue reading

March 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

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