Hà Nội Scribbles

Travel & Living in Hanoi, Vietnam

Alt Tieng Viet studying going well (Language Guide)

Progress is being made, I think, studying Tieng Viet with the security guard. I have learnt all the basics of security guarding as well as motorbike license plate recognition. Among … Continue reading

May 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

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

Learning Vietnamese one baby step at a time

Is it possible to learn Vietnamese by osmosis? Is there a critical mass where the pieces start to fall into place like a jigsaw? I was pondering these questions on … Continue reading

July 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

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