Are you interested in moving to Hanoi but not ready to embrace a new culture yet? For the average ex-pat, Hanoi is a mix of cultures and ideologies. Blending in can be a bit challenging, but worth it. Enjoy the local culture, discover locals and the cuisine, but also explore the surroundings.
Some of my favorite memories growing up are centered around the annual week long Christmas vacation we used to take each year to our villa in Hanoi. I am the youngest of six children and our entire family would gather together throughout the week to share in the celebration. As our family grew with marriages and births, we eventually had to rent two villas in Ciputra. The fun times we had all together are the stories we still tell some twenty years later.