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  31. <title>Where to go on day and weekend trips from Ho Chi Minh City</title>
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  34. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Matthew Henderson]]></dc:creator>
  35. <pubDate>Wed, 30 Aug 2023 07:19:13 +0000</pubDate>
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  40. <description><![CDATA[Saigon is incredible, with lots to discover. But for those wanting an escape, here’s some places to visit on day trips and weekend escapes. ]]></description>
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  49. .elementor-widget-text-editor.elementor-drop-cap-view-stacked .elementor-drop-cap{background-color:#818a91;color:#fff}.elementor-widget-text-editor.elementor-drop-cap-view-framed .elementor-drop-cap{color:#818a91;border:3px solid;background-color:transparent}.elementor-widget-text-editor:not(.elementor-drop-cap-view-default) .elementor-drop-cap{margin-top:8px}.elementor-widget-text-editor:not(.elementor-drop-cap-view-default) .elementor-drop-cap-letter{width:1em;height:1em}.elementor-widget-text-editor .elementor-drop-cap{float:left;text-align:center;line-height:1;font-size:50px}.elementor-widget-text-editor .elementor-drop-cap-letter{display:inline-block}</style> <p>Ho Chi Minh City is a huge, vibrant, steaming metropolis, where, whatever your interests, you can find something that appeals to and entertains you.</p><p>You can have too much of a good thing, of course. Sometimes, you just need to escape the heat, hustle and bustle of the city and experience a change of pace.</p><p>Fortunately, for Saigonese residents, there’s plenty of options to get out of the city on day and overnight trips. All of which offer the chance to see some quintessentially Vietnamese sights and one of a kind experiences. </p> </div>
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  71. <h3><b>Best for: </b><span style="font-weight: 400">Beach vibes, home comforts and convenient travel.</span></h3><h3> </h3><h3><span style="font-weight: 400">Overview</span></h3><p><span style="font-weight: 400">One of the most popular day, or overnight trips from Saigon is to Vung Tau. At weekends and on public holidays, the city’s population swells as hotels are booked up with people flooding in, mostly from Ho Chi Minh City, to enjoy a day trip to the seaside. </span></p><p> </p><h3><span style="font-weight: 400">What to do in Vung Tau</span></h3><p><span style="font-weight: 400">The beach here can be a little busy, but it is a nice place to spend a few hours relaxing, particularly if you are visiting on a weekday. Aside from the sand, there are options to go walking in the hills, with great views of the coast. Or, if hiking in the heat isn’t your thing, there is Vung Tau Lighthouse, which offers some of the best views in the city, with the added bonus that there is a road leading straight to it. If you’re looking to escape the heat, the Upside Down House has so many photo-ops for any Instagram story. </span></p><p> </p><h3><span style="font-weight: 400">What to eat in Vung Tau</span></h3><p><span style="font-weight: 400">The seafood is a must-try and the night market, if you’re here overnight, just off the beach, is the place to try some local specialties. Afterwards, you can wander along the seafront and find the best bar or coffee shop and watch the waves until late into the night.</span></p><p> </p><h3><span style="font-weight: 400">How to get to Vung Tau</span></h3><p><span style="font-weight: 400">One of the best things about Vung Tau is how easy it is to get there. Buses run from locations across Saigon and take around two and a half hours. To save a little time, and enjoy a more scenic journey, there is also a ferry which travels right from the heart of Ho Chi Minh along the Saigon river. Beware though, it can get a little choppy in bad weather! </span></p> </div>
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  91. <h3><b>Best for: </b>Nightlife, landscapes and resorts.</h3><h3> </h3><h3><span style="font-weight: 400">Overview</span></h3><p><span style="font-weight: 400">A little further along the coast from Vung Tau is the town of Mui Ne. It is a destination that mixes nature, relaxation and tradition. </span></p><h3> </h3><h3><span style="font-weight: 400">What to do in Mui Ne</span></h3><p><span style="font-weight: 400">The beach here is lined with resorts and you can choose to simply do nothing except for enjoying the sun and sea. The beaches here are much less crowded than those in Vung Tau, and there are also many more to discover. But, if you do want to venture out, there are plenty of things to do.</span></p><h3> </h3><p><span style="font-weight: 400">The sand dunes of Mui Ne are famous across Vietnam. The whole of this region is peppered with dunes, the most famous being the Red Dunes, close to town, and the larger White Dunes, which are about half an hour’s drive away.</span></p><h3> </h3><h3><span style="font-weight: 400">Mui Ne’s Nightlife</span></h3><p><span style="font-weight: 400">In the evening, the town’s main road comes to life. There are numerous good restaurants and lively bars including Joe’s Cafe, playing live music late into the night, every night.</span></p><h3> </h3><h3><span style="font-weight: 400">How to get to Mui Ne</span></h3><p><span style="font-weight: 400">Mui Ne is about four hours from Saigon by bus. If you opt to go overnight, you can arrive early enough in the morning to watch the town’s fishermen bringing in their catch from night fishing.</span></p> </div>
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  111. <h3><b>Best for:</b>Hiking, great views and nature.</h3><h3> </h3><h3><span style="font-weight: 400">Overview</span></h3><p><span style="font-weight: 400">Saigon sits next to the Mekong Delta, a terrain that is as uniformly flat as it is possible to be. Hills are hard to come by here. Ba Den Mountain is the one exception. </span></p><h3> </h3><h3><span style="font-weight: 400">What to do at Ba Den Mountain</span></h3><p><span style="font-weight: 400">About two and a half hours’ drive north of Ho Chi Minh City, Ba Den mountain offers various hiking trails up to the 998m peak. The hike offers lookout points all along the route, the most famous of which is Turtle Head Rock, which juts out from the mountain and offers the perfect “edge-of-the-world” picture. Don’t miss the chance to try the fruits grown on the slopes of the mountain itself, sold at stalls all along the route. There is also a cable car that travels up the mountain, if hiking isn’t your thing.</span></p><h3> </h3><h3><span style="font-weight: 400">How to get to Ba Den Mountain and where to stay</span></h3><p><span style="font-weight: 400">This could be done as a day trip with a really early start. Or to stay overnight there are options for camping and glamping on nearby Dau Tieng Lake, a great way to stay amongst beautiful nature, particularly if you are travelling in a group. Buses travel from Ho Chi Minh City, or travel by motorbike.</span></p><h3><span style="font-weight: 400">Mui Ne’s Nightlife</span></h3><p><span style="font-weight: 400">In the evening, the town’s main road comes to life. There are numerous good restaurants and lively bars including Joe’s Cafe, playing live music late into the night, every night.</span></p><h3> </h3><h3><span style="font-weight: 400">How to get to Mui Ne</span></h3><p><span style="font-weight: 400">Mui Ne is about four hours from Saigon by bus. If you opt to go overnight, you can arrive early enough in the morning to watch the town’s fishermen bringing in their catch from night fishing.</span></p> </div>
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  123. <title>How to Adjust and Live Happily as a Teacher in Vietnam</title>
  124. <link>https://teachingenglish.ila.edu.vn/how-to-adjust-and-live-happily-as-a-teacher-in-vietnam/</link>
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  126. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Debbie Kirk]]></dc:creator>
  127. <pubDate>Wed, 16 Aug 2023 11:01:26 +0000</pubDate>
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  132. <description><![CDATA[Has Vietnam caught your eye because it is a diverse country steeped in culture and tradition but also one that’s rapidly developing? Has this knowledge pushed you to the brink of deciding whether to become a Vietnam expat? If so, here’s a guide to help you decide whether this move is right for you. It&#8230; <a class="more-link" href="https://teachingenglish.ila.edu.vn/how-to-adjust-and-live-happily-as-a-teacher-in-vietnam/">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">How to Adjust and Live Happily as a Teacher in Vietnam</span></a>]]></description>
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  140. <p>Has Vietnam caught your eye because it is a diverse country steeped in culture and tradition but also one that’s rapidly developing? Has this knowledge pushed you to the brink of deciding whether to become a Vietnam expat? If so, here’s a guide to help you decide whether this move is right for you. It also provides practical information for those who’ve decided to take the plunge and become a Vietnam expat. This will help them get the most out of their stay, culturally, emotionally, and intellectually. Jonathan Norftill, ILA, Human Resources shares his advice on this transition.</p>
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  142. <h3>Making the Choice</h3>
  143. <p>The first step in being happy about your choice is to make a conscious decision about whether Vietnam is the best country for you in which to teach.</p>
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  145. <h4>Positive Factors</h4>
  146. <p>Those who love hot, balmy weather will enjoy Vietnam’s tropical climate, which is warm, but also often rainy. In your home country you may be accustomed to four seasons but in many parts of Vietnam there are typically two hot seasons. The southern areas have a narrow temperature range of 28–29°C in summer and from 26–27°C in winter. Ho Chi Minh city residents often joke that there are two seasons for Vietnam expats to experience, “hot” and “ very hot”. Conversely, in the north, average temperatures range from 22 &#8212; 27.5°C in summer to 15–20°C in winter, a part of the country which also shows seasonal variation. Bear these climatic factors in mind when deciding whether or where to live as a Vietnamese expat.</p><p>&nbsp; <br>Travel is certainly a draw card for those contemplating living in Vietnam. Within Vietnam, expats have a wide range of trips to enjoy including tropical islands, sunny beaches and warm seas, magical ancient towns, and terraced rice paddy fields.</p>
  147. <p>Vietnam is also well situated in South East Asia so Vietnam expats can vacation in a number of other neighboring countries including Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Singapore, to name a few.</p>
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  149. <h4>Negative Factors</h4>
  150. <p>Vietnam, like any other country, also has some factors which may be perceived negatively by expats. This could be especially true for citizens from affluent nations with wealthy municipalities that have sufficient financial means to spend on waste management. These expats may find certain suburbs and public areas a little grimy and the air pollution a concern. They may also be surprised by the poverty as Vietnam is still a developing nation.</p>
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  152. <h3>Getting Ready</h3>
  153. <p>You’ve decided the benefits to living in Vietnam outweigh the negatives. What’s more, you’ve been offered a job at ILA. It’s time to start getting ready. Here is advice for those preparing to become a Vietnam expat.</p>
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  155. <h4>Documents</h4>
  156. <p>Few people enjoy administration. Many find it daunting, if not downright scary to contemplate the paperwork required to live abroad. This is especially true for those who haven&#8217;t worked abroad before. A benefit to working for ILA, a leading brand when it comes to education, is that they have dedicated employees specializing in helping soon-to-be Vietnamese expats understand document requirements. They will supply you with lists of requirements to enter and work in Vietnam. It’s always best to prepare your documents prior to entering Vietnam (legalization and affidavits, etc).</p>
  157. <p></p>
  158. <h4>Money</h4>
  159. <p>You’ll need some money to start this new venture and when you land in Vietnam, for example, accommodation, a deposit for rental, transport, and food. It’s best to have some cash for entertainment as you integrate into the Vietnamese community of expats. A sensible estimation is 2000-4000 USD so you won’t have financial stress while transitioning.</p>
  160. <p></p>
  161. <h4>License</h4>
  162. <p>Many Vietnamese expat teachers&nbsp;<a href="https://vietnammotorbikerental.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">buy or hire scooters</a>&nbsp;to commute for work and social purposes. To get a Vietnamese motorbike driving license, applicants must hold a valid Vietnamese residence permit or a work permit, a business visa with at least three month&#8217;s validity, and a sponsor company. You need to have notarized copies of your passport and visa (take 1-2 working days once you are in Vietnam).<br>If you consider getting a scooter license a cumbersome process when you first land as a Vietnam expat, you could obtain one in your home country. To do so, check your home country’s policies and regulations. Also find out more about an&nbsp;<a href="https://internationaldrivingpermit.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">International Driving Permit</a>, a legal requirement to drive in many foreign countries, which is also a United Nations regulated travel document for your benefit and safety. <br><b>Remember</b>: If you drive a scooter without a license you could lose your medical insurance cover, a nasty situation which can easily be avoided.</p>
  163. <p></p>
  164. <h4>Medication</h4>
  165. <p>This is a critical consideration, particularly important for those who take medication regularly as some medication is not available in Vietnam. The good thing is that ILA provides you with a list of preferred medical practitioners, hospitals, and clinics so you’ll be able to find English speaking staff at these facilities. <br>Bring sufficient prescription medication with you to last a few months so you don’t panic while settling into Vietnamese expat life. Then, you can explore suitable sources, alternatives, and solutions.</p>
  166. <p></p>
  167. <h4>Added Support</h4>
  168. <p>Working for ILA ensures much support when you first arrive as a Vietnam expat. You’ll be collected from the airport, provided with up to six night’s accommodation while you attend the Young Learners course. You’ll also be able to ask Human Resources practical questions to help you settle down as a Vietnam expat.</p>
  169. <p></p>
  170. <h3>Building Cultural Awareness</h3>
  171. <p>As a westerner, you’ve probably&nbsp;<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/5-tips-adapt-new-culture-kathryn-eade/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">grown up in a totally different culture</a>. While Vietnamese people are kind and not easily offended, they’re your hosts and it&#8217;s best to be culturally aware so you’re not faced with embarrassing situations. Watch YouTube channels on Vietnamese culture to gain knowledge on this topic. Read this guide for Vietnamese expats carefully so you recognise the “no go zones&#8221;.</p>
  172. <p></p>
  173. <h4>Try to avoid:</h4>
  174. <ul>
  175. <li>Being disrespectful of Vietnamese worship customs. Worshiping altars are sacred and should not be touched without permission. If you get to witness worship rituals, don&#8217;t interrupt or ridicule participants. Feel free to have proper discussion about those customs afterwards to gain a better understanding of these spiritual practices.</li>
  176. <li>Showing affection by trying to kiss or touch Vietnamese friends or acquaintances, as theirs is generally a less openly physically affectionate culture. Vietnamese culture is generally more conservative and reserved.</li>
  177. <li>Taking pictures of the police, the military, or their operations.</li>
  178. <li>Addressing war topics disrespectfully. Be open to differences in opinions. War in Vietnam may no longer be a popular topic of discussion in this rapidly developing country, but it&#8217;s always wise to approach this issue carefully and sensitively.</li>
  179. <li>Discussing the war years as these were painful times for the Vietnamese.</li>
  180. <li>Criticizing the country and its people harshly as some Vietnamese people may be very patriotic and expatriate criticism is seen as arrogant.</li>
  181. <li>Losing your temper in public. (The Vietnamese take a lot of pride in respecting their public self-image as well as their family’s image. If you are in Vietnamese company, and you don&#8217;t want them to feel uncomfortable or embarrassed, you should refrain from being aggressive as it is considered disrespectful.</li>
  182. </ul>
  183. <p>There are also a wealth of dos; positive customs and social mores that promote affirming interaction for all involved.</p>
  184. <p></p>
  185. <h4>You should try:</h4>
  186. <ul>
  187. <li>Using both hands when handing over money or gifts.</li>
  188. <li>Praising the food you’ve been given.</li>
  189. <li>Being aware that if you are invited to someone’s home, you may sit on the floor, and elders will be served first. You’ll probably never forget this warm and loving occasion, and opportunity to taste the fine food of Vietnam.</li>
  190. <li>Giving polite greetings, it&#8217;s important on a communal and spiritual level. When speaking to strangers or elders, say: “Xin Chao”, “Chao anh” (older males), or “Chao chi” (older females). “Chao em” is appropriate for people younger than yourself.</li>
  191. <li>Being highly respectful in your dress. This is particularly true when visiting sacred sites, such as temples and pagodas. Women should cover their shoulders, arms and knees and men should dress with deference.</li>
  192. <li>The Vietnamese are used to seeing tourists dress in ways they wouldn’t dress in public as they’re generally more conservative. Thus, it’s advisable for Vietnam expats to dress respectfully and more similarly to local people. This is considered respectful, and you could consequently receive better service.</li>
  193. </ul>
  194. <p>Apart from the examples already mentioned, there are many other chances for Vietnamese expatriates, especially teachers, to “fall in love” with Vietnamese culture and society.</p>
  195. <p>There is an abundance of opportunities in Vietnam. That’s why local people work long and hard to improve themselves through education believing that it will pay off in the long run. Always try to speak positively about your duties, as work commitment and diligence are traits which are admired. It’s especially important for teachers to manage their profiles positively. You’re already placed on a pedestal for your knowledge and ability to help students unlock their potential to take advantage of economic possibilities.</p>
  196. <p></p>
  197. <h3>Handling Your Emotions</h3>
  198. <p>What if you start missing the comforts of your home country? Many people living far away from home can&nbsp;<a href="https://www.agsmovers.com/news/adapting-to-a-new-culture/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">experience moments of homesickness</a>. If you’re working for ILA, you’re lucky because you’ll have a support group to help you out including:</p>
  199. <ul>
  200. <li>Teachers you meet on Young Learner training.</li>
  201. <li>Your Teaching and Learning Manager (TLM), Senior Teachers, fellow colleagues, and administration staff.</li>
  202. <li>Expat groups, for example, Fexpates (a Facebook Group) providing excellent support for women. This includes meet-ups so you can join Vietnam’s community of expats, as well as gain valued advice, and support.</li>
  203. </ul>
  204. <p>Even with the best planning in the world, it’s important to remain flexible as a Vietnam expat. Remain committed, positive, and patient as you make friends, and establish networks and daily routines.</p>
  205. <p>The great thing about teaching at ILA is that it provides teachers with a flexible schedule, so you can plan your time advantageously. Vietnam offers a wealth of opportunities for you to grow yourself at an affordable cost. Clubs and special interest groups exist for you to take-up or indulge your hobbies, including sports, outdoor activities, arts, and crafts. Use this opportunity to develop new skills, for example, widen your technical knowledge and learn to make videos of your wonderful experiences. You could also build your career by attending in-house training programmes or enroll in globally recognised academic programs.</p>
  206. <p></p>
  207. <p>Vietnam also provides a wealth of opportunities for public spirited people who would like to assist with charities and other community building events. It’s a great way for expatriates in Vietnam to establish deeply meaningful ties with other expatriates, and like-minded local people.</p>
  208. <p>If you’re a qualified, passionate English teacher on the brink of making the decision as to whether you’d like to live as an expat in Vietnam, contact ILA to find out more. There are over 50 centers around the country. So, whether you love living in the mountains, beaches, the city or wide open spaces, there&#8217;s likely to be a perfect opportunity for you.</p> </div>
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  380. <p style="text-align: left;">This is a dynamic English language teaching programme specifically designed for young learners from 3 to 16 years old. For our youngest students, we put them in a fun, play-based, communicative environment to teach them all four English skills and support their well-rounded social, emotional &amp; cognitive development. Later stages aim to improve students’ language proficiency and confidence across all four skills with Project-Based Learning (PBL).</p>
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