Temple of Literature – Hanoi – Vietnam

Temple of Literature – architecture and courtyards The Temple of Literature is located south of the Thang Long citadel and has a size of 54.331 m2. This includes the literature lake, Giam park and the courtyards, which means the total compound within the walls as can be seen on pic. In total there …

10 days Vipassana meditation course

What is Vipassana? Vipassana is an old meditation technique to get to the stock room of the mind. You can also say to get to your deepest level of unconsciousness. You learn how to reach it and how you can empty old stock. Obvious that isn’t a quick and easy …

Teaching English in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Teaching English When you have a plan of teaching English in Vietnam, you might take the following experience in consideration. Is teaching English possible without experience and educational background? You won’t find easily an organisation that offers a job to someone without both. If you do find one, it might …

Language issues and barriers

Language issues Do people from outside Asia need to worry about language issues and barriers when living or travelling in Asia? It all depends on which country you’re going to and which places in that particular country. There is no need to worry when you’re going on a vocation, stay in …

War Remnants Museum – Ho Chi Minh City

War Remnants Museum When you visit Vietnam, or in particular Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), then you will probably visit the war remnant museum. The war remnants museum opened in Sept 1975, not long after the fall of Saigon. The first name of the museum was Exhibition house for U.S. …

Cheap flights with Vietjetair and Jetstar airlines

Cheap flights Vietjetair and Jetstar Pacific airlines are usually cheaper than Air Asia and much cheaper than Vietnam Airlines, Thai Airways and other national carriers. So for cheap flights you better choose one of these airlines. Vietjetair Vietjet started its operations at the end of 2011 and has established itself …

Visa for Vietnam

  Your visa for Vietnam If you are planning to travel to Vietnam it is very simple to get your visa for Vietnam at any embassy. In your own country, or in a neighboring country of Vietnam. Usually the validity won’t extend one month. For some nationalities it’s possible to …

Hanoi Hilton Prison

Vietnam is well known for it’s wars. They kicked out the French, the Chinese and the Americans at some point in history. When you are in Hanoi it might be interesting to visit the old prison there, also known as the Hanoi Hilton prison. There are no longer prisoners locked …