It's 17,000km from the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, but Claudecir dos Reis Rodrigues Junior has never felt more at home.
Despite the average Vietnamese salary being around VNĐ5,200,000 (US$220), in jobs like teaching where most expats are employed, wages start at around VNDD30,000,000 ($1,300) a month.
The much-anticipated SEA Games 31 have finally begun, and I for one am excited to have the opportunity to see the region’s best athletes compete so close to home.
Australian expert Timothy Edward McGrath passed away on April 18 after a short serious illness, which left a big gap both professionally and personally for GIZ staff members, his partners, his family, and friends.
Akari Nakatani is flying the Vietnamese flag in her home country, helping to spread the word about Viet Nam to a Japanese audience.
Poetry is the oldest form of literature, but, long before pen touched page, audiences have been enthralled by spoken word performances. Thanks to Waifs and Strays, Hà Nội's premier spoken word night, the world’s oldest performing art is truly alive and kicking in the capital.
Italian model Elia Marchetti hit the headlines when he appeared on the popular reality show, Quý Ông Hoàn Mỹ (The Next Gentleman).
Kaneya Manabu is humorous, energetic, open and smart when he presents topics on his Hoc TV YouTube channel.
Joy Kil – teacher by day, comedian by night - is a wisecracking stand-up artist who taps into the 'expat' experience in Việt Nam for her material, and takes no prisoners along the way.
Bulgarian Ambassador to Việt Nam Marinela Petkova wrote to Việt Nam News on the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Bulgaria