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Name:Luke Curran

Subject: College and University Guidance Counsellor

City: Brighton UK

What were your first impressions of Vietnam?

I had already been living in HCMC for a year before coming to work at BVIS.  It’s a wonderful, vibrant and, for a northern European, rather hot city.  My first impression was of scooters, scooters and more scooters and now I’ve got a licence I look forward to exploring the city more on one.

Differences between Vietnamese and English people?

Vietnamese people are much more likely to try speaking in English than most English people are to try speaking in Vietnamese. English people always complain about rain, Vietnamese never.  Snake is seen as a culinary delicacy by some Vietnamese but not, sadly, by the English.

What would you most like to do whilst you are here?

Explore and learn to cook the incredibly diverse range of food that the Vietnamese eat.

What are your plans in Vietnam?

To see as much of the country as possible but not just the obvious tourist destinations.  My family stayed in an incredible homestay over the half-term holiday and shared the lives of a very generous and friendly Vietnamese family for a few days.  We’d like to do more of that.

Vietnam in 5 words: hot, chaotic, vibrant, friendly, gregarious.

 

Name: Phil Holland

Subject: Primary EAL Teacher

City: Liverpool England.

What were your first impressions of Vietnam?

The first time I came to Vietnam, I arrived at night, so my first impressions were there are lots of lights and lots of traffic.

Differences between Vietnamese and English people?

After staying here for a while, I find that:

  • Vietnamese people are friendlier than English people.
  • Vietnamese people will often say what they are thinking whereas English people are a bit more reserved.
  • Vietnamese people don’t like to queue for anything, for example in the supermarket or in traffic. English people like a queue.

What would you most like to do whilst you are here?

While I’m here, I would to visit different countries and cities in Vietnam and SouthEast Asia.

What are your plans in Vietnam?

My plan currently now is to continue to visit different parts of the country and learn some more Vietnamese.

If I could use 5 words to describe Vietnam, they would be Hot, friendly, developing, beautiful and busy.

 

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