5 reasons not to beat yourself up on year end

So you have not achieved what you hoped for, and you may be counting down to 2018 all alone, but that’s alright.

Confessions of an overseas Vietnamese: What I learnt from going to school in Hanoi

A 7th grader suddenly moves to a Vietnamese school in Hanoi, but she doesn't know how to read or write the language.

Vietnamese surprises in Vanuatu

Remote Pacific island nation where Vietnamese 'slaves' left a lasting legacy.
October 08, 2017 | 02:20 pm GMT+7

On the curious phenomenon of seeing foreign doppelgängers of people you know

Homesickness, the subconscious or simply alternate universes that cross the space-time continuum. You decide!
June 04, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

How to love rainy season in Saigon

As long as you are in the right place, and in the right frame of mind, you can enjoy seeing the clouds roll into town.
May 22, 2017 | 01:58 pm GMT+7

You say tomato, I say to-may-toe: Bridging the third-language barrier in Vietnam

If you’re still struggling to be understood, perhaps the problem lies with you.
May 05, 2017 | 02:01 pm GMT+7

Buckle up or shut up: Vietnam's road safety conundrum

Whose job is it to keep the country’s new drivers safe?
April 24, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

A love letter to tourists: Vietnam is flawed, and that’s perfectly fine

Who says chaotic and messy can’t be beautiful?
April 19, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Screw you, hot season: Tips for staying cool in Vietnam

The dry, impossibly hot season has returned to Saigon.
April 16, 2017 | 03:00 pm GMT+7

Why I may never leave Vietnam: Confessions of an English teacher

Nice to meet you! I have a confession to make.
April 11, 2017 | 02:27 pm GMT+7

The problem with traveling to Vietnam just because it’s cheap

Tourists love the country because it’s cheap, but low costs come with risks.
March 29, 2017 | 12:00 pm GMT+7

In Vietnam, debating Tet could be pointless as the holiday is being lost anyway

While the Tet debate goes on, the festival seems to be quietly disappearing on its own.
February 06, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Tet in Ho Chi Minh City is oh so quiet

There's nothing to do in Saigon during Tet, precisely the reason why it's worth staying behind.
January 28, 2017 | 08:57 am GMT+7
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