Hà Nội Scribbles

Travel & Living in Hanoi, Vietnam

English is a juggernaut

About two years ago, I wrote a blog post entitled “The real reason we speak English” which attributed the widespread popularity of the language to the success of the British … Continue reading

July 29, 2018 · 1 Comment

Scotland the Ubiquitous

Whisky! Men in skirts! Sir Alex Ferguson! The three things that immediately spring to Vietnamese minds when you reply that you are from Scotland. It was from this starting point … Continue reading

October 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

10 things you only know about Vietnam after being here for a while (Insider Guide)

Only after having lived in Vietnam for a certain time do you fully appreciate the subtle differences and nuances that you never find in guidebooks. Here are 10 things I … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

70th anniversary celebrations

Don’t you just love it when you literally stumble across something purely by chance? Like the time I went for a wander around Sydney Harbour and I found myself with … Continue reading

July 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

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