Name: Amber Claydon
Previous destination: London, United Kingdom
I did not choose Vietnam, Vietnam chose me! I was keen to move to South East Asia but was not sure exactly where. My friend had moved here and said it was fantastic. So I put a blindfold on to cover my eyes, spun the globe and pointed my finger to where ever it took me to. It was pointed to the East coast of Vietnam, and here I am!
My first impressions of Vietnam: a charmingly chaotic world of madness; a lovely and colourful nation of old and new. There’s so much to explore and discover here!
I am being overwhelmed by generosity and kindness of the Vietnamese, one of the warmest and most generous peoples. But I am also taken aback that people are always willing to stop, to learn about you and help you, and that’s been fantastic!
I definitely want: to learn Vietnamese so I can get as much from my experience here as possible. Also, to travel, to learn new skills for new opportunities!
Vietnam in 5 words: Charming, Colourful, Chaotic, Charismatic and CHAU (it’s true)