Hi all, Is there anyone here who has got contacts in the immigration office? I have to get an approval letter from the embassy stating that they have permitted us to study in a university in Hanoi. However, my school is saying that it costs 400$, which is think is a way too high price for a student visa for 1 year. i want to get this double checked. can anybody help? Thank you priyanka text me at +841282374693
Does anyone know the title of the music being played on Vietnam Airlines while passengers board the plane (and search for their seats)? It's the accompanying music to the images of nature being shown on the television screens scattered all around the plane. I heard the music on all my domestic flights (Danang, Ho Chi Minh) aboard the Vietnam Airlines. It is just music with no lyrics. Very Relaxing music that I could use for my digital stories. Thanks a lot!
My friends are flying into Ho Chi Minh city in a couple of weeks and they would like to go by train to Hoi An. The thing is the only trip we could find mostly went through the night which defeats the purpose of the train as my friends would really enjoy seeing the countryside. Has anyone had any experience going on a day time train from Ho Chi Minh to Hoi An? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
My sister is coming in a week (staying for a full two weeks) and I am considering doing a train trip to Hoi An, stopping at various places along the way (then flying back to Hanoi from Danang). Has anyone done this kind of a trip? If so what were your experiences and do you have any recommendations for travel arrangements? We would be stopping in Vinh and Hue for sure. Are there any other points of interest that you would recommend?
Does anyone know where you can catch the public bus to the airport? You used to be able to get on at Kim Ma, but someone told me that now it only stops down by the Daewoo. Is it still the number 7 or 17...or have the numbers changed as well?
A good Vietnamese friend of mine is getting married soon, and I need to buy a gift. Yes, I know that tradition calls for money, but I'm not a traditionalist! I'm thinking of a really nice pendulum clock, what do you think? I won't be going to the wedding since it's halfway to HCM.
Though I am sure about moving to Vietnam this summer to teach English and travel for the following year, I haven't yet made up my mind if I want to live in one of the big cities or smaller town like Da Nang. I'll have time to travel around before settling. My question is a simple one: is the job market about as good in a smaller town like Da Nang as in HCMC? If you're moving without a Work Permit, do you think a small town might be risky because the schools will have more oversight from the police? Or should I not worry about it and trust that as long as there are English schools, there is the opportunity to work? I've got plenty of years of experience teaching and a CELTA Pass A to defend myself with. Lastly, what are some of the towns with good expat communities and good work oppor...
This country is a nice country. Unfortunately, many locals have been talking about the bad chemicals in the food that farmers have used to keep the fruit, vegetables, and meat fresh. Additionally, lots of food is being imported from China. One case said that some chicken eaten today is being imported from either the 1960s or 1970s. One case stated that they have chemicals to turn pork into beef. Another case stated some are suffering from sickness and death due to the harmful chemicals in the food. The last case heard was that in some restaurants, they were reusing the old hotpot water from other restaurants to save money. With all these food issues, many people have decided to not go to restaurants or buy food from local farmers. Of course, we wish that something was being done about a...
Hello ! I will be leaving Vietnam in 3 weeks and for salary reasons, I cannot close my Vietnamese Bank account. I will be able to withdraw money from it whilst in Europe. I was wondering what will eventually happen if I do not close my account? Will it just be frozen over a certain period of time ? Thanks !
Hi there, I've just moved to Hanoi and wondering where I can get western size 6 women's shoes at a reasonable price..ie not Aldo! I've been to Savico and they only had up to size 5 shoes. Any recommendations would be really appreciated :) Thanks
Hi, I'm looking for Tai Chi lessons here in Hanoi, but it's proving harder than I expected. I've tried google and New Hanoian searches without any luck. I've also checked at most of the gyms and health clubs i can find. Does anyone have any ideas about where else I should look? Thanks!
Hi, Anyone living in Hanoi want to adopt a puppy? I'm living in Hanoi and my dog has just given birth to 2 puppies, they are very cute girls, poodle tiny with brown hairs. Now they are 1 month and a half year old. I dont want to selling them to people who make them reproduce for earning money, and I think there are foreigners living in Hanoi who want to buy dog from breeder or household. So, if you are dog lover and want to adopt her, please contact me. You can send me message or reach me by my skype: carna_lily15.
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