I’ve been living in Vietnam since July 2012. This resource page isn’t as comprehensive as my Pakistan links page, as I lived in Pakistan for three years, but I’ll be building it up with more articles and blog posts. Some sections are currently blank, but as I write more I will update.

In the meantime, if you have any specific questions, feel free to email me at

1. Visa Information

2. Moving and Settling in Guides

Expat Packing List: Moving to Vietnam
Moving Abroad with a Toddler: 50 Things we Packed or Shipped for Vietnam

3. Kids and Babies in Vietnam

Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater in Saigon
Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens with a Toddler

4. Expat Life in Saigon

Our First Tet in Vietnam

5. Teaching in Vietnam

Teaching at ISHCMC American Academy
Mrs. Carreiro’s English Website (student work and resources)

6. Restaurant Reviews and Dining Guides

7. Shopping Guides

8. Nha Trang Travel

Family Vacation to Nha Trang [photos]
Thap Ba Hot Springs near Nha Trang (mineral mud baths!)

9. Hoi An Travel

Hoi An Toddler Activity: An Bang Beach
Review: Van Lan Riviera Villas in Hoi An
Snapshots from Hoi An

10.Saigon Travel

Nana’s Visit to Vietnam
Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Tet Flower Festival at Tao Dan Park
Saigon Getaway: Mekong Lodge at Cai Be

11. Other Vietnam Travel

Family-Friendly Hotels in Dalat, Vietnam
Family Travel in Northern Vietnam – 1 Week Itinerary (Ha Long Bay, Hanoi & Mai Chau)
Responsible Tourism in Vietnam

12. My Favorite Resources for Vietnam Life and Travel with Kids – My absolute favorite site for Southeast Asia travel planning site
My Little Nomads – Southeast Asia with Kids
With 2 Kids in Tow, it’s Backpacking We Go
Vagabond Family

Hoi An Boat Ride

Our son on a boat ride in Hoi An, central Vietnam