Traffic on Nguyen Trai Street in Hanoi's Dong Da District, August 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh This is my latest essay for VNExpress International. A Vietnamese version Lái xe ở Việt Nam (Driving in Vietnam) was published on 22.11.22 with over 200 comments, most in agreement with me. The original title for the English version … Continue reading “Driven to praise, driving me nuts: a US-Vietnam traffic comparison”
Viet Nam Ranks 60th Out of 163 in 2018 Global Peace Index
Viet Nam is a peaceful country. For those of us who live here, I'm stating the obvious. According to the latest Global Peace Index report, Viet Nam ranks 60th out of 163 countries surveyed. That ranking is in descending order from the "most peaceful" (Iceland) to the "most dangerous" (Syria). The "state of peace" categories include: very … Continue reading Viet Nam Ranks 60th Out of 163 in 2018 Global Peace Index
Record Number of B Visas Issued to Vietnamese in 2017
Since information is power, or at least helps in many decision-making processes, I am always looking for trends based on statistics and other data. In the last (2017) fiscal year (FY) ending on 30 September 2017, a record 100,423 B-1,2 (tourist and business) visas were issued to Vietnamese citizens. The number of student visas issued during … Continue reading Record Number of B Visas Issued to Vietnamese in 2017
If I Were US Ambassador to Vietnam…
Here is my latest piece for CounterPunch. Think of it as a Viet Nam-related sociopolitical fantasy. A guy can dream, can't he? MAA
“America & Japan reporting big gains in Vietnamese enrolment”
A good update on Vietnamese enrollments in Japan and the US from the ICEF Monitor. I've written posts and articles about most of this information with the exception of the recent Japanese update. The bottom line is that Japan is now the world's leading host of Vietnamese students, followed by the US, Australia, China, and … Continue reading “America & Japan reporting big gains in Vietnamese enrolment”
International Boarding School Fairs in Vietnam – 11/2012 – Oppa Gangnam Style
No Information, Insights or Intrigue - just for fun. Enjoy! Here is more information in English & Vietnamese.
International Boarding School Fair in Hanoi
Taping of "Study Abroad Window" TV Show About Boarding Schools Interest in and the concomitant ability to pay for a boarding school education has been on the rise in recent years in Vietnam. For parents who can afford it (total annual cost can be as high as $50,000) boarding schools represent a great opportunity for their … Continue reading International Boarding School Fair in Hanoi
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