Ho Chi Minh City’s expat enclave of Thao Dien tends to divide opinions. It’s certainly a popular place to live but some expats disparage the neighbourhood as a westernised bubble. Whilst this might be true…

View Post

Before you can start teaching English in Vietnam, you need to get yourself an ESL teaching certificate. This lil’ piece of paper only takes about a month to earn, but all the different acronyms out…

View Post

A question I often get from concerned friends and family is “are you safe in Vietnam?” The short answer is “YES.” However, there are different types of safety. I’m a lot more likely to have…

View Post

There’s no question about it: motorbikes are one of the most intimidating aspects of life in Ho Chi Minh City. Bikes zip around like hornets, governed by few rules and fewer enforcements. Most people move here…

View Post

Moving to another country can be a difficult and daunting task – there’s no app for that. However, there are a bunch of apps and sites that can make your transition into life in ‘Nam…

View Post