Tuesday, April 19, 2016

For the love of a mango....green mango

Green mangoes around our home in Vietnam, Chateau Mango

There is something incredibly satisfying about losing yourself in every last bit of a ripe mango. I feel the same way about green mangoes. You catch that little bit of tartness with the sweet and sour that makes it absolutely delicious when you pair it with the right flavours. A touch of kaffir lime, coriander, green onion, red chillies, shallots, Thai basil, mint, salt, pepper with just the right amount of Vietnamese fish sauce. Yum, Yum and Yum!

We have a few 'go to' recipes when green mangoes come our way. I love to share...so here goes..

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sights, Sounds and Tastes of Hanoi

When in Hanoi, you want to take it slowly because seriously, 
as you will see from the photos below, 
there is so much happening, 
you can miss it in the blink of an eye. 
Stopping to savor Hanoi in sight, sounds and taste 
is the best way to go...and oh yes, 
the shopping is good too!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Park and Read- Nguyen Van Binh Street

If you are out and about Saigon, this street is too good to miss. Take yourself to Nguyen Van Binh Street. It is opposite the Notre Dame Cathedral and around the corner from the Saigon Post Office. If you are on the tourist trail you will be sure to happen upon it. On it you will find 20 small bookshops selling new and vintage books.  If you are desperate for a good read, in English, do not despair, you will find a few here. I cannot vouch for the selection or choices in other languages but you will have fun looking. 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Living mindfully...in Vietnam

Living mindfully..Chateau Mango, Vietnam

Living mindfully, slowing one's pace 
and enjoying every second and every breath, 
that is enough.

~Thich Nhat Hanh

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Creating a Vietnamese Kitchen Garden

There are experiences in life you know will never forget and for me... this will be one of them. 

In previous homes I have had just enough space to grows a few herbs. Basil, mint, sage, rosemary and thyme and occasionally, if I was very lucky, I could get coriander (cilantro) to grow for a few weeks.  When we moved from England to Vietnam, I looked to see if we had anything to work with and discovered we only had patches of lemongrass around the property to deter the local snake population.  It was not exactly what I had in mind. ;)

We have a great garden team- Mr. Thuan, our gardener and Mr. Khai, our green thumbed driver. Together they work their magic. My role is coming up with the ideas.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

By The Travelling Palm Tree

Sunset by the travelling palm tree..

It has been a few months since I last wrote on this blog and I am happy to be back. I write two blogs, Collage of Life and Expat Diary: Viet Nam. They are the stories of my life...two lives, one in the USA and one in Vietnam. Part of the year I spend in the woods of New Hampshire and the the other under a travelling palm tree in Ho Chi Minh City.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sharing the LOVE- Aziet Saigon

today for jewelery designer, 
Pauline Portheine of Aziet Saigon. 
I happened upon Paulines jewelery stall recently 
and loved it so much I snapped up a few pieces. 
She creates with 100% buffalo horn from Vietnam. 
A natural byproduct, it is organic, eco friendly 
and what I love most about it, it is light to wear. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Art...it's personal #vietnam

The alley in the morning 2 by Bui Le Trang
Vietnam Art Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City

"Art enables us to find ourselves 
and lose ourselves at the same time."
~Thomas Merton

The thing about art...and one of the things I love most about it...is that it's personal. It's what speaks to you at first glance and lingers..in emotion and thought. On a canvas, in a sculpture, whatever the medium which has been translated to art, how it makes you feel... that feeling is yours and yours alone. It's the beauty of art..it's personal.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Travel Tips...Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

I have lived in Saigon for over three years. During that time, I have collected business cards, travel books, written notes, picked up recommendations and the list goes on. Now is as good a time as any to share the love...for Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon. 

People often ask for my recommendations for things to see and do in Saigon. In turn, I ask what they hope to achieve. We travel for different reasons...to discover, to relax...to look for answers.  If you are travelling to Saigon, chances are you have just a few days, possibly less than 24 hours. I have compiled a list to direct you, with a few of my favourites ** and ones recommended to me. 

Above all else, my recommendation for Saigon is to wander slowly and with care, absorb the sights and sounds, feel the beat of the city and enjoy. In fact..hold that throughout your time in Vietnam. It is a pretty special place, you will see...

My list starts with a list of books and movies, many I have read or viewed and others have been recommended. If you see two red stars **, it means it is tried and true by me. I have provided links for everything else, where possible.  It is a start... 

Last updated: October 15, 2015
NOTE: Restaurants, shops etc.. have a habit of moving and closing frequently. You should double check the address online before setting off.




Recommended Tours-
Sophie's Art Tour (Vietnamese art history)**
Saigon Treasure Hunt-Furniture/fashion/lifestyle/tours** 
Vietnam Vespa Adventures**


Le Thang Ton St.
Song (fashion) 76D Le Thanh Ton St. D1
Vietnam Quilt (bedding and home) 26/1 Le Thanh Ton St. D1

Ton That Thiep St.
Michele De Albert (Vietnamese laquerware) 30 Ton That Thiep St, D1
MH Craft  (handcrafted Vietnamese) 33 Ton That Thiep St. ** Nice selection of laquerware
Celadon Green (handcrafted Vietnamese)  51 Ton That Thiep
Saigon Kitsch  (Vietnamese kitsch)  43 Ton That Thiep St. D1**
Duy Tan  (handcrafted Vietnamese) 47 Ton That Thiep St. ** nice selection handcrafted souvenirs

Dong Khoi St.
Alphana Jewelry 159 Dong Khoi St D1
The Vietnamese Refinement (handicraft) 141 Dong Khoi St. D1 **
Khai Khai Silk 81 Dong Khoi
Ipa-Nima (fashion) 77-79 Dong Khoi,  D1
Sapa (fashion and home) 47 Dong Khoi St. D1
Precious Qui 29a Dong Khoi
ArtBook ( art books) 43 Dong Khoi D1 **
Therese Jewelry  (popular jewelry store with local expats) 9 Dong Khoi St
Nguyen Freres (ethnic home and fashion) 2 Dong Khoi, D1 **

Mac Thui Buoi St.
It Happens to be a Closet (fashion) 89 Mac Thui Buoi

Nguyen Thiep St
Therese Jewelry (jewelry) 9 Nguyen Thiep St., D1
My Way Deco (laquer/home) 13 Nguyen Thiep St, D1

Le Thanh Ton St.
Villa Anupa (fashion accessories) 17/27 Le Thanh Ton 
Catherine Denoual Maison (luxury linen) 15 Thi Sach St, D1** beautiful linens

Le Loi St.
Kim Phuong (home linen, embroidery) 98 Le Loi St D1**
Orchid Taylor  84 Le Loi St D1**
Ben Thanh Market (food, fashion, home)  Le Loi St. **

Fahasa Bookshop 40 Nguyen Hue, D1**
Minh Hahn (fashion couture) 128 b Hai Ba Trung
Minh Khoa (fashion formal) 81 Ly TuTrong, St, D1
Verlim Interior Design 152 Le Lai St, D1**
Anupa Boutique (fashion/accessories)  9 Dong Di, D1** 
Gaya (fashion and home)  1 Nguyen Van Trang St. D1**

Kenly Silk 132 Le Thanh Ton, D1
Khai Silk 107 Dong Khoi St, D1
Huong Fabrics 57 Thu Khoa Huan, D1
T M Silk Boutique 155 Dong Khoi St, D1
Hoang Silk 201 Dong Khoi, D1
Bao Silk 223 De Tham St, D1
Tan Binh Market 171M Ly Thuong Kiet, D3
Thanh Thuy Cotton House 230 Le Thanh Ton, D1

TAILOR (and fabric)
Orchid Taylor  84 Le Loi St D1**
Khai Silk 107 Dong Khoi St
Dung Tailor  221-223 Le Thang Ton

Ben Thanh Market (food, fashion, home)  Le Loi St. **
Saigon Centre 60 Le Loi St, D1**
An Dong Wholesale Market  35-36 An Dong Vuong St. D5
Binh Tay Market 578 Thap Muoi St, D6
Cho Ben Thanh Market intersection Le Loi, Ham Nghi, Tran Hung Dao Avenues and Le Lai
Russian Market ( fashion) 225 Ben Cguong St, D1**
Dan Sinh Market (war surplus market) 104 Yersin St**
Saigon Square Intersection Le Duan and Hai Ba Trung
Cho Lon  Market Tran Hung Dao St, D5**
Le Cong Kieu St (vintage and antiques) **
Camera Street ( Huynh Thut Khang, Ho Tung Mau, Nguyen Hue Le Loi)

TuDo Gallery 53 Ho Tung Mau, D1**
Ben Thanh Art & Frame 7 Nguyen Thiep St, D1** off of Dong Khoi St.
Galerie Nguyen 139 Dong Khoi St, D1 **
Galerie Quynh 65 De Tham, D1
Craig Thomas Gallery 27i Tran Nhat Duat, D1
Dogma 1st floor, 43 Ton That Thiep, D1
Galerie Lotus 67 Pasteur St 
Lac Hong Gallery 1A Le Thi Hong Gam St, D1
Duc Minh Art Gallery 31C Le Quy Don, D3
Phuong Mai Gallery 213c Dong Khoi St, D1
Tara & Kys Art Gallery 48 Dong Du St, D1 
Blue Space Art Gallery 97A Pho Duc Chinh St, D1
Vietnam Art 80 Nguyen Hue St,  D1

Temple Club 29-31 Ton That Thiep St, D1**
Hoa Tuc 74 Hai Ban Trung St, D1 **
The Refinery 74 Hai Ba Trung, D1
Au Parc 23 Han Thuyen St, D1 ** funky and fun cafe
L'Usine First Floor 151 Dong Khoi St, D1** enjoy for Sunday brunch and lunch, thru the Art Arcade
An Vien 178A Hai Ba Trung D1
Restaurant 13 13 Ngo Duc Ke St. D1
Lemongrass 4 Nguyen Thiep St. D1
Square One Park Hyatt  2 Lam Son Square D1
Opera Park Hyatt 2 Lam Son Square, D1**
Carmague  74/7D Hai Ba Trung, D1**
Hoi An 11 Le Thanh Ton, D1
Mandarin 11a Ngo Van Nam, D1
Quan An Ngon  138 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, D1
El Gaucho Saigon 5D Nguyen Sieu, D1 **
Lucca Cafe 88 Ho Tung Mau St, D1 **great coffee
Fanny Ice Cream 29-31 Ton That Thiep, D1 ..** gelato..passionfruit sorbet
Grand Opus Saigon 12 Phan Ke Bing Str. Dakao Ward, D1
Song Ngu Seafood Restaurant 70 Suong Nguyet Anh St, Ben Thanh Ward, D1
Cuc Gach Quan 10 Dang Tat St, Tan Dinh Ward, D1
Propaganda Restaurant 21 Han Thuyen Street D1
The Deck 38 Nguyen U Di, D2 **
Mekong Merchant 23 Thao Dien, D2 ** family favourite
Pho Pasteur  260 Pasteur St,  D3
Tib Restaurant 187 Ter Hai Ba Trung St. Ward 6, D3

Hoa Tuc/ Saigon Cooking Class  74/7 Hai Ba Trung,  D1 **great cooking!
Vietnam Cooking Centre 362/8 Ung Van Khiem, D1** on the floor, recommend
Overland Club 36 Bis Huynh Khuong Ninh, D1
Saigon Culinary Art Centre 269 Bis Nguyen Trai St, D1
Caravelle Hotel 19-23 Lam Son Square, Di

Reunification Palace Museum 106 Nguyen Du St, D1
Women's Museum of South Vietnam 202 Vo Thi Sau, D 13
War Remnants Museum 28 Vo Van Street, D3
Ho Chi Minh City Museum 65 Ly Tu Trong St D1 **
Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum 97A Pho Duc Chinh, D1**
Vietnam History Museum 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem, D1
Ho Chi Minh Museum 1 Nguyen Tat Thanh, D4
Military Museum 2 Le Duan, D1
Opera House Lam Son Square, D1
Notre Dame Cathedral Han Thuyen, D1**

Refer to my blog sidebar
Vietnamese Tourism online assistance
Saigon Tourist Information Centre 4G-4H Le Lot St at Nguyen Hue

As with all recommendations, I am constantly seeking out new ones. If you have any you would like to recommend, please leave a comment or write to me... jeannecollageoflife@gmail.com
Thank you for reading along!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Ebb and Flow...of life in Saigon

Daydreaming...along the Saigon River

It is hard to believe that I last wrote on this blog at the beginning of June. I had good intentions of writing a few posts before leaving for a summer trip to the USA but like all good intentions, something else seemed to take precedent. But I am back, after a ten week visit that was all consumed with building a house...and visiting family and friends and relaxing at a cabin along a mountain ridge between trips to the local pond where I magically disappeared from all reach as I glided along in my kayak. It was on the pond, between the strokes, that I thought of my travels along the Saigon River. I wished I could take my kayak and glide along as effortlessly on the Saigon River as I did on the pond in the mountain region of New Hampshire. I will hold that thought for a maybe someday, if the conditions are right...and I can find a kayak. 

Last paddle of the summer...New Hampshire.

Until then, I am going to focus on settling back into Saigon. A friend asked how it feels to go from a peaceful country retreat to the beep beep, bang bang...craziness of  Saigon. I say 'bang, bang' because from every side of our home for as far as the eye can see there seems to be a construction project of some shape or form. The amazing thing about the construction process here is that they work 24/7...with the same intensity and noise during those 24 hours. I am going to admit that it is a bit unnerving at times but that is only because I am just a few days off the plane so to speak. As time goes by, you absorb the sounds and sights until you accept them, until you do not hear them anymore. You adjust and adapt...it's just the way in Vietnam. 

Ho Chi Minh City is bustling and busy and crazy and wild and so rich in life and culture that you can't help but embrace it...but it takes a few days to get acclimated and the best way to do that is to take it in slowly with open eyes and acceptance. Fight it and you are done for.

So...I am taking it in slowly,
moving with the ebb and flow 
as I assimilate back into life in Vietnam.

It's the little things 
that bring you back into the fold...

Like the curbside barber and the man 
playing games on his phone as the blade 
moves steadily along his face.

and the smile that you can't resist 
as you notice that
the flowers planted before you left...
are gracing the walls of your home 
at a pace faster than you imagined.

and that first whiff of steam coming from a 
bowl of homemade chicken pho.
The one you secretly wished for on more 
than one occasion from a cabin
along a mountainside in New Hampshire
 for the past ten weeks.

You smile as you always do when you see the 
feats of skill with each passing motorbike. 
They stack them high and hope for the best 
and in most cases it works.

You wonder if you should do it or not...take that
100th photo of a lotus flower growing in your garden 
and post it on Instagram for the 100th time...
and you do,
just because you love lotus flowers and hope
your followers do too.

You can't resist words of wisdom and decide
the relevance of these words is spot on 
to what you are feeling now.
Be the Windmill...
yes, I shall be the Windmill.
I can be be the Windmill, 
I am the Windmill.

The winds of change are blowing through...
one day at a time.
I can be the Windmill, because I have a 
happy Buddha watching over me. 
And when you have a happy Buddha 
watching over you...
anything is possible. 

The mind is everything,
what you think you become.



Monday, June 1, 2015

"A Happy Life Begins with a Healthy Life"...Saigon Fitness

Saigon Fitness...
I have been asked to write a testimonial for my personal trainer in under 200 words. I am going to guess that is an impossible task as there are too many positive things to say about him. Seeing that many of my readers live in Saigon or have plans to move here in the near future...I thought I would make this post for you!

Danny Duong of Saigon Fitness

Enter Danny Duong of Saigon Fitness. Danny and I have been working together, three times a week for two months and I am only too happy to spread the good word. 

"I am so happy, you make me so happy"...Danny Duong
Let's start with the operative word for Danny, HAPPY.  Danny is positivity personified. Your success is his success. He takes every comment to heart and totally commits to you. If things are not going to plan and you have an off day, never fear, he will find a way to turn things around and send you away renewed and recharged. When you have a positive result to report...pure elation...it's truly infectious. Danny genuinely loves what he does...and because he is so committed, you do not want to disappoint him. A clever motivation tactic if you ask me. It works!

"You can do it!"
When we first started, I was like most enthusiastic clients. I had a 'hit list' and I wanted to start right away. Danny was wise in suggesting we build up to it rather than jump right in. He wanted to assess my skills, consider my movements and build strength to avoid injury. We eventually got there and I am glad we did. 

"Don't wish for it...work for it!"
Danny's workout routine is anything but dull. I can never predict what we will do next. I liken it to  aerobic calisthenics, the military way...we are always on the move and we never leave the room. His counting methods are creative...I say ten he says five. There is no slacking off.  If you are prone to smiling, coughing, laughing or asking endless questions to get out of a few repetitions, he is wise to it. At the end of each session, you stretch. I call it "death by stretching'..and I always feel great afterwards. I still do not know how he does that. 

The "DD" (Danny Diet)
I waited eagerly for Danny to give me the thumbs up to start his recommended diet, tailored to my age and dietary requirements. When I looked at it, I wondered why I was so eager. That thought quickly passed for I was there to commit, so I did. I had to make a few significant changes to my diet but I knew they were the right ones. It has been four weeks since we started the "DD" and I have never felt better. The weight is coming off, slowly but surely, my energy levels are up, I am sleeping better and I feel..happy.  Danny is right, A Happy Life..begins with a Healthy Life. 

Happy, Healthy Life
If you are looking for a professional and committed personal trainer, in Saigon, with a Happy Healthy Life kind of attitude, it is my pleasure to recommend Danny Duong.

Email: info@saigonfitness.com
Phone: +84 0903 006 988

If you have any questions for me,
 please feel free to write to me

More 'healthy' posts from Jeanne
Once I was and now I am..
Hip Hop Happening Mama and a Paleo Priest

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Afternoon light...Saigon
I was recently asked what I will miss about living in Vietnam. It seems a strange question because our time here has yet come to an end, but at the same time, this is not our forever home and it will end in the not to distant future.

When does a country become a home?
We have lived in Saigon for nearly three years. I always feel that once you pass the two year mark in a location it becomes dangerously like home...the kind of home you will have to pry yourself away from. We spent over ten years in Sydney, five years in Auckland, two and a half years in England and of all the moves, England was the easiest. I loved what London had to offer but all the friendships had expat roots and moving was just part of the expat story. I think leaving Saigon will be easier this time because we are empty nesters and do not have to worry about the challenges of moving children and like London, our lives are woven into the same expat story. Yet...there is something about Saigon that will be hard to leave..

A curse and a blessing...
There are times when I could blow the house down with some of the frustrations of living in Vietnam. Things run a bit slower, it takes ten people to deal with a problem that does not get solved, the traffic and noise can put me over the edge at times and you do not want to get me started about the speed of the internet service when things go awry in the deep blue sea. Yet....there is a charm about Vietnam that is captivating and once it has you in it's spell...you can't help but fall in love.

I love that adventure is waiting outside my doorstep.

I love that I can travel through time, as if walking through a montage of vintage films, from street corner to street corner. It is every photographers dream, professional or amateur, to have life bursting forth around them as they travel with a camera. Saigon has it in spades.

I  love Vietnamese food...we eat it nearly every night, I am certain I will miss the flavours of Vietnam.

I will miss our Vietnamese garden and all the delicious Vietnamese herbs we pick for meals...mint, basil, lemongrass, kaffir lime, betel leaves, gourds, Asian greens...and our cherry tomatoes.

I love that people are so warm and friendly... smiles radiate goodwill and happiness at every turn. Even the few grumpy Vietnamese have a way about them.

I curse the traffic but I love the rhythm and the excitement. Give me a road to cross and I will take the challenge.

I love the industriousness of the Vietnamese, give them a problem and they will find a solution. It is a country of waste not want not. Our garden hoses are proof of that. We have more patches than I can count and every time I suggest we buy new ones...the tape comes out. "No need, can fix" is the reply.

I love the flora and fauna of Vietnam...I love my lotus flower garden and our flowing specimens of orchids. While I am not as fond of snakes as the Vietnamese are, I love the lizards that come calling and the birds that flit between the trees.

I love our mango trees...even though we have yet to see more than one lone mango. I love our crazy mango colored house...and the honeysuckle that tucks and tips it's way through every curve of our veranda.

It is an ongoing list, one that I am happy to add to as the days and months go by.

It's a process....
This thought process came about as I read through some of my early posts, the ones where I hashed out the whole idea of moving from England to Vietnam. I recently had a few people write to me about their impending move to Vietnam. They are where I was three years ago...wondering and hoping that life in Vietnam will be ok. I respond to them with many of the things listed above...because it is something I would have liked to know at the same point in time. To know that life would be ok with the next move...it makes the packing and planing just a little bit easier.

I am going to leave these thoughts with wise words by Mark Twain...

"Twenty years from now you will be more 
disappointed by the things 
that you didn't do than the ones you did do. 
So throw off the bowlines. 
Sail away from the safe harbour. 
Catch the trade winds in your sails. 
Explore. Dream. Discover. "
by Mark Twain

I love Mark Twain...

Beep Beep from Saigon

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Soul of Saigon..Notre-Dame Cathedral

Not every Sunday, but most Sundays, you can find me
in the 9:30am English mass at Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral. 

The official name is
Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
and for many, this is the soul of Saigon.

If you travel to Ho Chi Minh City, you will most likely
find it on your list of  "must see" attractions.

The cathedral was designed 
by the French architect Jules Bourard
and constructed between 1863-1870. 

It is a space and place 
with a beauty of it's own.

 It is just as interesting to observe life 
around the cathedral as it is to observe from within.

Hang about any day of the week
 and you are sure to see couples 
posing alongside the cathedral 
for wedding photos.

The photos are a planned event.

The wedding follows on another occasion,
allowing the bride and groom to share photos on the day.

Tourists flock to see the cathedral 
and the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
standing in a garden outside of the cathedral.

In 2005, the statue was reported to have shed tears,
creating pandemonium on the surrounding streets.

The "tear" was said to have flowed down the right
cheek of the statues face. The incident was
dismissed by the Catholic Church in Vietnam 
and that was the end of that.

Still...if you visit, 
you might want to check...just in case. 

While you are there...look around
for those hidden gems.

When life happens quietly and patiently.

If you are lucky....while taking in the mass and
wonderful music that accompanies it,
you just might find yourself behind 
a budding Michelangelo.

From me to you, a glimpse inside and out
of the Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral.
The soul of Saigon.

 Photos taken by me, inside and out 
of the Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Jeanne Henriques

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Working and Volunteering in Vietnam...

Views to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Readers often write to me for advice on living and working in Vietnam. Unfortunately many of the question are out of my depth and knowledge base.

I did a little investigative research to get you started. I will add to this list as my research continues. If there is a link you would like to recommend. Please write to me at jeannecollageoflife@gmail.com

Happy Searching!

Thinking of volunteering in Vietnam?-nongovernment organisations (NGO's)
VUFO-NGO Resource Centre Vietnam -latest job offerings
Service Civil International- volunteering for peace
SOS Children's Villages International- Vietnam
Vietnam Friendship Village Project USA 
Center for Sustainable Development Studies Vietnam
Volunteers for Peace in Vietnam
Projects Abroad
VSO- Voluntary Service Overseas in the UK
Australian Volunteers International
Volunteer Service Abroad in New Zealand
UN Volunteers
Global Volunteer Network-teaching in Vietnam
Transitions Abroad- Vietnam

Interested in finding a job in Vietnam?
Vietnam Briefing- Vietnam's Visa and Work Permit Procedures
Vietnam Onlinework permit for foreigners in Vietnam
Immi Vietnam Visahow to apply for work permit in Vietnam
Australia-Vietnam Skills & Education- teaching English in Vietnam
GO Overseas- Teach English in Vietnam
Learn 4 Good- job search in Vietnam
Go Abroad.com- jobs abroad in Vietnam

Doing Research on working and living in Vietnam?

Lonely Planet- working and volunteering in Vietnam
RMIT UNIVERSITY- things to know
Working in Vietnam- talking salaries and working hours
InterAction- A United Voice for Global Change
TEFL Jobs World. com- Teaching English in Vietnam
InterNations -Connecting Global Minds- if you are already working in Vietnam
International Ladies in Vietnam

Government Organizations
Embassy of the United States Hanoi-Vietnam
Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in the U.S.
U.S. Department of State- Vietnam
The Vietnamese Embassy in Australia
Australian Embassy in Vietnam

About life in Vietnam in English
AsiaLIFE- Vietnam
Word -Vietnam
Oi -Vietnam
Saigon Times
Tuoi Tre News
Viet Nam News
Hello Saigon!
On Facebook
Teaching Jobs in Vietnam
Vietnam Embassy in United States
Nomadic Notes- Local/Travel Website
Rusty Compass- Travel/Leisure
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Embassy in Hanoi
Saigoneer-Society/Culture Website
Positive Expats and locals in Vietnam
Expat in Vietnam
Historic Vietnam

If you are interested in books, movies and travel tips for Vietnam/Saigon, please read here