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Any idea of a good place to learn to swim in Hanoi? UNIS has swimming lessons but they don't start again until September. I would prefer private lessons, but could deal with a group situation as long as the classes are for absolute beginners. The Sheraton offers no lessons either (although you could use the pool for a fee), so I'm at a loss. Any ideas?
Do you think it is essential to study Vietnamese when you will stay here for over one year or just learn it for fun? I know some of people coming here and learn vietnamese for their works and others study it because of loving this country. How do you think? I know that learning Vietnamese seems much harder than english or any other languages. What is the most difficult when you do it?
I've been picking alot of New Hanoians brains recently, and here I go again. I've been here long enough, but I have still never quite found a replacement for my trusted hairdresser from home. Any recommendations for a good one in Hanoi (with experience dealing with fragile western hair??) Cheers
Ho Ngoc Ha--the Hot Euphemism THN OI! As much as I love toilet bowls, I need to give a shout out to THN.Hanoi massive is a toilet bowl--everything disappears. Typically, I can find information on THN. So Im pro-THN. But I remember creating Ho Ngoc Ha threads, and they have disappeared. SO now Im angry. Also, Im a classical Deweyite. I believe that people do not need to be pumped full of information. They should follow threads of inquiry. And I will pretend to be apolitical for a sec...
I just flagged the following ad and requested it be removed because requiring only a white person is racist. This is equal to saying if you're black or Indian do not apply. TNH replied that it is "fine." REALLY? "A group of parents is looking for a native English speaker to teach a children's class on Sunday mornings. They are looking for a Caucasian teacher (their requirement, not mine) to teach a class of, at most 12 kids of about 7-8 years old. The class is 2 hours long with a 10 mi...
There was a thread somewhere but it seems to have vanished... Anyone interested in starting a Hanoi Ukulele Collective? Get together somewhere and talk uke stuff? Swap good uke tunes, play some music together, badly but less noticeably because it's in a group... drink beer and talk about tiny guitars? Or coffee and fingering (so to speak). That's my vision, anyway. I'm not good enough yet to be happy playing in public, but I'd jam with others, or try to. Open to suggestions...
I've been around for a while, and read several threads, and this question doesn't quite fit anywhere else. Is/Are there specific breeds of dog bred for eating? If so, what are they called? How are the dogs bred and harvested? Do they need any special treatment before they are ready for use as food? If so, what's done? Is dog cooked only by bbq, or are there other methods? (recipes?) I've not been game to buy dog of the small street sellers on account that the dogs look like the've been b...
Hi, I used to live in the Tay Ho district, Au co Ward (124 Ngo Au co). Loudspeakers were playing a song, EVERY single morning! This was pretty annoying on saturday (and sometimes on sunday). But since I don't live i Vietnam anymore...I miss it! Would someone be able to recognize the song and tell me the name of it? it might not have change since last year. I have a poor quality recording of it but even Shazam doesn't recognize it... Thx! Nicolas
Is there a cultural reason why people try to sell their (ordinary) dogs in the Classifieds and other channels? I understand dog breeders breed puppies of particular types to sell to people who are seeking a particular type of dog. What I don't understand is why people who are moving, are finding their lifestyle too busy etc would want to sell their beloved pet, rather than give it to someone (hopefully nice) who will take care of it.
I don't know the first thing about wine... well I guess the first thing is that it is an alcoholic beverage made from grape, so I do know that, but definitely not the second thing. Anyway, I noticed when I was living in Hanoi there was quite a bit of Chilean wine sold at Fivi Mart and the like. I also noticed that many individuals on here deem Chilean Wine to be sub par. That begs the question; why, exactly, do the Vietnamese like Chilean wine so much?
A new rule went into effect yesterday. Under the rule, motorbike drivers who are driving their bikes will be fined 1 M Dong. Thius applies to all, of course, mostly important to VN but also to Tay expats here as well, unless you properly own your xe may. Anyone get a ticket yet?
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