One thing that you must do when you move to a foreign country is get a general feel for the true cost of living in that place. When you first arrive, it may feel a like a vacation and you will really loosen the pursestrings, splashing out and treating yourself whatever luxury you feel like … Continue reading But everything is so cheap here!
Yes, this is an expat, backpacker, nomad blog and here's a dirty little secret: I am really sceptical about the vast majority of expat pages or blogs. If you are one of those special people that actually run a good one, I salute you. One day, I shall write a full length article to discuss … Continue reading Bó Nè – that one Vietnamese dish that they’ll never talk about?
A rather strange thing happened to me yesterday. I had headed over to An Thượng at around 1 pm in the hope of enjoying a pleasant sea breeze while I drink a few coffees and sample a delightful looking cake that I had seen posted upon some social media page for Bon Appétit; it is … Continue reading When you forget about your home country’s traditions
This is one of the most commonly featured words on a fempat's Tinder profile followed by yet another lame story about self discovery and possibly an elephant photo. It also means 'Hello!' in the Hindi language apparently, but let's not get too cultural and diverse here. However, it came into my view not as a … Continue reading Namaste!
Whenever you move to another country to begin a new life; it is inevitable that you will encounter culture shock in one form or another; Vietnam is no exception. It could be argued that the perceived cultural distance has been reduced some what in my case due to not moving directly from my home nation; … Continue reading Minor irritants about life in Vietnam so far.
Right now, the president of the United States of America, Donald Trump is meeting with up with the Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un in Hà Nội for a second summit that follows on from last year's meeting in Singapore. Observers have given mixed reports about progress so far; yet even the more … Continue reading Unintentional Trump Tribute
The one is going to be a rather long one. If you’re strapped for time, skip the intro and go straight to your preferred sections. If on the other hand, you have a coffee with you and are sitting comfortably; then you might want to consider the finer details. I am definitely not the first … Continue reading Why most of the Đà Nẵng sites and blogs are dead (yet I’m still going to do this anyway).