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English, French, Vietnamese: which language for which use?

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  Emerging countries are popular destinations for economic and cultural expatriates. Among them, Vietnam ranks 14th among the destinations favored by expatriates. Benefiting from a booming economic growth and an attractive culture, Vietnam is developing into a true international melting pot. So in Ho Chi Minh, we speak Vietnamese, of course, but also French, English…

The influence of French on Vietnamese language

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Languages are often the privileged witnesses of the cultural melting pot that shapes a country. Thus, the French language multiplies the legacies: from Latin to Greek through Arabic or even English. Conversely, the language of Molière also influenced foreign languages, this being due in particular to French colonialism but not only. Cultural exchanges leave traces…

All about the French colonial architecture in Saigon

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With the arrival of the French in the 1860s, the face of the city of Saigon was irretrievably marked by the colonial architecture, with a surprising number of european building for an Asian city Today, the Atelier offers you a trip back in time to trace the history of the most beautiful French colonial buildings…

Where to read in Saigon: French and English Bookstores

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  The rainy season is not over yet, the holidays are under way, and back to school is not too far … In short, it is the perfect moment to take time for reading! Only, very often, expatriate families find themselves clueless when it comes to go book shopping in Saigon. Often nostalgic of bookstores…

Kids Activities in Saigon: Where to go for Family outings?

Kid Activities Saigon

Living in Ho Chi Minh City is a pleasure for expatriates: the cost of living is relatively low compared to Western countries, business is booming and the economic development of the country is growing, but what attracts the most is the local way of life. More and more people are settling with their families in…