Life in Saigon: expectation vs. reality

In the five month gap between deciding to come to Vietnam and actually arriving here, it was the chief occupier of my thoughts. Whether it was obsessively googling travel blogs on company time (sorry, Amazon) or fretting over what kind of footwear I should take, it’s safe to say that I thought about my life…

Teaching English in Saigon: what it’s actually like

So far, I’ve written blog posts about settling in and studying, but not about actually teaching in Vietnam which is, after all, what I came here to do. I’ve been here nigh on three months now, and have been teaching for about a month, so I feel like I’m finally qualified to talk about life…

Good Morning Vietnam

Apologies for the cheesy title, it’s 1am here and I’m struggling to think of anything more original. I’ve reached the end of my third day in Vietnam, although in some ways it feels like much longer since I boarded flight VN 50 that brought me here. I’m not entirely sure what I expected from my…