Travel in the new normal: a trip down memory lane

Do crowds at major tourist sites frustrate you? Does the sight of a selfie stick irritate you?
December 1, 2021 | 11:34 am GMT+7

Darren Barnard

To my single sisters in their 30s: We are not leftovers

Passive, conservative, picky… are what people label me for not getting married when I am supposed to.
READERS' VIEWS November 28, 2021 | 08:45 pm GMT+7


With Vietnam-US trade set to hit $100 billion, we expect more barriers to drop

As we approach the end of a complicated and challenging year, there is much to be grateful for, including the close partnership between Vietnam and the United States.
November 26, 2021 | 07:53 am GMT+7

Adam Sitkoff

Noise, trash and traffic the biggest nuisances in Vietnam

What are the biggest nuisances of living in Vietnam? VnExpress International readers share some of the nuances that have been bugging them for a long time.
READERS' VIEWS November 25, 2021 | 09:00 pm GMT+7


'New normal' is anything but normal

Coronavirus patients have been calling my hotline number for days now, and I’m beginning to think Christmas and Tet are not going to be peaceful holidays.
November 24, 2021 | 07:47 am GMT+7

Le Thi Anh Thu

Poor communication, inconsistencies make working for Vietnamese employer a pain

What are the biggest challenges of working for a Vietnamese company? VnExpress International readers provide some insights.
READERS' VIEWS November 22, 2021 | 09:00 pm GMT+7


Reopening in Vietnam needs to be more quickly accelerated

Vietnamese leaders have made a clear message for reopening but some obstacles in vaccination, quarantine, and traveling regulation still exist and need to be rapidly solved.
November 22, 2021 | 07:59 am GMT+7

Alain Cany

Vietnamese love to body shame

"What have you been eating to get so fat? You're not gonna fit in that dress."
READERS' VIEWS November 19, 2021 | 09:00 pm GMT+7


Wealth cannot replace romanticism

When a motorbike taxi driver asked me if I was married and I replied "no", his face showed disappointment.
November 19, 2021 | 10:07 am GMT+7

Jesse Peterson

When it comes to love, embrace your differences as strengths

I’ve been married to a Vietnamese woman for 13 years, and in a relationship with her for 15 years.
READERS' VIEWS November 17, 2021 | 09:00 pm GMT+7


English teachers longing to return to the classroom

7 a.m. The alarm rings and I drag myself over to my cafetière to inject the much-needed caffeine into my system to prepare for the chaotic morning traffic. Upon entering the school playground, I am greeted by the infectious energy of lively students rushing to the classroom and screaming "hello teacher" at the top of their lungs.
November 17, 2021 | 01:23 pm GMT+7

Darren Barnard

Politicians and their empty promises

It is in a politician's job description to paint visions of bright futures for their voters. But those visions don't always come true.
November 16, 2021 | 10:07 am GMT+7

Nguyen Khac Giang

Any relationship is difficult and the culture thing is just an excuse

Different culture and mindset can be a big problem in relationship, but wait until you find someone with a common goal, according to an insider.
READERS' VIEWS November 15, 2021 | 09:00 pm GMT+7


Cultural clash: Vietnamese, foreigner relationship a tough challenge

What are the pros and cons of a Vietnamese-foreigner relationship? Here are some thoughts from VnExpress International readers who have been there, done that.
READERS' VIEWS November 12, 2021 | 09:00 pm GMT+7


How to grieve properly in times of Covid

Just a few hours after he FaceTimed with his family, my father returned home in an urn.
November 12, 2021 | 07:57 am GMT+7

Vo Nhat Vinh

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