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Travel & Living in Hanoi, Vietnam

More adventures learning Vietnamese with the security guard

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

September 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

What to do in Vietnam this weekend for almost no cash (Survival Guide)

It’s a holiday weekend in Vietnam and you have no idea what to do? Here are 10 suggestions that don’t involve a heap of cash. 1) Resolve to learn Vietnamese: … Continue reading

August 30, 2019 · 1 Comment

10 things to count on in Vietnam (Guide)

After living in Vietnam for some time it becomes clear that while there are surprises on a daily basis, there is 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

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