Archive for the ‘Expat Living in Vietnam’ Category

When we moved into our temporary, bijou apartment – home to a hardcore family of indestructible cockroaches, I was overjoyed at the thought of having a little home help of the cleaning variety.. A nice little lady singing happily whilst skilfully eliminating spiders the size of my foot from the sink, chattering away whilst I ran around cleaning ahead of her (I’m British don’t you know).. Well, somehow – I have no idea what I may have said, well, we fell out… (more…)


Quite possibly the only tailor shop in Hoi An that I have not visited.

I read somewhere (probably in the fabulous.. Lonely Planet), that Hoi An is one of those places you end up staying a little longer than you ever intended… Well Father, it has been six weeks and we are still here. In fact to the detriment of this travel blog, we are staying! The team and I have committed ourselves to making sure there is at least one place in Central Vietnam that you can get a decent Brazilian wax and to introduce a skin care range that Michael Jackson would turn his nose up at. Its about time that the Vietnamese learnt that whitening is a dirty word when put together with any western girls toilet bag. (more…)