Chief editor and co-founder of Word Vietnam, Nick Ross was born in the humble city of London before moving to the less humble climes of Vietnam. His wanderings have taken him to definitely not enough corners of the globe, but being a constant optimist, he still has hopes.
The six-month, multiple-entry working visa for Vietnam has never been anything to get concerned about. Go through an agent and no documents are required except your passport, and no questions are asked. The cost is around US$95 and within a week of making the form-less application, your passport is returned, all stamped and official.
No clear information is readily available on what you are entitled to if you want to visit or work in Vietnam. So, to follow is a rundown of what foreign nationals can apply for.
The folks behind the New Hanoian have achieved something that few others have in Vietnam, a website generated by user-based content where users can express their thoughts and ideas on restaurants, bars, clubs, shops and other businesses in Hanoi.
Ho Chi Minh City's expat community has always been good for raising funds in the name of a cause. From orphanages through to development foundations, the likes of Loreto Vietnam and Saigon Children's Charity (SCC), many organisations and NGOs have benefited from its help.