Motorbike Rental in Sapa

Full Guide to Motorbike Rental in SaPa SaPa is high up on the tourist bucket list when it comes to Vietnam and renting a motorbike in SaPa is a popular choice. You have the freedom to roam around the town and into the countryside for some of the best sightseeing. Your first choice is whether […]

Vung Tau: Top 6 Things to Do

View over Vung Tau from the Christ Monument

The coastal city of Vung Tau is the ideal short break from Ho Chi Minh City. At only 96km from the city centre, Vung Tau is reachable in less than 2.5 hours, attracting thousands of visitors every year for a breath of sea air and a break from the city. Popular with both Vietnamese and […]

Cat Tien National Park: 2 Day Trip

Exploring Cat Tien National Park

Located 170km from Ho Chi Minh City centre, the sprawling Cat Tien National Park can be found. Spanning an impressive 720km squared, Cat Tien is a huge protected area of natural beauty in Vietnam. Home to some of Vietnam’s most exotic wildlife, the National Park is an ideal trip from the city. Thousands of visitors […]

Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City

Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is not particularly known for its day trips. Those who choose to visit Vietnam’s bustling capital, often never actually leave the city. The majority will simply head north toward Hanoi, where the mountainous countryside offers a wide variety of day trips and activities. However, little do many know, Ho Chi Minh […]

Places to Teach English in Vietnam: Top 3

Places to Teach English in Vietnam

There are a number of different places to teach English in Vietnam. As a result, choosing a destination to settle and start your English teaching career can be a challenge. From north to south, there are villages, towns, and cities seeking native-speaking English teachers. All of whom offer very different experiences and lifestyles to foreign […]

Top 5 English Teaching Jobs in Vietnam 2020

Teachers at APAX English on Teachers Day

Teaching jobs in Vietnam have grown considerably over the last decade because of economic growth and heightened demand for an English speaking generation. As a result, native-speaking English teachers are arriving in Vietnam from all over the globe to teach English as a second language. All who decide to make the big move to Vietnam […]

Cost of Living in Vietnam vs Teaching Salary

Cost of living in Vietnam

Compared to the western world, the cost of living in Vietnam is extremely low. Because Vietnam is still underdeveloped in many ways, those who choose to live here compromise the living conditions they’re used too. However, over the last decade, this has changed considerably. Vietnam now has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. […]

What Teaching in Vietnam is Really Like

Ellie with English students in Hanoi

Teaching English in Vietnam may sound like a crazy idea. However, over the last decade, the demand for native-speaking English Teachers has grown considerably. Due to significant economic growth, there is a need for a generation of English speaking Viets thus the teaching communities in Vietnam’s major cities have multiplied in size. At Rent A […]

Lucky Money / Li Xi: The Story

red envelope

Lucky Money / Li Xi  When visiting Vietnam during the first few days of Tết (Lunar New Year) you may wonder why you see young children eagerly receiving small red envelopes from adults. The envelopes are not empty and there is something inside. It is ‘li xi’ (lucky money) or ‘tien mung tuoi’ (meaning happy […]

Finding a Good Mechanic in Hanoi

Finding a good mechanic in Hanoi

If you have bought your own motorbike, sooner or later you will need to get it serviced. You will probably not have much experience with different mechanics in Vietnam and you may not know a good mechanic in Hanoi. Nor may you know the true cost of spare parts labor and repairs. This is a […]