What Is It Like To Live And Work In Rural Vietnam?

For a long time, and until relatively recently, Vietnam had been associated almost entirely with conflict, trauma, and poverty – the French colonization, the Japanese occupation, subsequent freedom along with the split into North and South Vietnam, followed by the notorious Vietnam War, which eventually ended with reunification under a communist government. This led to … Read more

Top Ten Insider Tips About Vietnam

Since 1986, when the Vietnamese government started a steady process of economic and political reform, the country has not only prospered but opened itself up to the world. It now attracts quite a large number of expats from all over the world. If you’re someone who’s planning to move to Vietnam, here are a few … Read more

Ten Essentials You Need To Pack For a Move to Vietnam

Vietnam is fast becoming a popular expat destination for a number of reasons, including its great weather, rich culture, and a much lower cost of living than most other South-East Asian countries. However, when planning a move to Vietnam, you should keep in mind that it is a developing nation, and some of the ordinary … Read more

A Guide To Tipping In Vietnam: Who, How Much, When And Where?

Vietnam is a blend of many different cultures, and its population is made up of many different ethnic groups. The capital city of Hanoi is a modern destination that continuously sees rapid change, while the economic hub of the country is Ho Chi Minh City, previously known as Saigon. Vietnam is located in Southeast Asia … Read more

Kerri Loughran, Ho Chi Minh City

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 … Read more

Michael Tatarski, Ho Chi Minh City

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 … Read more

Jonathan Hoff, Ho Chi Minh City

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 … Read more