December 15th, 2016 at 9:12 am
We worked with Ms. Van of Westlake Housing Group a few times now. For our Aug 2016 trip, Ms. Van inspected and photographed several places for us, and negotiated on our behalf so that we had a place meeting our requirements before we arrived. We employed the same strategy again in Nov 2016 for another two-week period in advance of finding a longer term home.
That’s when Ms. Van really shined! Over the second two-week period while my girlfriend worked, Ms. Van patiently took me around to many different properties. Ms. Van was really very helpful with working through the positives and negatives of each property in detail. Her support did not diminish at all over the two-week period during the selection period. We are happy with the result!
Although we did work with a different company for a day or two to see what they had for properties, it was so much easier to work with Ms. Van. Her enthusiasm, friendliness, and English skills are really great, and this made it easy for us. She continues to support us whenever we have to communicate with our landlady. We are really happy with her work, and highly recommend her and Westlake Housing Group!
December 10th, 2016 at 7:08 am
This was the first time in my life that I walked out of a hair salon during the session. I showed my hair dresser a picture of a simple men's haircut. The guy asked me strange questions about which tools and techniques to use, which I neither know nor care about. He started with scissors, changed to a machine, and it became obvious after two minutes that he didn't know how to cut hair, which is unfortunate for a hair dresser. So I stood up and left.
I cannot recommend the place.
December 8th, 2016 at 3:22 pm
This school regularly spams Hanoi Massive and other sites. They will have 30 different jobs posted all in a row on the same sites. It took me a while to figure out they were all the same.
We interviewed with the company and were not treated very well. At the 1st interview Linh looked at our documents for a second and asked about 5 questions and then asked us to come back in 2 hours to meet a hirer up boss. When we told them we couldn't come back at 2 but could come late afternoon or the next day they got very rude and hostel, we felt like we had to defend ourselves. Linh said "well then I guess someone else offered you better pay. Come back at 2:00 or you won't get the job."
We choose to attend our other interview we already had scheduled that afternoon as the whole situation really rubbed us the wrong way.
In addition to coming back at 2:00 for the second interview we were told we had to do a free demo class at a public school with all the other new hires and they only kept the teacher that all the students "voted for" and like the best.
Lesh has called us several times trying to get us to come back despite us not coming back as they demanded. The offered pay was $20.00 an hour but we never got to see the contract.
I would try to work elsewhere if possible.
December 8th, 2016 at 2:56 pm
We interviewed at this place and it seems fishy. Not a nice place. They do not offer support or even a letter for work visa.
They had us do a demo lesson in a dungy small room with a just a couch and without "real" students. Just a HR person.
They offered us and another teacher we saw there just $17 an hour. We both walked out and refused to sign the contract and so did the other teacher. They would not increase the rate from $17 despite trying to negotiate a higher salary.
They seem to be a temp agency for public schools.
December 1st, 2016 at 9:30 am
Ken is the man to see if you are serious about finding a really good place to live in Hanoi. What I really like about Ken is that he doesn't waste your time - he only suggests apartments that suit your style, and he doesn't try to put you in a place you can't afford. I rented the very first place that Ken showed me because he is so professional.
December 1st, 2016 at 8:23 am
Following the advice of previous posts I decided to use their service for a blood analysis. I called for an appointment and although the operator did not speak english, she transferred the call to someone who did. After that, they were at my home in 45 minutes to take the sample and a few hours after I had the results both on the web page and emailed to me. The cost is just a fraction of what other "expat" hospitals charge. I have to say that I am very pleased with their service and undoubtedly recommend them.
November 29th, 2016 at 9:30 am
nice venue, i checked in here last year and it is a nice place.
November 28th, 2016 at 12:10 am
Hoàng Sơn was my VNese teacher for one year while I was living in Vietnam. Son is by far the best Vietnamese teacher in all of Hanoi.
His background in linguistics and his successful methods of teaching tone and vowel pronunciation make the difference between Westerners who can speak but aren't understood, and Westerners who can speak AND are understood in Vietnamese.
Within months of studying with him I was able to travel thru the countryside and communicate with people in restaurants, hotels, home stays and attractions as my OWN translator.
You won't find a better tutor
November 27th, 2016 at 4:35 am
I was very pleasantly surprised by Mr Dinh's hair salon - it's exactly the type of place you want to go if you have fine and/or curly Western hair and need a reliable cut or trim. I didn't get my hair coloured, so can't comment on that. But Mr Dinh took one look at my sample picture and knew exactly what I wanted - even put words in my mouth. He was careful in asking for confirmation that he had understood correctly and checking the cut carefully afterwards. He obviously has a ton of experience with Western hair as he cuts with confidence and not like the other nervous hair stylists I've had in the past. The price is reasonable, so even though his English is perfect, you know you're not walking into a place that is just trying to cater to Westerners for their money. Now that I've found his shop, I'll never get my haircut anywhere else - couldn't be happier!
tuebel on Vietmotors
November 18th, 2016 at 1:34 pm
Dont buy a bike there - the owner is friendly but totally unprofessional - not able to provide a reliable Service. My bike was broken all the time until I decided to go to a real Vespa Shop - the surprise was big - totally unsafe - so I had to change almost every part...
November 17th, 2016 at 12:16 pm
Mr Nam from Chapi
I been in Hanoi for 3 years and tried many Visa services, Mr Nam service was reliable, fast and polite. So far the best feedback I had.
He answered all my questions and also inquires from friends of mine.
Thanks Nam! Definitely trustworthy.
November 14th, 2016 at 10:48 am
I lived in Hanoi for two years during which time Lai and her team has provided a fantastic and reliable service.
Visas were organised quickly, effectively and at transparent prices. No tricks, no BS - just an honest service you can rely on. Not only that but Lai has helped me (and, more recently, a friend of mine) in tight situations where visa arrangements had to be made at short notice. These situations were dealt with quickly and with minimum of fuss. My friend received their visa invitation letters within hours of asking (they had misunderstood the visa requirements and almost missed their flight to Hanoi!)
I have also used the tour company's services for booking transport to and from Ha Giang. The price offered was the best around and in some cases half the price offered by other tour agencies. The bus transfer we received was clean, comfortable and safe.
All-in-all, this company comes highly recommended.
November 9th, 2016 at 3:04 am
Very skilled haircut. Mr Dinh was very polite and we communicated what i wanted easily with photo references. However, for my curly hair, his shampoo was a little harsh. But my hair is very fickle, so i doubt other people will have this problem. Next time i go to see him, ill take my own products for them the use. Definitely plan on going back! Thank you!
November 8th, 2016 at 12:48 am
Happy Pet Clinic is a great place to keep your animal companion healthy. The staff speaks good English and is very knowledgeable about veterinary care, especially illnesses that can effect pets in Vietnam. My cats were treated by the staff after being attacked by "the Nairobi fly." They would've died if it weren't for the treatment by Happy Pet.
Then, when I moved back to the United States, the staff did an excellent job of preparing my pets and giving me the knowledge about how to transport the cats to North America. I have two bouncy and playful cats thanks to Happy Pet.
November 3rd, 2016 at 4:10 am
Coming to Huong Pagoda Festival, tourists have chance to taste three famous delicacies which are bamboo shoot, Sang vegetables and grinding roots. Coming at the beginning of Huong Pagoda Festival, tourists will be overwhelmed by the white color of apricot flowers covering the entire area of Huong Son mountain; and at the end of festival, you will have chance to taste the irresistibly fresh flavor of apricot juice.