Learn basic tourist-level Vietnamese in this text-and-audio lesson featuring a mock dialogue: shopping for food at a small wet-market
Tourists in Vietnam should prepare for some personal questions: Why are you tall? Are you married? Why is your skin so white? … Some example replies
How to ask “Where is?” or “Which direction to…?” in Vietnamese, as well as common answers to direction questions
What does “Bích Phúc Đạt” mean in Vietnamese? Expats and tourists can learn Vietnamese via its funny (& naughty) sounding names.
Vietnam is increasingly hiring foreigners to fuel its international growth. Here are the best websites for find jobs in Vietnam as an expat.
Our personal experience finding apartments in Vietnam for long-term says. We cover Facebook groups, Vietnamese classified ads, and more
Our top 10 favourite street-food dishes in Hanoi and where to go, plotted on an interactive map. From Spicy crepes to Phở to spring rolls.
Best neighbourhoods and websites-online to finding rentals as an expat in Hanoi, including cheap nomads and safety-first families
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.
From average salaries, work-ethics, work parties, to superstitions and doing random errands for the boss — what is the work culture in Vietnam
Does Vietnam hate the USA? Most Americans are suprised that Vietnam tops the PEW Research lists of countries who favour the USA.
2022 is the Year of the Tiger. Learn everything you need to know about the Lunar New Year and the Vietnamese festival of Tet
Ghosts play a central role in many Vietnamese beliefs. When someone has a bad love-life, or can’t find a date, it is often blamed on ghosts.