Vietnam Resources

Living Well in Da Nang, Vietnam on $2,100 a Month

“Living in Da Nang is fun!” says Carol Mitchell, a 63-year-old counsellor who moved to this progressive central coast city in 2015. She and her husband Dan, a family practice physician, lived for a year in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city, before relocating to Da Nang—a decision they are both happy they made. Dan works in Read more...

Vietnamese Food

Vietnam has one of the finest, most varied and healthiest cuisines in all of Asia. The serious Vietnamese cook strives to excite all the senses. Presentation attracts the eye, the snap of fresh vegetables and crunch of crispy crusts pleases the ear, aromatic herbs and spices tantalise the nose and textures – tender, chewy, smooth and rough – engage the diner’s tactile sense...

Things to Do in Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi offers mystery around every corner. Just wandering through the Old Quarter, you’ll discover hidden temples, fantastic street food, exotic markets, traditional Chinese medicine dispensaries stocked with enigmatic herbs and beautiful French-colonial mansions coloured with the patina of age. Hanoi’s mysteries go far beyond the Old Quarter, but it’s the perfect place to begin your exploration of the city...

Weather in Hanoi

While most of Southeast Asia experiences sultry tropical weather year-round, Hanoi is a pleasant exception. There are four distinct seasons: it’s mild in the spring and autumn, hot in the summer and chilly—or even cold—in the winter. Hanoi rarely gets all-day rains at any time of the year; the wet monsoon that prevails farther south doesn’t extend all the way to the north and though it’s humid...

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