Cost of Living in Vietnam vs Teaching Salary

Cost of Living in Vietnam vs Teaching Salary

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...
What Teaching in Vietnam is Really Like

What Teaching in Vietnam is Really Like

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...
Lucky Money / Li Xi: The Story

Lucky Money / Li Xi: The Story

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...
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...
Ha Giang Extreme North Motorbike Loop

Ha Giang Extreme North Motorbike Loop

Ha Giang is Vietnam’s northern-most province. The mysterious landscape along the Chinese border – a mythical combination of conical limestone peaks and deep, craterous valleys – is probably the most striking in the country. Considered by many as the last frontier for...
Vietnam Bear Sanctuary: Tam Dao, North Vietnam

Vietnam Bear Sanctuary: Tam Dao, North Vietnam

Located only 60km north of Hanoi, Vietnam Bear Sanctuary sits within the picturesque Tam Dao National Park. Home to a number of rescued bears, the sanctuary provides a safe and protected space away from poachers and traders. It was created by the organization, Animal...