The winter in Hanoi can be surprisingly brutal. In December it’s usually quite nice, 40 – 68F with mostly clear skies; quite cold for a tropical city. The Christmas trees of December give way to the citrus trees of Tet, … Continue reading
It was a Tuesday evening and it had rained all day and the night before. I put on my rain gear – jacket, pants and overshoes – and drove my motorcycle to work. It was raining hard, visibility was poor … Continue reading
“Hello, Mr. Khale?” a voice shouted through the haze of a sound sleep, followed by loud pounding on wood. I looked over at my watch, 6 in the morning for a guy who works till 8 at night is WAY … Continue reading
It’s been a while since I moved to Da Nang, I came in November with a good deal of money saved up and the hopes of quickly finding a house and a job. The house came quickly – I found … Continue reading
Above the Hai Van Pass looking down the north slope. There’s plenty of great beaches along the coast in this area.
Summers are hectic in Hanoi English centers. During the rest of the year, there are night classes on weekdays for adults wanting to improve their English, and classes for children on Saturday/Sunday. This means that people like me usually work … Continue reading