A comparison of current (Dec 2022) Covid-19 policies in Vietnam vs. China. In short, life has returned to normal in Vietnam, with no lockdowns.
You can still buy luxury goods in Vietnam for an affordable price, such as ornate vases, designer handbags, handmade shoes, original art, and more
Learn the pronunciation, meaning, and crucial differences between hotels (*khách sạn*) vs. motels (*nhà nghỉ*) in Vietnam
From garment-manufacturing to bronze-casting to instrument-making, learn about 13 manufacturing and specialty craft-villages near Hanoi.
9 Quirks to consider when thinking about starting a business in Vietnam as a foreigner: from business structures, capital controls, laws, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Our favourite towns in Vietnam to live and work as digital nomads, including best cafes and co-working spaces to work, and leisure opportunities.
Learn basic tourist-level Vietnamese in this text-and-audio lesson featuring a mock dialogue: shopping for food at a small wet-market
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.
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