Over the last month or so I’ve been making a note of blogs I come across originating from somewhere in Vietnam. Quite a range of voices here it seems. If you write one of them, or read one regularly, and have a better description, let me know. Likewise if you know of any I’ve missed, drop a comment.
Royby.com: The personal weblog of a chap teaching "Web Construction" at RMIT International University. Some snaps. Saigon.
Remittance Girl: "Multimedia designer, wannabe writer, general all around curious person." Another personal weblog. Saigon.
Here I go again – Newbie EFL Teacher called Alison Bradley. Saigon.
I love the smell of coffee in the morning… – Personal weblog with pics. Hanoi.
Pourqois non? – EFL teaching and yeast infections from Carrie. Saigon.
Vietish – Another VSO volunteer and TV star based in beautiful Yen Bai City
Toi la Nguoi – Gets in bother with Saigon’s underbelly. Author has now left Vietnam. Saigon. UPDATE: Toi la Nguoi has left the building. Shame.
Nhin cai ga? – Personal weblog of Linda Park in English with pictures. Saigon.
upside gone: down in saigon – Beers, girls, shagging and no capital letters. Saigon.
Good Morning Vietnam – Diary style weblog of Minty Russel. Saigon, I think.
Virtual Doug – Vietnam Vet, teacher and pavement pounder. Hue.
Our Hanoi Blog – Personal weblog from a Network Engineer/Mac user. She has Tiger… grrr. With some pics. Hanoi.
Wendy Yanagihara in Vietnam – Lonely Planet writer updating Southeast Asia on a Shoestring. Vietnamwide.
My Tho, Vietnam Surgical Trip – Interesting diary of an Interplast Surgical Volunteer. My Tho
Ed and Oren’s Vietnam Bike Ride Blog – Self explanatory. Vietnamwide.
NamViet.net – General stuff, some politics. In English and Vietnamese. Dunno where.
Blo-Chi-Minh – In French. All about living and travelling in Vietnam. Inactive since June, 2004. Dunno location.
Vietnamese God – By a Vietnamese guy from Nha Trang, but living in Hanoi. He blogs in English. Good English. Hanoi/Nha Trang.
The Alpha Project – Diary come novel come stream of conciousness. Some pics. Hanoi.
Hanoi Days – Diary style written by JC, a British guy working for the Bao Nhan Dan Newspaper. Some pics. Hanoi
Philip’s Vietnam Diary – Diary of experiences cataloguing Philip’s time in Vietnam from August 2004 – August 2005. Some photo albums. Saigon.
Ipa Nima – A blog by bag designer Christina all about her Ipa-Nima hand bags. Hanoi.
Xin Chao Vietnam – Ola! A travelogue blog in Spanish with pics. Vietnamwide.
Jess on the road – "Vietnam/Cambodia 2005: Travels of a former business journalist." Vietnamwide.
Diary of love – In Vietnamese. Not sure what it’s about. Love?
Tuyen Dung – In Vietnamese. All about jobs.
The Rice Bowl – A yoga practicing English teacher who sounds rather fun. Saigon
Down and Out in Saigon – Blog of another expat teaching English. Saigon.
Travelblog – Saigon – Blogs and travel journals from the south of Vietnam. Some pics.
Thanh Long – A travel blog. Experiences in Vietnam by Sean Lovell. Hanoi.
Vietnam Journalism – Vietnamese journalist Le Quoc Minh provides insight into journalism in Vietnam including ‘personal stories by journalists on their life and work.’ Vietnamwide.
Clear Path International – Work with landmine and bomb victims in Vietnam and elsewhere. Vietnamwide.
Such is life – A personal weblog in English of Vietnamese student Van. Hanoi
Noodle Journal – From a Vietnamese student called Phuong about study.
VietnamTours – Tien Nguyen is a tour guide.
Kia Ora Vietnam – A Kiwi couple in the early 50’s living and working in Hanoi.
Antidote to Burnout – An architect who lived in Vietnam in the 70’s returns to work in Hanoi.
Sticky Rice – If it’s the Hanoi food scene you wanna check out, these are the guys for you.
Step2Vn – A blog about mobile technology in Vietnamese.
A Viet soul in Texas – Vietnamese expatriate/student in the US.
Vietnam travel guide and good friend to have – Tour guide about guiding and looking for people to guide. Hanoi.
Sky’s Vietnam Diary – Diary of a Danish expat trainee project leader and IT developer. Saigon.
Renee’s Weblog – The life of a volunteer in Vietnam. With photos. Saigon.
A country on the change – Written in English by a woman called geminicat27, a Hanoian living in Saigon
ABC of Vietnamese blogs – List of blogs in Vietnamese & English and some in Vietnam
Elmoooh – Young Vietnamese chap, with good written English, blogging from Hanoi. With photos.
Street Kids in Vietnam – A regular update on the work of Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, a
grassroots charity working in Vietnam with street kids and the poorest
of the poor.
Vietnam 555-333 is a French language blog. I think the numeric name refers to fags and booze. But I could be wrong.
Chris blogs at Charvey in Vietnam.
Rose’s Blog – The blog of Rose Nguyen who works for Humanitarian Services For Children Of Vietnam.
Les Tontons Blogueurs – In French, and I am very reliably informed, bloody hilarious. From Can Tho/Saigon.
Gia Linh – A blog, in Vietnamese, all about a subject very close to most Vietnamese hearts – babies.
15 May School – Not strictly a blog, but a site/blog about a restaurant that helps children ‘escape the streets’ in Saigon
Vietnam, Photos and Notes of a very personal war – Reminiscence and photos of a British soldier serving in the Mekong Delta, Tay Ninh, Phan Thiet and elsewhere.