Not all passports are created equally, some possess more border-crossing power than others. This seems obvious but sometimes when you’re so used to not having to worry about visa application, you might forget how difficult it is for some of us. In that sense, the Vietnamese nationality doesn’t have good standing. More than 40 countries

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

Vietnam: First Time FAQ

Saturday, 24 December 2016 by
[English – Tiếng Việt] I’ve lost count of messages like “Hey Anh, I’m going to Vietnam, what’s there to do?” so I figure I’ll answer your frequently asked questions here. How much time should I spend? At least one week. Three weeks are ideal, you’ll be able to cover the best of Vietnam.  When should

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