Hà Nội Scribbles

Travel & Living in Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnamese motorbike license plates explained

​Buying a motorbike soon or just curious? You might want to know where your bike was first registered. Was it spending its life speeding through crater-sized potholes out in the … Continue reading

April 7, 2019 · 3 Comments

10 more signs you are becoming Vietnamese

Travel or live in Vietnam for more than six months and you will soon acquire the local customs and habits without even noticing. Here are 10 sure signs you have … Continue reading

November 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

Xe-buyt-mageddon running late

My predictions of bus-mageddon appear to have been wide of the mark thus far. The chaos hasn’t materialized yet but maybe that will be set to change on Monday (Feb … Continue reading

February 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

Waiting for the bus…

Standing in a blaze of heat at a bus stop I took a wobble and for the first time felt disabled not riding a motorbike. A fan boy for the … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · 4 Comments

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