Hà Nội Scribbles

Travel & Living in Hanoi, Vietnam. Sometimes not.

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-size potholes out in the … Continue reading

April 7, 2019 · 2 Comments

Ten 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 ten 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

10 things you can count on in Vietnam

Vietnam is full of surprises. There is normally something round every corner that momentarily knocks you off your stride. But equally there seems to be just as many certainties that … Continue reading

October 2, 2016 · 1 Comment