Hanoi Stories

PamelaScott


Hanoi Stories

Hanoi Stories

  • Title: Hanoi Stories
  • Author: PamelaScott
  • ISBN: 9781741100976
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Paperback



After three brief business trips to Hanoi, Pam Scott became enamoured with the city, Vietnam s intriguing capital In 1994 she made a permanent move, and lived and worked there for the next eight years What she discovered was a interesting, challenging and wonderful place than she could have imagined In Hanoi Stories, Pam tells of an unexpected side to this citAfter three brief business trips to Hanoi, Pam Scott became enamoured with the city, Vietnam s intriguing capital In 1994 she made a permanent move, and lived and worked there for the next eight years What she discovered was a interesting, challenging and wonderful place than she could have imagined In Hanoi Stories, Pam tells of an unexpected side to this city, and of the people she came to know and love During her time in Hanoi, Pam moved outside the cloistered expat world and became involved in the lives of everyday Hanoians cyclo drivers, postal workers, university students, ordinary families She also opened Hanoi s first English language bookshop and, among other things, took singing lessons, went ballroom dancing, had her fortune told Hanoi style, and ate some of the city s exotic offerings.


Recent Comments "Hanoi Stories"

Hanoi Stories reads like a book-length travel email from your aunt Heather, with the exception that you actually care about Heather. The plot is composed of a series of (supposedly) entertaining but shallow episodes (The time I slept in a small room! The time I ate dog meat! The time I rode a cyclo! The time I went to a wedding!) interspersed with token reflections on their meaning (I had to sleep in a small room. But Vietnamese have to sleep in smaller rooms. So I shouldn't complain. But I have [...]

Some of the stories were quite interesting until page 105 when the writer decided to go to a restaurant to eat DOG ! I mean, I know it is quite common for Vietnamese, Koreans, etc. to eat all sorts of animals. But one can say NO to eating dog.

Interesting and funny peek into the life of a very active expat woman in Hanoi.Pam writes about ordinary life in a compelling way, recommended to anyone interested in understanding more about Vietnamese society.

Australian travel writers seem to specialize in laughing at their own predicaments, which Ms. Scott does as well. A fun, well-written book that should appeal to everyone.


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