Animals at home means better life

Dogs, cats, bunnies, hamsters, parrots, fishes, turtles… Those who have animals at home certainly know some of the benefits that living with another form of life involves and, in recent years, even several scientific research has confirmed the positive impact of having pets. Having a pet indeed would imply multiple benefits for human health, both

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Bear this in Mind

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 me believe that while many living in Vietnam are concerned about the preservation of endangered

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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 accident? Motorbike trips in Vietnam are always an amazing experience. Don’ forget to go to Ha

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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 accept that they will earn less on a monthly basis when they retire. We believe

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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 to be installed in. No two windows are alike, so it’s extremely important to

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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 start? Pho Nha Khe Bang is such a beautiful place for a peaceful retreat—nice project. Vietnam’s legal framework contains

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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 citizenship right after our marriage without having lived in Vietnam for the past

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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 and your tolerance for volatility. If you don’t know what volatility refers to, then Bitcoin and

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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 forth by the regulatory agencies in your country of choice. The business license, or the

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