With little-to-no clear rules, it's not surprising that the roads of Vietnam have garnered a reputation as one of the most dangerous places to drive. I'm not here to tell you that it's safe, I have seen my share of accidents, but I have found that with some conscious effort you can make your experience on the road safer. Whether
One of the biggest challenges you will face when moving abroad is making friends and creating a social life from scratch. While hard to begin with, creating a social life from scratch can be extremely rewarding as you chose to connect with those who share similar goals and interests. I have made some amazing, like-minded friends during my time living
Thao Dien has garnered a reputation among the Saigonese as a hotbed for foreigners to live, particularly English-speaking expats. It's one of the largest expat areas in Saigon, with the other main spot for foreigners to settle being Phu My Hung in District 7. There are many reasons why expats might choose to live in Thao Dien; from the variety
Curious about teaching English in Vietnam? This guide answers questions you might have, including qualifications you need, where to find jobs, when to apply and more.
Picking the right place to call home will shape your experience in Vietnam. No two cities offer the same vibe and with Vietnam being such a long country, the difference between living in the north versus living in the south can be vast. Considering I'm still living in Ho Chi Minh City, 4 years after moving, I think it's safe
job Teaching English in Vietnam is not a one-size-fits-all kinda business. There are many different types of teaching jobs available and, while most of them still centre around English, there is bound to be one style of teaching which suits you better than the rest. This post shares the types of teaching jobs you can find in Vietnam, with important
With an estimated 45 million motorbikes pumping pollutants out, and unnecessary packing for any and every item, Vietnam isn't exactly a forerunner when it comes to being eco-friendly. Being eco-friendly in Vietnam can be challenging and needs conscious effort, but I hope that this guide inspires you to make some habitual changes to help you to live a more eco-friendly
Interested in finding a teaching English job in Vietnam? This guide covers job requirements, creating a teaching CV, where to find jobs, and reputable companies to work for.
To legally work in Vietnam, and apply for a temporary resident card (TRC), you require a work permit. While you can find work without a permit, good companies will not allow you to work for them without it as they can get fined by the government. I've put this guide together to walk you through the process, so you know
Everyone has a few crazy pipe dreams; daydreams that more often than not stay as whimsical “if only’s”. Well, 2018 was very much a year of going after what I wanted, so I took the plunge and did something with my pipe dream. I wanted to buy a vintage honda cub motorbike. So I found a Saigonese company, The Honda