TNH

  • Browse Spots
  • Review a Spot
  • Add a Spot
The Basics
Venue Categories
Some text
  • Activity Stream

Ask ANH: Questions on Hà Nội, Northern Vietnam and Việt Nam

 Follow
no photo available

sarahm posted August 5th, 2011 at 8:03 am to Phong tục.
Viewed 7628 times. answered 22 times.

So my toddler son has put up with 2 years of having his privates pinched and grabbed by complete strangers in the street. What's with this?? At first I though it was a way of determining gender (dressing him in blue and brown doesn't seem to be clear enough). I know this odd behaviour has been inflicted on other Western boys too, and have heard rumours that it's some kind of good luck charm. Huh?? Is it only boys who have to go through this indignity, and is it only foreign boys? Ple...

Last answered by Gentlestar about 4 weeks ago.
View / Post Answers
 Follow
no photo available

newblueworld posted September 26th, 2017 at 9:07 am to Phong tục.
Viewed 289 times. answered once.

First, can anybody link to garbage sorting collecting centers that pay for trash? I often see people digging through trash to take cans and bottles somewhere where it seems they will get paid for them. Where are the biggest locations and what are their names? Second, does anyone know where to dispose of harmful (electronic) trash like batteries, light bulbs, and things that contain chemicals? After reading this question already asked on TNH, I understand how most people sort their trash...

Last answered by johnspud about 2 months ago.
View / Post Answers
 Follow
no photo available

twodustyfeet posted August 6th, 2017 at 3:44 pm to Phong tục.
Viewed 534 times. answered 3 times.

I currently live in a place with wooden shutters on the windows. I find it inconvenient to wake up to a dark room and have to open the shutters every morning. Does anyone leave their shutters open ask the time and just rely on glass windows or is this considered unsafe? No neighbours leave their shutters open overnight..

Last answered by drdd333 about 3 months ago.
View / Post Answers
 Follow

Khumbu posted May 26th, 2008 at 8:41 pm to Phong tục.
Viewed 19682 times. answered 51 times.

Can anyone recommend a place to buy luxurious quality, pure cotton bed sheets - that are vaguely reasonably priced? Also, pillows? Thanks

Last answered by skarper about 14 months ago.
View / Post Answers
 Follow

jhana posted December 19th, 2008 at 12:14 pm to Phong tục.
Viewed 11569 times. answered 13 times.

Does anyone know where to get a good ao dai made? I went to some shops on Kim Ma last night with vietnamese collegue and they were in the 1 - 2 million range. Or a plainer one for about 700-800k. There were many Vietnamese in these shops, but this price still seems so expensive to me! Help??

Last answered by hienthaoshop about 15 months ago.
View / Post Answers
 Follow
HN zoo

arctictis posted June 19th, 2008 at 5:01 pm to Phong tục.
Viewed 9654 times. answered 13 times.

Other than the few baskets and shops on the northwest corner of HK lake, does anyone know where there's a tobacconist selling good cigars? (Preferably cheaply?)

Last answered by erudite about 20 months ago.
View / Post Answers
 Follow
no photo available

sarjento posted February 3rd, 2010 at 3:09 pm to Phong tục.
Viewed 6503 times. answered 5 times.

Looking for Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room in Hanoi. I go to a gym I'm happy with, that doesn't have a jacuzzi, sauna or steam room. Occasionally, I want to use a jacuzzi, steam room, and sauna. I understand this means paying a daily free (not being a member). What hotels are reasonable in price about this. I assume these will be in "hotel gyms" that often have these facilities. Thanks.

Last answered by travworld about 22 months ago.
View / Post Answers
 Follow

the globe posted November 18th, 2015 at 4:27 pm to Phong tục.
Viewed 1924 times. answered twice.

what are the good dating websites to find our soul mates/lovers in Vietnam? I am serious :>

Last answered by the globe about 24 months ago.
View / Post Answers
 Follow

grbox2001 posted July 3rd, 2009 at 10:32 pm to Phong tục.
Viewed 10266 times. answered 7 times.

Where is the large fabric market? It's in a building several floors and at least one level has only fabric. I've been there before, but I don't remember where it is. Does anyone know the name of it and or the street it's on? I know this information has been posted before because I've seen it, but now that I need it I can't find it. I searched ANH using the words: fabric, material, market, shopping, and tailor.

Last answered by tomcang2008 about 24 months ago.
View / Post Answers
 Follow
no photo available

Luci1 posted June 25th, 2008 at 1:04 pm to Phong tục.
Viewed 9695 times. answered 14 times.

Can anyone recommend good hair salons that will do a good cut and highlights

Last answered by pebbles about 27 months ago.
View / Post Answers
 Follow
no photo available

FinnMove posted September 24th, 2011 at 1:53 pm to Phong tục.
Viewed 4764 times. answered 24 times.

I had a cleaning lady visiting first time in my apartment. And when she was leaving I offered her some food products which the old tenant had left behind (cookies, several type of tea bags, some instat coffee bags = all the backages were opened, but the individual packages were closed/sealed). I think she didn't quite understand what I was trying (she called someone, and after a while she left without taking anything). Should I try to offer those things again to her, but how? Or shoul...

Last answered by Breathing Robot about 30 months ago.
View / Post Answers
 Follow

NickinNam posted October 12th, 2011 at 6:10 pm to Phong tục.
Viewed 6472 times. answered 59 times.

I went to meet a friend for lunch today. As I arrived, he was at the cash register paying, looking a bit green. He saw something seriously unsanitary going on in this medium priced venue, in full public view (plates being scraped, the garnished being preserved, and new food going on the same unwashed plate to a new table). The manager arrived at the cash register. He explained what he saw. Here's the question: She had this look on her face like "yeah, I know exactly what you're ...

Last answered by jimmy1967 about 30 months ago.
View / Post Answers
 Follow
no photo available

Brighde posted April 25th, 2009 at 10:52 am to Phong tục.
Viewed 2783 times. answered 19 times.

Hey.. Are there any vegans in Hanoi?

Last answered by thrash till death about 30 months ago.
View / Post Answers
 Follow
no photo available

mcao1 posted May 26th, 2008 at 2:13 pm to Phong tục.
Viewed 8410 times. answered 9 times.

Is anyone currently living in Ciputra villa (not apartment). Im just wondering how is the house condition, maintenance service, surrounding space and how convenient for you to go on with daily chores (groceries shopping, outdoor activities, neighbours). Really appreciate your shared info.

Last answered by Mwreesman about 31 months ago.
View / Post Answers
 Follow

ckofs posted July 26th, 2008 at 8:55 am to Phong tục.
Viewed 3661 times. answered 9 times.

Im coming out to hanoi next month and i was going to get myself a motorbike. I have a UK full driving licence so what size bike can i have upto. If i wanted a bigger bike are there such things as bike tests in Vietnam?

Last answered by mattnnz about 33 months ago.
View / Post Answers
 Follow
no photo available

mikemcdonald25 posted September 12th, 2008 at 10:01 pm to Phong tục.
Viewed 7528 times. answered 7 times.

I am looking for an acupuncture specialist. I have heard there is a really good lady here in Ha Noi that a lot of expats use but I can't get her address. Help appreciated.

Last answered by Proview35 about 37 months ago.
View / Post Answers
 Follow

NickS posted June 3rd, 2008 at 6:44 pm to Phong tục.
Viewed 6355 times. answered 10 times.

I am currently trying to find work teaching English in Hanoi. I have a couple of interviews arranged already, but I'm a little worried about the work permit/business visa regulations... Which do I need? How do I get one? (and how do I get a Criminal Record certificate from the UK, if needed, when I'm already in Hanoi?) How long does it take? Can I legally work whilst the application is in process? So many questions, sorry! Thanks, Nick

Last answered by Grant about 38 months ago.
View / Post Answers
 Follow
no photo available

Gaylebeachgirl posted May 18th, 2014 at 1:57 pm to Phong tục.
Viewed 1873 times. answered 4 times.

Hairdresser required Now- for women's- short- style and colour! Something that will not leave me looking either 20 or 80! I've searched previous forums-but quite dated information. Any ideas please!!

Last answered by MonaPLe about 41 months ago.
View / Post Answers
 Follow

Devorah posted May 2nd, 2010 at 9:14 pm to Phong tục.
Viewed 8048 times. answered 17 times.

Are there any Jewish ex-pats in Ha Noi? Seen lots of stuff for Catholic and other services but wondered if there were any Jews out there or rather here in Ha Noi. If you're here I'd love to make contact.

Last answered by Isaac and Chaya about 42 months ago.
View / Post Answers
 Follow

Luke.as.taylor posted February 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 pm to Phong tục.
Viewed 3430 times. answered 20 times.

So, I posted a note in the personal section last night using the "Strictly friends" category, which is my genuine interest. Within a few hours I had received quite a number of responses, many from "local girls", some of which raised my eyebrows ever so slightly. I don't want to make any assumptions, because I imagine the language barrier causes some misunderstandings and misreadings but i'm curious to hear if anyone has any insight into making friends via the personals sections. I'm here ...

Last answered by Luke.as.taylor about 44 months ago.
View / Post Answers


Ask ANH

... is TNH's Q&A forum. If you've got a question about life in Hanoi that you think you should pose to someone in the know, here is the place to do it.

Search before you post! Many of your questions have been asked and answered before. If you need additional information on a past post, or want a more recent update of the information, add your question to that thread. Doing so will return the thread to the top of the list. Try to avoid posting duplicate questions whenever possible.