Living in Vietnam Resources

My Vietnam Adventure: From Nha Trang to Hanoi to Da Nang

My husband David and I love Vietnam. And when it comes to finding a place to call home here, we’ve been spoiled for choice since the day we arrived. We loved Nha Trang’s spectacular bay, ringed by a long expanse of golden-sand beach, sparkling turquoise water and lush green islands that seemed to shimmer in the distance.

Rent for $450 a Month in this Modern, Coastal Jewel

When I talk to friends who’ve never visited Southeast Asia about my life in Vietnam, they’re often surprised by some of the things I take for granted. Reliable WiFi in every cafe and restaurant, modern shopping centres, cinemas that show English language movies, even an ice rink. But that’s Vietnam for you…full of surprises.

Is This the Biggest Jesus in the World?

“Is this the biggest Jesus in the world?” That’s the question I found myself asking as I marvelled at the imposing statue standing 32 metres tall and spanning 18 metres wide, perched high on a hilltop before me. This impressive Christ the King statue is even larger than Rio de Janeiro’s famed Christ the Redeemer but, as it turns out, it’s not quite the world’s biggest Jesus, it ranks third.

5 Hotspots and Hidden Gems in Vietnam

Hoi An is just 30 minutes south of Da Nang. This small city is home to about 300 expats, including many Australians. Hoi An is full of businesses that cater to the large number of international visitors who come to see its historic communal halls, temples and residences—preserved for centuries following the 16th and 17th century settlement of Chinese, Japanese and European traders.

Earn $2,000 a Month in Tropical Vietnam

My husband, Tim, and I were 44 and 49 when we left Australia with a plan to travel for a year then work for a year. That was in 2010. Six years, and many adventures later, we’re semi-retired and teaching English in Vietnam. We always knew we wanted to see more of the world so, after a lot of research and having obtained our teaching English qualifications, we packed up our lives and hit the road.

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