Expat Life in Hanoi
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Expat Life in Hanoi
Hanoi, Vietnam is a great destination for expats - especially digital nomads, writers, photographer, NGO consultants and others who get to choose where they live.
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International Street Foods Hanoi Vietnam Full Documentary - YouTube

International Street Foods Hanoi Vietnam Full Documentary Subscribe to Us Today! Street Food Around The World: Hanoi Hanoi: Old versus new, rural versus urba...
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Confusing work permit policy concerns foreigners in Vietnam

Confusing work permit policy concerns foreigners in Vietnam | Expat Life in Hanoi | Scoop.it
Despite repeated outcry from the business community, cities and provinces continue to muddle and complicate the already byzantine process of obtaining a work permit for a foreign employee.
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Vietnam's work permit rules for foreign workers are under fire, but they seem unlikely to improve.

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More foreign investors keen on Vietnam’s hotel sector: report

More foreign investors keen on Vietnam’s hotel sector: report | Expat Life in Hanoi | Scoop.it
Vietnam’s hotel industry is becoming more attractive to foreign investors thanks to better hotel quality, improved infrastructure and brighter economic outlook, according to a CBRE report.
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Vietnam's tourism sector is indeed ripe for investment. Look no further than the country's gorgeous beaches for proof.

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Who are the young Irish, busy making their fortune in Asia? - Independent.ie

Who are the young Irish, busy making their fortune in Asia? - Independent.ie | Expat Life in Hanoi | Scoop.it
IRISH entrepreneurs are making it big in Asia. There is now a growing focus on South East Asia. The Department of Foreign Affairs in Ireland is opening new embassies in Jakarta, Bangkok
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Ha Noi | Travel Blog

When we arrived in Hanoi it was raining, which was welcome after the heat we'd experienced in Luang Prabang. Plus it gave the city a freshly scrubbed
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One of the better Hanoi travelogues I've read.

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The summer refreshment in Ta Hien’s beer street | Xin Chao Vietnam

The summer refreshment in Ta Hien’s beer street | Xin Chao Vietnam | Expat Life in Hanoi | Scoop.it
Choose for yourself a little corner on Ta Hien street, enjoy fresh beer and watch the flow of people through the heat that is how many foreign visitors to Hanoi
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I was just there last night. Always a fascinating affair - if crowded and sweaty.

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Hanoi to become green city by 2030

Hanoi to become green city by 2030 | Expat Life in Hanoi | Scoop.it
HANOI, May 16 — Hanoi aims to become a green and clean city by 2030, with environmental pollution in the inner-city area to be solved, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported, citing a recent plan approved by the municipal People’s Committee. 

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Vietnam’s longterm economic outlook outstanding

Vietnam’s longterm economic outlook outstanding | Expat Life in Hanoi | Scoop.it
The country has some reforms to make before it can fulfill its long-term potential.
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Hanoi Old Quarter viewed from flying cameras - News VietNamNet

Hanoi Old Quarter viewed from flying cameras - News VietNamNet | Expat Life in Hanoi | Scoop.it
 VietNamNet Bridge - Observing from a height of 300m, the Hanoi Old Quarter is covered by reddish-brown roofs.
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Hanoi’s Tay Ho Neighborhood Guide

Hanoi’s Tay Ho Neighborhood Guide | Expat Life in Hanoi | Scoop.it
Once where Vietnamese royals would summer, the Tay Ho area of Hanoi is an idyllic respite from the city.
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My 'hood!

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World\'s most budget-friendly destinations for travellers

Budget-conscious travellers may think twice before heading to London or Paris this year. According to the latest edition of Tripadvisor\'s TripIndex Cities, published June 12, the French and British capitals are the world\'s most expensive destinations, while Hanoi, Vietnam offers the best value.
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Eating and transportation are both great values in Hanoi.

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Vietnam poised to be Top 20 global economy - The Rakyat Post

HANOI, May 15: VIETNAM and several other emerging nations will be among the 20 largest economies by 2050, Vietnam News Agency reported a senior foreign business executive as saying. Raj Subramanian, executive vice president, marketing and communications, of logistics firm FedEx Services, said MINT (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey) and CIVETS (Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey …
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26 Incredibly Realistic 3D Renderings of 1930s Hanoi | Saigoneer

26 Incredibly Realistic 3D Renderings of 1930s Hanoi | Saigoneer | Expat Life in Hanoi | Scoop.it

AlmWhile there’s little that we love more than photos of old Vietnam, these 3D renderings of 1930s Hanoi are absolutely incredible. 
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80 years later, these scenes really ARE still recognizable. I've never given Hanoi much credit for historic preservation, but it turns out they're doing a pretty good job.

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The beautiful churches of Hanoi

The beautiful churches of Hanoi | Expat Life in Hanoi | Scoop.it
VietNamNet Bridge - The value of the architecture and exquisite beauty of the Hanoi Cathedral and the Cua Bac Church are still praised after nearly 100 years.
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Many don't realize what a long history Christianity has in Vietnam, but the country's religious pluralism is part of what makes it so open and appealing to foreign visitors.

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Vietnam Airlines to open two more routes to Japan - VietNamNet Bridge

Vietnam Airlines to open two more routes to Japan - VietNamNet Bridge | Expat Life in Hanoi | Scoop.it
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Vietnam Airlines to open two more routes to Japan
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The new Hanoi-Haneda route will provide passengers with more options to travel between Hanoi and Tokyo as Vietnam Airlines now services the Hanoi-Narita run.
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One of the best parts of living Hanoi is the easy access it affords to the rest of Asia. 2 hours to Bangkok, Hong Kong or Saigon. 4 hours to Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore or Jakarta. 7 hours to Japan.

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The best sidewalk restaurants in Hanoi - News VietNamNet

The best sidewalk restaurants in Hanoi - News VietNamNet | Expat Life in Hanoi | Scoop.it
 VietNamNet Bridge - Sidewalk restaurants are a special feature of
Hanoi. Enjoying delicious cuisines at age-old restaurants in the Old
Quarter is very interesting.
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Fire Destroys Hanoi Water Puppet Theater - Diaries of a Meiguo Man

Fire Destroys Hanoi Water Puppet Theater - Diaries of a Meiguo Man | Expat Life in Hanoi | Scoop.it
Hanoi, Vietnam - September 8, 2013 - Fire Destroys Historic Water Puppet Theater
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