Tag Archives: Viet

Simple Vietnamese (tiếng Việt) vocabulary

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 = Mot, Hai, Ba, Bon, Nam, Sau, Bay, Tam, Chin, Muoi chrysanthemum = cây hoa cúc close = đóng cửa (“dom ker”) contradict = mâu thuẫn could (you)? = bạn … Continue reading

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Visiting HCMC(Saigon), Vietnam?

Note to readers: I am writing with a slant on “low budget”, so please don’t expect 5-star service levels. Some background: The backpacker area (generally, the vicinity of Pham Ngu Lao, De Tham and Bui Vien Street) has many hotels. … Continue reading

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Planning a Trip to Vietnam?

How long would a visit to the country take? (my opinion only): Ideally, 1 week in HCMC (a.k.a. “Saigon”) and vicinity + 1 week in Hanoi (a.k.a. “Ha Noi”) and vicinity. That makes 14 days  😉 (1) Ho Chi Minh City … Continue reading

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Exclusive tips for pub owners .. How to run a (successful) pub in HCMC, Vietnam

If you are the owner of an establishment, do take heed… Otherwise, your place is doomed… Continue reading

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Vietnamese Name Pronunciation for dummies (tips on pronouncing common Vietnamese names)

Ever wondered how to pronounce a certain Vietnamese name? Here’s a quick guide. Continue reading

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