I study abroad but I come back to hanoi for summer and Christmas break every year . I will be in 11th grade next year. when I come back to hanoi it gets quite lonely because I don't have any friends in Vietnam. what are some ways I can make friends with people my age (17) and can speak English because I can't speak Vietnamese fluently.
TNH - A little help, please. I'm soon to be arriving in Ha Noi on my first trip to VN. A couple weeks later I'll be going from Ha Noi to Ha Giang. I'm having trouble figuring out my best transportation option. Don't want to hire a private driver just for me, that's expensive and piggy. I am concerned that the bus will be cramped (I am very tall), is that true? I've heard about an "executive bus" premium service of some sort, but can't find any real information about it. I've read that the night bus is dangerous, but it's hard to know how much weight to give those stories. Thank you!
Hi Everyone, I've scanned questions regarding a motorbike license but have not seen anything about people who might take the driver's license test or help with acquiring the license itself. Does anybody have contacts that help facilitate the process and a known price? I will be spending time in Hanoi and Lao Cai province. Thank you for your help!
Hi all. I'm an American just now moving to Hanoi for work. I need to find an accountant out here who is very experienced with America and Vietnam tax practices to help me figure out how best to approach my tax payments in both countries.
Does anyone know where I can get mini desktop computers? I need something for the office computers that is less bulky/ugly than the standard atx boxes. Something in the line of this http://vatgia.com/tugia&module=product&view=detail&record_id=4645013 It would be used for surfing, printing, and office documents, so not much power needed, nor a DVD reader.
Hi, Im looking to buy some Delonix Regia, is there anyone know where in Vietnam I can find the people that are selling this type of tree(not seed)? I need to buy a lot of these trees. Check the photos on eBay below: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Delonix-Regia-Seeds-Outdoor-Bonsai-Tree-Seeds-Flame-Of-Forest-Red-Flowers/222685022209?hash=item33d90fc801:g:AIIAAOSwZlZZ6Vxt If you know, please help me with this.
Hello! I have read and have all the info I need to fly my dog to UK. I have read about international movers in Hanoi. I phoned them but they didnt speak english. They also didnt reply to my email to get a quote through expat finders. I also tried to contact the department of animal health to start to prepare billies microchipping and blood sample. They didnt respond to my email. Now Im not sure what to do as noone is responding to me. The only one who had is animal doctors in hcm but I need a company in the North. If you can send up to date contact deets and relevant address I will go straight to their buildings to inquire. Happy new year and cheers, Mary
Hi all, I'll be moving to Vietnam next year to work. I'll be working for a local organisation who will organise my work visa. I would like my partner to join me, but we're unmarried, and we're both from the EU (France and the UK) Are there dependent partner/spouse visas? Many thanks!
I got married in Vietnam 2 years ago and have been living here since. I have two questions. 1, Is my marriage reconised and legal in the UK 2, Does my wife have any right to live in England, more than other people, as she is married to me, a British citizen. 3, What is the best approach for her to come and live with me in England? Anyone with any experience or willing to share there story please do.
Hi everybody, currently I am working for a University in Vietnam and I am applying for a work permit in Vietnam (I have a tourist visa at the moment). Please, I would like to know the following question: If a fail to get the work permit, will I loose my job or I can apply for business visa? Any help is highly appreciated.
Hello wanna buy a wedding dress from hanoi the logo of the factory is like wing and the color is black, but I don't have any idea the name of the factory can you help me to find out? And i think recent they had fashion show in fashion show fashion life or something. Thanks
I'll be in Vietnam from the 4th to the 11th of this month and was planning a holiday. I'll land in HCMC and stay two days at a hotel. Then I wanted to go to a cheaper beach resort, but now checking the weather forecast, it might not be a great idea to go to the ocean. I do hope that the weather will change, but it doesn't look like. Can you recommend some places in the city, please? Thanks a lot.
Hi, folks. I'm new on this site, and I read the instructions, so I hope I am operating within the rules. I am in Thailand, though I'm from the US. I'm very strongly considering teaching ESL in VN, and to that end have been studying Vietnamese. I have an MA in TESL and plenty of experience. I sent email inquiries to VUS English Centers (based on a reco) and to Vietnam Teachings Jobs.com and Compass Education, both just as a result of a google search. But here's the think.... I haven't gotten a peep out of them. The first one I wrote about six days ago, the others three days ago. Any advice on how I can try to line up a job there while being outside the country? It would just be me and my American citizen but non-working wife (let's just say we have been empty nesters for a whi...
Hi There Everyone, I am seeking advice on how to proceed with opening up a startup with Vietnamese citizens. I see most businesses open through a Joint Stock Company here. 1. I was wanting to know would it be best to open a Limited Liability Company instead of a Joint Stock Company? 2. What is the best way to protect yourself as a foreigner when it comes to being in a partnership? (Not saying that things will go wrong or VN citizens are bad, but just wondering for future reference so that we can ensure fairness.) 3. One advice has been stated that I open business by myself, but with a team, it's better in my opinion as everyone has different expertise. 4. How can we ensure equal rights with equal power when it comes to decision making or vote on decisions. Who gets the overa...
... is The New Hanoian's Q&A forum. If you've got a question about life in Hanoi that you think you should pose to someone in the know, here is the place to do it.
Search before you post! Many of your questions have been asked and answered before. If you need additional information on a past post, or want a more recent update of the information, add your question to that thread. Doing so will return the thread to the top of the list. Try to avoid posting duplicate questions whenever possible.