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Medical Insurance in Vietnam

Franco-Vietnamese Hospital in Saigon

Sometimes I get some really good tips in the comments section of prior posts from readers of my blog but they may get overlooked just because few people reread the older posts.  For instance, one of the pressing issues for expats that want to live in Vietnam is that of medical/health […]

Gold Shops No More?

Exchanging U.S. Dollars

I went to exchange some U.S. Dollars (USD)  into Vietnamese Dong (VND) today for the first time in a couple of months.  I was surprised how much things have changed since then.   It used to be that the gold shops around Vietnam offered a much higher currency exchange rate than the banks […]

The Whole Anh Em Thing

"Anh and Em" Me and my little brother in 1975

Titles, titles, titles….everyone in Vietnam has one.  Adults, kids, teenagers and even babies have them….there are so many that it’s sometimes even confusing to the locals.  For instance, you generally use the terms “Anh”, “Chi”, and “Em” within your immediate family.  “Anh” is […]