Hanoi - Post Report Question and Answers

Morale among expats:

It varies greatly. Some like it, some hate it and some are in the middle, with a tendency to be worn-out towards the end of their tours. - Dec 2011

Generally good - I don't know anyone who is miserable. I know many people who enjoy Hanoi even with its issues. - Aug 2011

Some like it, some don't. It's what you make of it. - May 2010

Generally high. Most people seem delighted to be here and accept the associated hardships. - Dec 2009

Pretty high. You met very few people who are not happy to be here. - Feb 2009

Good altough most have the usual complaints about traffic, quality of goods and services and lack of activities. - Sep 2008

Just so-so. I do not know of anyone who loves it, but by the same token, I have not heard anyone say they hate it either. This was a 30% differential post, now 25%. It is probably one of the easiest 25 to 30 percent posts you can find, but there are still many difficulties to try and live a quality life here, between the horrendous traffic, pollution, mediocre medical and limited recreational opportunities in the north. - May 2008

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