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Laura Maitland, Sapa

Published Tuesday June 25, 2019 (15:15:29)
Laura Maitland
Who are you?

Hi there, my name is Laura and I'm 32 years old originally from Ontario, Canada.    more ...


Lyra Dacio, Ho Chi Minh City

Published Monday April 24, 2017 (13:45:30)
Lyra and her family
Who are you?

I’m Lyra, a Filipina living in Ho Chi Minh City with my husband and 2 boys.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

My family moved to Ho Chi Minh City (from the Philippines) in 2009 when my husband found work here.    more ...


Leah Clements, Hoi An

Published Friday October 30, 2015 (13:19:21)
Leah Clements
Who are you?

Ha ha, just a small opening question to begin with then! You could be a counsellor! My name is Leah and I'm an integrative counsellor/therapist based in London in the UK. I've been working in front line roles in the voluntary sector for the past ten years, which has been challenging but very rewarding. I've worked with homeless people, people with addictions and also in the women's sector with women affected by domestic violence.    more ...


Kerri Loughran, Ho Chi Minh City

Published Friday September 06, 2013 (03:27:32)
Kerri Loughran
Who are you?

I’m a British Expat, living and working in HCMC, Vietnam. I graduated with a degree in English Literature from Lancaster University in 2010 and have spent the last few years trying to figure out what I want to do with my life! I currently work at a small school in District 3 called CEFALT where I teach English to both children and adults. I also do some private English classes 3 times a week at a local business, HDC Security.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to Vietnam in December 2011. After a year of office work, I decided that I wanted to see the world before I got settled into a full time career in the UK.    more ...


Michael Tatarski, Ho Chi Minh City

Published Friday December 02, 2011 (08:35:48)
Michael Tatarski
My name is Michael Tatarski. I am a 22 year-old American from New Orleans who is teaching English in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I attended the University of Pittsburgh, in Pennsylvania, where I studied Political Science and History.

I moved to Ho Chi Minh City, which most people still call Saigon, on September 8th of this year. I moved a few weeks after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh. I wanted to get a job overseas but wasn't hired by my desired government agencies, so I decided to go into the ESL field and move to Vietnam.    more ...


Jonathan Hoff, Ho Chi Minh City

Published Friday December 02, 2011 (08:28:35)
Jonathan Hoff and Chi
Jonathan Hoff, born in Bournemouth England. I'm 30 years old and currently a teacher by profession.

I moved abroad to Korea in 2004 before heading to Vietnam in 2005. I had spent a year travelling Asia and Australasia before that, and the thought of returning to England to embark on a long, mind-numbingly boring career (which seemed the only option) was not too appealing. I preferred the excitement of boarding a plane with a few hundred dollars in my pocket to a far away country. I took a contract to teach English in a small South Korean countryside town and have never looked back.    more ...

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