If my time abroad so far has made me an expert in anything, it would have to be Hanoi, Vietnam. I lived here for upwards of a year as an ESL teacher, so I’m a good person to talk to about the practicalities of life in Hanoi. While I have published a plethora of articles about events that transpired within Hanoi’s city limits (indexed here), these are my big 3 city guides. Whether you are passing through, or thinking about making the jump for real, I’ve got you covered.
Field Guide To Living 🏠 + Working 👨💻 In Hanoi
Considering making Hanoi your home for a while? Awesome! It's a great place to live, but it can take some getting used to, and knowledge is power. This guide should answer all the questions you could have about moving to Hanoi, but if you're still feeling uncertain, don't hesitate to reach out and ask me yourself!
Local's Guide To Coffee ☕ + Food🍴+ Nightlife🍺 In Hanoi
Just passing through? Looking to explore and have some fun? This guide will give you a peek at some Hanoian favorites from the perspective some more permanent residents. Trust me, hanging out with the locals and the expats is a totally different world than Hanoi’s rowdy backpacker scene.
The 10 Rules of Driving In Hanoi 🏍️
Last, the traffic in Hanoi is the stuff of legends, and not in a good way. If you come to Hanoi, you’ll likely want to rent a motorcycle to get around. This article walks you through the 10 rules of driving in Hanoi. Read it now, thank me later.