Vietnam Resources

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...

Why We Moved to Vietnam

When my husband Tim and I first set our sights on a travel-rich life overseas, we knew we needed a place to base ourselves. Somewhere we could earn an income and where the low cost of living wouldn’t make a dent in our savings. Naturally, we looked to Southeast Asia and when it comes to big opportunity and low costs, it’s hard to look beyond Cambodia and Vietnam...

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