This November marks my first anniversary living in Spain, or Spainiversary! There was one point I thought Spain would not happen because the visa complication was taking a toll on me, and then one year went by in the blink of an eye. One year is not a lot but enough to hold countless of

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Do Vietnamese eat dogs?

Thursday, 26 October 2017 by

We all have misconceptions about a culture we’re not familiar with. Like any country, Vietnam has a number of stereotypes and surely many of which are inaccurate. As a born & raised Saigonese, I find myself explaining the same misunderstandings multiple times about my imperfect lovable tiny densely-populated country Vietnam. Of course I cannot speak for more

[English – Tiếng Việt] For Vietnamese, Tet is hand-down the most important holiday of the year. It’s equivalent to Christmas for those who celebrate it. Tet is time for family and… bloated stomach, oh I mean good food. That the kind of luxury I don’t get every year, however. There have been too many Tets

[Luôn có tiếng Việt] I’m not a fan of height. My heart speeds up and dizziness kicks in when I have to look down from an elevation. So the first time I heard about skydiving, I thought, who would be crazy enough to pay money to put her life at risk? What if the parachute

Why Vietnam?

Friday, 02 September 2016 by
[Tiếng Việt bên dưới] Helping to connect EU businesses to Vietnam for a living, I frequently get asked, “Why Vietnam?”, “What makes your country different?” or “Why not other Southeast Asian countries?”. If you ask an average person, you might hear repeatedly the same old complaints about Vietnam: traffic, pollution, bureaucracy, corruption, etc. and I wouldn’t

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