Schmidt Schmidt posted March 30th, 2016 at 9:12 am to Other. Viewed 287 times. Answered once.

Is St. Paul American School in Hanoi owned by a Korean? I understand that it is marketing themselves as an American school, but I really want to know if it is truly an American business.

Julie Vinjo Julie Vinjo posted December 13th, 2015 at 2:08 pm to Other. Viewed 632 times. Answered twice.

Hi there, does anybody have experience with RESPRO MASK in Hanoi for cleaner air to breath while outside? Most importantly - can you properly breath under that mask - even when cycling or running? There was a previous post with a similar question but that's a few years old now. Is RESPRO now available in Hanoi? Or anything similar for that matter? Many thanks! Juliette

HanoiBound HanoiBound posted February 23rd, 2009 at 11:23 pm to Other. Viewed 1238 times. Answered 18 times.

I have read where some companies and teaching institutions require a "clean police clearance certificate from your home country". What is this and how would one get one? Are they looking for no current warrants for your arrest or to show you have never been arrested or convicted in your life ? I am from California, US. Police records are maintained at state or county levels so I don't know how I would get a "clearance" from my country.

Justbeme Justbeme posted March 17th, 2016 at 1:35 pm to Other. Viewed 163 times. Answered once.

Why most men post for fun/nsa bla bla and most women posts for serious relationships here? ^_^

danielle franks danielle franks posted February 29th, 2016 at 8:12 pm to Other. Viewed 914 times. Answered twice.

Hey, Does anyone know of any African hair salons in Hanoi / anywhere that knows how to braid, specifically is able to do coils ? Or is this too much of a long shot. I miss having funky hair. Thanks!

dawnation (elite user) dawnation posted July 15th, 2009 at 5:18 pm to Other. Viewed 1700 times. Answered 82 times.

Yes, folks, I'm rather chatty today. My question about water. First, I've been reading all these reports about how bottled water is not good for you blah blah minerals and kidney problems, etc. I guess short-term is ok, but we're talking 4-5+ years of it. And, I ain't drinking straight from the tap. BUT - I do use boiled tap H2O for cooking sometimes and so do most locals. (I only use bottled for my coffee tho - a woman of contradictions). Yet I have also read reports about high levels of arsenic and other nasties in the water. So, my question is, what concerns should I have - realistically? I know some people water their plants with La Vie, but I want to know what the average New Hanoian is doing about water.

deedara deedara posted February 24th, 2016 at 3:30 pm to Other. Viewed 205 times. Answered once.

Why do GLN/JOLO have such a high turnover of teachers??? I have been offered a job there but I am put off by their constant ads for teachers! Any information would help. Thanks.

JacobB JacobB posted February 15th, 2016 at 4:25 am to Other. Viewed 179 times. Answered 3 times.

Does anyone know someone who can fly a drone to make some video areal recordings in Hanoi?

riskymumbles riskymumbles posted February 16th, 2016 at 3:13 pm to Other. Viewed 1750 times. Answered once.

I have been in Vietnam for 7 weeks now we thought you could buy the drug Ketamine in pharmacys but so far we couldn't find it. Is it legal or illegal? Where can we buy it? Thanks.

Sammyscott Sammyscott posted February 15th, 2016 at 3:33 pm to Other. Viewed 138 times. Not yet answered.

Hello TNH I am living in Hanoi and am looking for musicians (brass players) to start a band? No luck on Hanoi Massive. Love some reggae or ska in my life.

jaye.12321 jaye.12321 posted February 10th, 2016 at 5:08 am to Other. Viewed 184 times. Not yet answered.


Alena Alena posted February 9th, 2016 at 10:57 am to Other. Viewed 181 times. Not yet answered.

Hi guys, I am moving to Hanoi next week and am looking to join a shared apartment. If you are looking for a flatmate, please message me! Thanks, Alena

MummsieJ MummsieJ posted January 27th, 2016 at 6:22 pm to Other. Viewed 429 times. Answered 3 times.

Possible relocation to Hanoi on the schools to sort out!! Anyone have any experience of sending their western kids (English first and currently only language) to BIS Hanoi? Their website looks great and reviews seem great but I can't track down their diversity stats. I don't want my kids mixing with only expat kids but equally don't want them in what is effectively a Vietnamese school. Thoughts welcome..

HoTayHo HoTayHo posted January 27th, 2016 at 8:09 am to Other. Viewed 251 times. Not yet answered.

Hi, All the posts about waxing are very old. I was wondering if anyone had recommended spas in Tay Ho for waxing? Further afield? Thanks!

Dwillink Dwillink posted January 19th, 2016 at 10:56 am to Other. Viewed 563 times. Answered once.

Hi TNH, I was wondering if anyone knows of modelling agencies in Hanoi that cater for international models? I know of Tay Modelling Agency but are there others? Someone mentioned Venus models but I can't find their contact details anywhere! Thanks! Durian

x3lena x3lena posted June 21st, 2013 at 4:47 pm to Other. Viewed 934 times. Answered 13 times.

Hi Guys! Are here any rowers? I am going to try the rowing club at the westlake on Sunday morning at 8am. Is anyone interested to join me? Lena

droid-nd droid-nd posted January 1st, 2016 at 1:21 am to Other. Viewed 869 times. Answered once.

hi, does anybody know where i can advertise a computer design job for vietnamese freelancers? any ideas would be appreciated, thanks

LinhW LinhW posted December 29th, 2015 at 3:17 pm to Other. Viewed 929 times. Answered twice.

Hello there, I know this question has been asked frequently, but I'd like to know if I can find a job at a lower tier school in Vietnam in the following situation: - I am Dutch Born, 23 y/o, Caucasian, man. - I have a TEFL online 120 hour certificate - I have the Dutch equivalent to a British college degree in chemistry. - I have a completion document for the first year of a bachelor in International Business Management and I'm in my third year (will finish in 2016). - I recently scored an 8 on the IELTS exam (I only had 20 days to prepare and didn't prepare for speaking and writing) - My wife is Vietnamese - I'm staying in Ho Chi Minh city for 6 months for a project (not a tourist). Is there any chance I can get +/- 40 teaching hours a week if I actively look for classes...

jdegens jdegens posted December 29th, 2015 at 6:01 am to Other. Viewed 169 times. Not yet answered.

Hi All, Does anyone know of any workshops/garages/spaces that are open for people to work on hardware projects? Only gear I have with me is a raspberry pi that I would like to put to use. And along with this, does anyone know anywhere to buy cheap components (LEDs, sensors, resistors, etc)? Thanks!

bratty13 bratty13 posted August 7th, 2013 at 12:26 pm to Other. Viewed 814 times. Answered 7 times.

Hi I've been looking for an accurate distance of the road around Tay Ho. Does anyone have a rough idea? Thanks, Paul


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