The Finances of Teaching in Vietnam

  Teaching in Vietnam is an incredible experience. To live in one of the world’s most dynamic countries, in a wonderful mix of eastern tradition & economic growth provides an exciting lifestyle. But the magic doesn’t stop there!! There is also plenty of money to be made in teaching, regardless of your qualifications! This is the money side of teaching in Vietnam.   THE EARNINGS   Wages per month are obviously quite... Read More

Our BEST Accommodations!

Over the years, we’ve stayed in some real dives!… But, every now & then we get lucky & stay somewhere incredible, or plan it this way because we’ve felt fed up with dirty dumps & just need a space of small luxury, if even for a day or two. So, here are our top 5 accommodations, from basic huts in paradise, to flashy hotels in megalopolises!   1. Blissful Beach Hut - Koh Ru, Cambodia Just a short boat ride... Read More

Motorbiking Vietnam: A Perfect Farewell

Motorbike Road Trip Geeees, Time FLIES! Have we really been living in Vietnam for 1.5 years?! I remember how antsy I was on the plane ride over when we had a stack of resumes, no job in sight, and no idea what Vietnam would bring us. We didn’t know if we’d stay for 6 months, 1 year, or even find a job at all. Here we are so many 3-3-3 beers later, friends made, classes taught, and another country we fell in love with. Life in Saigon was... Read More

Guest Post: Volunteering in Vietnam

With an increasing number of travellers visiting Vietnam many are finding that after their initial stay they often want to return. One of the most effective ways of doing this is to take some time out and actually volunteer in the country. Nature Anyone who has visited the country through one of the many Vietnam tours on offer and fallen in love with its bustling cities and stunning countryside may well want to stay for longer. Volunteering on one... Read More

Photostory: Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa is like no where else in Vietnam. The people speak a different dialectic, dress in traditional tribal clothes, the region is very cold compared to the rest of Vietnam, and tribal villages scattered around offer travelers a different taste of locals and their way of life. It is easily one of the best places anyone can go to in Vietnam, but I’ll let the pictures do the talking! After our 3 week motorbike ride to the North, we sold our bikes... Read More

How to get a Teaching Job in Vietnam

How to get a job? Vietnam is far different from most countries you may teach in! Getting a job here is all about the amount of effort you put into it. My boyfriend and I showed up with a stack of resumes and that was it! We went online and found a list of 25 schools in in Saigon, hired a motorbike taxi for the day ($5), and went from school to school handing out our resumes. We also emailed our resume to 15 schools and hoped for the best. Within a... Read More

Sports in Saigon

There’s no shortage of sports for foreigners in Saigon. For expats or long-term travellers, joining a sports team is a great way to meet new people & get out about on the town after the match! Here are some of the well-established local teams to contact if you want to get involved. There are links to their websites, giving more information on training & match times. There are also professional teams to go & watch in Saigon. So if... Read More

Halong Bay: Wonder & Mystery

Halong Bay at Sunset Mysterious, magical, dazzling, divine. Few words can capture the beauty and natural wonder of Halong Bay. The rock formations shoot up out of the calm bay like a scene from a fairy tale with mist and fog swirling below. Thousands of islands dotted around in the calm bay waters, jagged limestone pillars worn away from years of weather and waves crashing against them. If you get the chance to visit Vietnam, Halong Bay needs to... Read More

Trekking in Sapa

Situated high up in northern Vietnam, Sapa is a charming little mountain town full of colour & culture. Many travelers miss this hidden gem… you shouldn’t!! It’s a breath of fresh air…literally… from Vietnam’s bustling metropolitan areas, & the natural beauty & the people are both incredible to witness. Rice paddies cut into Sapa’s rich greenery cling to the steep valley sides in almost impossible... Read More

Exploring Vietnam’s Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels definitely tops the list of things for tourists to do when visiting Saigon. Brief History: A lot of the war was fought at the Cu Chi tunnels. It was one of South Vietnam’s last standing defenses against the North. Cu Chi is roughly 1.5 hours from Saigon city center, where the south army had their government. Viet Cong (people who lived in the South, but fought for the North) built the impressive network of tunnels over 20 years!... Read More

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