Hanoi - Post Report Question and Answers

What do you wish you had known about this particular city/country before moving there?

Visiting versus living here is quite different. It's not hard living, most things are available, but it is also not particularly exciting after you get used to the frenetic traffic and the chaotic disorder. - Aug 2021

We came in eyes open, with no surprises, though I would have liked to have foreseen how rapidly the air quality was going to deteriorate. - Dec 2019

This was our first post in Asia; SE Asia is very different from other parts of the world. There is definitely culture shock. The traffic here is the craziest I have witnessed; the motorbikes outnumber people and cars and swarm everywhere. Crossing the street as a pedestrian is challenging. Enjoy the people, the food and the culture. - Jul 2019

How useful a car would have been for day and weekend trips. That the winter pollution is bad. I wish I read up more on Vietnamese history and watched more documentaries on the topic. - Dec 2017

I wish post would have been upfront about the air quality. We wouldn't have come here. - May 2016

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