In the meanwhile in Hanoi …

How I feel each time I get the email that work is yet again postponed ! We are all waiting for the Government to announce whether the schools will remain closed for a week or more. So far it’s all being manageable because the pollution was not too dramatic. I could take the kids for a bike ride 1h a day with the masks, in … Continue reading In the meanwhile in Hanoi …

Family escape in Chiang Mai: 6 must do! (1/2)

Travel is the only thing that you buy that makes you richer Chiang Mai is a 90 mn fly away from Hanoi. In less than 2 hours, you land in another galaxy : Forget about the pollution and the hustle and bustle of the Vietnamese capital and immerse yourself in blue skies, green mountains, golden temples, and feel how your lungs and heart feel happy … Continue reading Family escape in Chiang Mai: 6 must do! (1/2)

Farewell Supermamijo !

“One generation plants the trees, the next gets the shade”. Thanks Mamyjo, my beloved grandma, for your inspiring life! You led your family like a boss, working non stop so your children, grand children and grand grand children can have the best education and be as strong and ambitious as you’ve always been. Thanks for planting the seeds of love, pride and strength in my … Continue reading Farewell Supermamijo !

Our first year in Hanoi: 3 tips for new expat families

It’s already been a year since our little family of 4 has settled in Hanoi. Yes, we are totally melting in summer, freezing in winter and we do wear the  usual anti pollution masks far too often. But we played it like Vietnamese scooter drivers. We connected to the energy of the vibrant city and kept on moving. There is so much to explore here, … Continue reading Our first year in Hanoi: 3 tips for new expat families

Family haven: escaping Hanoi pollution in Ninh Binh

I woke up with a very heavy headache. When I opened the windows, the sky was dirty white, and I couldn’t even fanthom further than a few hundreds meters away. The Air Quality Index said “very unhealthy” a health alert signifying that everyone may experience serious health effects. My 7 years old was feeling deezy and nauseous and my 5 years old son was caughing … Continue reading Family haven: escaping Hanoi pollution in Ninh Binh

Cheers to new (Vietnamese) beginnings!

Au revoir la France! And Merci for our beautiful wedding. For the endless tears well in my eyes with the stirring of overwhelming love! My family are my roots, I am so found of them all, would we be connected by blood or heart. And they were all here, to start with my bunch of crazy siblings I love more than they ll ever know. … Continue reading Cheers to new (Vietnamese) beginnings!