About Our Blog


I am a retired author/teacher/physician living in Hanoi, Vietnam. My Russian wife, Klavdiia, has a Masters of Philology degree in English and taught English at Universities in Vladivostok, Russia and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. We have lived in Hanoi for two years. We love the people, culture, food and climate (most of the time). We want to share our experiences and advice to any and all who wish to ask. We wish to help expats coming to, or living in Hanoi find their way. Life here is all about who you know – contacts – and without them it can be a fishing expedition trying to get anywhere. If you have a problem, chances are we can help lead you in the right direction; maybe even help you ourselves. Let us know how we can make your visit to, or lives in, Hanoi more enjoyable.