mikemcdonald25 mikemcdonald25 posted September 12th, 2008 at 10:01 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 1725 times. Answered 7 times.

I am looking for an acupuncture specialist. I have heard there is a really good lady here in Ha Noi that a lot of expats use but I can't get her address. Help appreciated.

NickS NickS posted June 3rd, 2008 at 6:44 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 537 times. Answered 10 times.

I am currently trying to find work teaching English in Hanoi. I have a couple of interviews arranged already, but I'm a little worried about the work permit/business visa regulations... Which do I need? How do I get one? (and how do I get a Criminal Record certificate from the UK, if needed, when I'm already in Hanoi?) How long does it take? Can I legally work whilst the application is in process? So many questions, sorry! Thanks, Nick

Gaylebeachgirl Gaylebeachgirl posted May 18th, 2014 at 1:57 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 199 times. Answered 4 times.

Hairdresser required Now- for women's- short- style and colour! Something that will not leave me looking either 20 or 80! I've searched previous forums-but quite dated information. Any ideas please!!

Devorah Devorah posted May 2nd, 2010 at 9:14 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 893 times. Answered 17 times.

Are there any Jewish ex-pats in Ha Noi? Seen lots of stuff for Catholic and other services but wondered if there were any Jews out there or rather here in Ha Noi. If you're here I'd love to make contact.

Luke.as.taylor Luke.as.taylor posted February 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 249 times. Answered 20 times.

So, I posted a note in the personal section last night using the "Strictly friends" category, which is my genuine interest. Within a few hours I had received quite a number of responses, many from "local girls", some of which raised my eyebrows ever so slightly. I don't want to make any assumptions, because I imagine the language barrier causes some misunderstandings and misreadings but i'm curious to hear if anyone has any insight into making friends via the personals sections. I'm here for work for a few months and would enjoy a social life outside my professional obligations. My colleague, who is from Hanoi, has gently cautioned me regarding unscrupulous types who "take advantage of expats". I don't want to spend my time worrying about honest interactions, so I thought I would se...

stravel stravel posted January 27th, 2014 at 11:23 am to Etiquette. Viewed 517 times. Answered 12 times.

What is the best color(male) to wear for visiting someone's home during TET ? I understand black is out. How about blue or red ? I don't want to offend anyone.

ThuUyen ThuUyen posted January 16th, 2009 at 8:48 am to Etiquette. Viewed 1031 times. Answered 53 times.

Dear all, new hanoian is a great forum to share experiences, just want to thank all for their input! Anyway, now I would like to put up an issue! During my stay here for 6 month, I noted a radical change on my body and on my health. For example, my face skin has gone completely back to puperty-stage, and I talked to my friends about this issue and they also seem to struggle with the air/pollution in Hanoi being harsh to their skin. Furthermore, I noticed that my teeth, eyes, throat etc. going through changes due to the food, air, climate, pollution etc. Well, not only the examples above but also after talking to friends about how their body and well being has been set on a test, I just wanted to ask you guys about your experiences in Vietnam...

Gord Gord posted September 7th, 2008 at 5:06 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 289 times. Answered 5 times.

Anybody know where I can get Melita-style paper coffee filters?

maliusmaximus (elite user) maliusmaximus posted June 6th, 2008 at 10:33 am to Etiquette. Viewed 235 times. Answered 20 times.

So there is currently a gap between the black market buy/sell rate and the bank buy/sell rate for USD and Dong. I'm just curious, what's to stop me from taking $1000USD to the black market, selling it for 17200 Dong/dollar, then going the bank, buying back my dollars at 16200, and doing it all again? What am I missing?

July An July An posted July 13th, 2013 at 10:39 am to Etiquette. Viewed 114 times. Answered twice.

Hi everyone, My husband has been an English teacher in Hanoi for nearly 2 years. We're looking for an online social group like Facebook for expats who are living and teaching here in Hanoi to join and share their experience regarding useful teaching methods, materials, horror stories, and opportunities in the city. Is anyone currently following an only group like this on facebook which we can join. If there's already a community, great. Otherwise, we'll put one together.

dawnation (elite user) dawnation posted September 12th, 2009 at 10:31 am to Etiquette. Viewed 400 times. Answered 10 times.

Winner winner chicken dinner. So, I'm probably one of the poorer NH's, but I must admit the casino ads have me intrigued (I play the hell out of some paigow). I know Movenpick has the Win Casino, plus there's another one elsewhere. What I am not clear on is if these are worth it for a fun night out. They're for "foreign passport holders only," but they don't make clear if these are actually just for fun or if you can win real cash. They also don't list in their ads about the games available besides slots. Anyone with experience or the inside scoop, enlighten us.

coolbyme coolbyme posted June 9th, 2013 at 8:47 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 975 times. Answered 9 times.

ok, I been here about a year and a half now, and after selling my old computer, I had some money burning a hole in my pocket, so I treated myself to some random shopping I bought 4 flag/banners that I have seen around town, and have always thought were beautiful. Problem is I showed them to a Viet friend and he told me they are only for Pagodas and Temples ... can anyone clarify for me? Would it be bad form or offensive to hang these inside or outside my house on Bach Dang street? one is fairly square shaped, flame shapes around the outside, wwith red, then blue, then yellow, then green, in squares towards the middle the second is rectangular, with stripes or blue, orange, white, yellow, and squares of the same colour at the end i was really hoping these were the old ...

Mr Mike Mr Mike posted October 19th, 2012 at 12:36 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 258 times. Answered once.

I did a search on "Saw Palmetto" and scored a zero. I am looking for saw palmetto - but not at GNC. Anyone know of it being sold in Hanoi? Thanks.

sarahm sarahm posted April 2nd, 2009 at 12:59 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 141 times. Answered 6 times.

Can anyone recommend a good place to get digital photos printed. Will they do it from a memory stick or a disc?

ebrwstr ebrwstr posted October 11th, 2008 at 7:48 am to Etiquette. Viewed 1007 times. Answered 9 times.

So I dropped my nice Sony Ericsson mobile phone on its head yesterday and now the screen is a complete blank. Everything else seems to function normally - but I can't see what I'm doing. Anybody know if there is hope for my phone? Does anybody know of a mobile phone REPAIR shop in Hanoi?

Whiskeyjack Whiskeyjack posted September 25th, 2008 at 12:01 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 137 times. Answered twice.

Does anyone know where I can buy a scientific calculator with scientific notation, trigonometry functions and able to input fractions? Thanks for any advice

Spin Spin posted February 12th, 2009 at 11:14 am to Etiquette. Viewed 1342 times. Answered 44 times.

Does anyone know where to find a decent quality queen size mosquito net?

JuanBTong JuanBTong posted March 14th, 2013 at 11:03 am to Etiquette. Viewed 253 times. Answered twice.

Where is ground zero for the St. Paddy's day piss-up?

djaffee djaffee posted March 30th, 2010 at 1:22 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 570 times. Answered 8 times.

I've seen them in several places and all have been quite expensive. Has anyone seen them being sold at a reasonable price? Thanks!

Lisa V Lisa V posted February 7th, 2013 at 12:20 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 289 times. Answered 6 times.

Hi, I am not Vietnamese, and have been asked to work over Tet by my Vietnamese employer. Does anyone have experience working during Tet as a non-Vietnamese person? Should I be getting overtime? I worked over Christmas and any other UK holidays and didn't expect special treatment because they are UK national holidays. So should I expect the same as a local in Hanoi? If they amazingly agreed to work the holiday would they get overtime? I see wads of cash being dished out around the office, but I am not expecting a 13th month bonus as the bold 'no bonus' in my contract keeps reminding me. But what about overtime, or is this greedy seeing as I get paid more than locals anyway? If anyone was here last year, it would be great to hear what your experiences were. I wan...

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