Tag Archives: Hanoi

SWOT/Recruitment Workshop

Last week my colleague Ashley Laracy and I gave a Strengths/Weaknesses/Opportunities/Threats (SWOT) workshop at Bac Thang Long college in Hanoi. We compared some of the findings another volunteer did in 2013 with the findings of my recent stakeholder interviews. For … Continue reading

My post on Hoa Sua Resturant for Innovate Development

A wonderful spot just around the corner from where I live. I wrote about it for the Innovate Develoment website. Check it out!

Hanoi: What I Love

I’ve been here a month now and have had a chance to experience some of the culture, meet new friends and try the delicious food. THINGS I LOVE 1) Fresh flowers! 2) Pop-up markets with fresh produce. There’s one at … Continue reading

Truc Bach, My New ‘Hood

I am slowly getting acclimatized to Hanoi (pop.6.5 million) and its unstoppable traffic. I’ve learned to keep walking slowly, listen to the honks and keep to the side of the road. Pedestrians are the lowest ones on the totem pole, … Continue reading

Hanoi: 10 Observations So Far

Having survived my first week in Vietnam, and finally able to walk outside without being overwhelmed, here are a few initial observations… 1) GOOD MORNING VIETNAM…my 5 am wake-up call comes from a neighbour’s rooster. No need to hit the … Continue reading