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Endangered species and conservation laws for Vietnam

I recently overheard someone shouted, “I accidentally ate pangolin meat!” He ate pangolin meat without knowing what a pangolin was and that it is an endangered species and trading it is illegal. This sad story made […]

By |July 17th, 2018|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Drive Safely

Hi Antoine,
I’m a student from the EU traveling in Southeast Asia. I am going to spend a few months in Vietnam and will be driving amotorbike throughout my trip. Do you have any advice in case I have a road […]

By |May 8th, 2018|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments

Rules to Live (And Save) By

I’ve highlighted 10 easy financial planning principles to guide expats to their financial goals.

Don’t downgrade your lifestyle when you retire. Aim to earn at least as much as you do now, adjusted for inflation
We often find that folks are willing to compromise with future earnings and […]

By |May 2nd, 2018|Business, Money Talks|0 Comments

Installing Blinds and Shades: How to Measure Properly

Installing Blinds and Shades: How to Measure Properly

So, you’re decided on a style of window treatments for your home. Now it’s time to order them! The first step before doing so is to properly measure the area they are going […]

By |May 1st, 2018|Technology|0 Comments

Rooms Available

I’m from Spain and have been working over the past years here with the purpose of starting a hostel close to Pho Nha Ke Bang natural reserve. What company structure would best suit this business and what steps should I take to […]

By |April 12th, 2018|Business, Legal Ease|1 Comment
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The Duel for Duality

Tackling the issue of dual citizenship for foreigners.

Dear Antoine, 

I’m an Australian citizen and would like to become a Vietnamese citizen because I’ll be marrying a Vietnamese woman and have decided to settle down here permanently. Can I apply for Vietnamese […]

By |February 9th, 2018|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Coined it in

Everything you wanted to know about Bitcoin but were afraid to ask

Are Bitcoins and cryptocurrencies suitable for my retirement portfolio? 

This is quite a loaded question, and the answer could be wildly subjective and would depend largely on how much you know about the asset class […]

By |December 21st, 2017|Business, Finance|0 Comments
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How to obtain special permits and licenses for your business

Starting a new business will always involve obtaining a set of special permits and licenses. These will allow you to perform the general business activity and any other particular and regulated activities, in compliance with the rules and regulations set […]

By |December 20th, 2017|Business|0 Comments
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Assisted Reproduction

Alternative options available in Vietnam for couples who want to be parents

Dear Antoine,
My boyfriend and I are over 30 now, and we think it is time to start a family. Unfortunately, we are not able to have our own babies therefore […]

By |December 10th, 2017|Business, Legal Ease|1 Comment