City Diary

Will Vietnam ever be clean? Since the first caveman threw away a banana peel and the caveman behind him complained, mankind has been grappling with litterbugs
    Why is Vietnam among world's happiest, but not most literate nations? Published: 11/19/2016 07:54 ‘While the Vietnamese rich are spending billions on beds and super cars, good books published are gathering dust on the old, cold bookshelves’
    Karaoke bars should be banned from residential areas in Vietnam: foreigners Published: 11/14/2016 16:22 Two people from Japan and Singapore have shared their thoughts with Tuoi Tre News on safety regulations in karaoke bars
    In Vietnam, is it worth the risk? Published: 11/13/2016 11:01 Just after I signed up for hospital insurance the other week, I got a brutal reminder about why I need it
    In Vietnam, three is not a crowd Published: 11/03/2016 17:18 How many Vietnamese does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: three – one to change the light, another to tell him he’s changing it the wrong way, and a third laughing his head off
    Halloween’s coming to Vietnam! Published: 10/30/2016 11:01 In the midst of our soggy rainy season, it’s good to think of cheerful activities. Fortunately, Halloween, the American autumn festival, will finally arrive on the 31st of October
    Help Quang Binh Published: 10/25/2016 16:33 On the weather maps, it’s like something drifting north, just a storm, just a graphic being updated as time goes by. For the residents of Quang Binh, it’s been a disaster
    Happy Vietnamese Women’s Day: A flower for the favorite! Published: 10/20/2016 15:08 One of the things I love about Vietnam is the number of ‘hotties’ in this country (‘hotties’ is Donald Trump talk for ‘she’s a good looking gal’). It’s actually hard to find a girl who is NOT attractive!
    Great to be back in Vietnam! Published: 10/10/2016 15:15 I was surrounded by five women outside my front gate less than 30 hours after I arrived back in Vietnam
    Vietnam-sick Published: 10/06/2016 18:02 Like Harry Potter plucked from a familiar life into the odd, yet exciting, juxtaposition of another culture, I find travel to be a weird experience
    What do foreigners think about noise pollution in Vietnam? Published: 09/29/2016 07:41 Expats in Vietnam have shared their stories on how noise pollution disrupts their daily lives.

From the Expat Files