Happy birthday in Vietnamese is “Chúc mừng sinh nhật!” Use our handy guide to know how to celebrate birthdays in Vietnam and what kinds of gifts to get.
Vietnamese mooncakes are a thick, dense, hearty sweet-bean cake with a doughy exterior. They are eaten only around the Mid-Autumn festival.
How to ask “What is your name?” in Vietnamese, as well as some fun facts about Vietnamese name ordering and common names.
Learn basic tourist-level Vietnamese in this text-and-audio lesson featuring a mock dialogue: shopping for food at a small wet-market
Holidays in Vietnam are challenging for tourists: everything shutsdown and gets overpriced. Avoid our mistakes and plan for these important dates.
Everything you need to know to use buses in Vietnam: from how to pay for metro-buses, scheduling, to doing research about long-haul sleeper buses.
Our favourite towns in Vietnam to live and work as digital nomads, including best cafes and co-working spaces to work, and leisure opportunities.
Vietnam is increasingly hiring foreigners to fuel its international growth. Here are the best websites for find jobs in Vietnam as an expat.
Key facts and tips about the major Vietnamese holiday Mid-Autumn Festival: origins, what to do as a tourist, when to buy souvenirs and mooncakes.
The text-to-image DALL-E tool lets you make (almost) photorealistic images with a few simple text prompts. We use it to make fake images of Vietnam.
Vietnam has 54 ethnic groups, and over a 100 spoken languages, some with less than 1000 people left. The “Kinh” are the dominant 86% majority group.
Which are the best Vietnamese restaurants in Toronto, judged by Vietnamese for authenticity?
From tips on coded-language, to how to sit in a business meeting, to proper gifts for the Tet holidays — we decode the Vietnamese business culture
We’ve travelled all over Vietnam to sample food. Here is our top 10 list of breakfast meals to eat: from pho to mi to banh hoi and more.
From who eats first, to chopsticks faux-pas: 24 tips. rules, do’s and don’ts about dining in Vietnam for expats.
Our favourite unusual jobs in Vietnam and potential business opportunities. These traditional and new jobs are growing as Vietnamese consume more.
Fortune tellers are very important in Vietnamese society — from marriage to business to land. Here was our experience, the good and bad
The Vietnamese do ritualistic burning of paper-simulacra as a way to send gifts to their dead relatives. The fire and smoke are portals to the spirit-realm.
The median monthly salary in Vietnam is 4.2 million VND per month or approximately $200 USD/month.
Valentine’s Day is even bigger and more serious in Vietnam than it is in most Western countries. We discuss how Vietnamese celebrate Valentine’s.