This post is for those that are new to Hanoi, we want to let you know of how some English centers are taking away from your pay. 1. If they are paying you $20 p/h and are taking away from you 500vnd for each dollar, then ask them to pay the current exchange rate of that day.... With the currency always lowering, that 500vnd adds up. If you have 50 hours a month, that's 500,000vnd. For the year, that is 6.000.000vnd. 2. Some English centers are claiming tax as they make some things very very confusing to calculate it as you really do not know where the portion they take is going to. 3. Some English centers will ask you to delay your pay over & over again until they incur a very large debt and may not fully pay it. 4. What experiences have you had?
Hi, I'm a naturopathic doctor from Canada. I will be returning to Hanoi within the year to get married and settle there. I'm curious as to whether or not there is a demand for a naturopathic doctor or if I'm going to have to switch careers. I'd really like to get your opinions on this. P.S. the last time I was in Hanoi, I wasn't able to locate a health food store...is there one? thanks :D
Here are those love playing badminton!Any expat out there like joining a group of playing badminton? I am Vietnamese, and hope that we can have many people to play together, we can do the indoor playground in Cau Giay area Hope to play it soon. We can discuss the time and the fee together, as we need to rent for our fixed hour time and days.
Hi all, Is there anyone here who has got contacts in the immigration office? I have to get an approval letter from the embassy stating that they have permitted us to study in a university in Hanoi. However, my school is saying that it costs 400$, 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.
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