Published: June 10th 2012June 10th 2012 6,000 Miles Later
Not sure quite what it is, but judging by the look of his eyes, im saying opium.
....I find myself in Hai Phong.
2 hours south of Hanoi and not really in your monthly edition of the lonely planet, this industrial coastal city also known as the 'city of the red flamboyant'
has just invited me into its clutches via a short internet job post, 30 or so emails and the promise of a more fulfilling lifestyle.
So, I'll be teaching English at the AIE Language Centre run by a very efficient and well dressed lady, My Linh.
I'm not really into lengthy essays, so throughout these posts i'll keep it short and sweet, with a few pictures thrown in.
I have been here for 3 days and have taught for 2 of those days for a total of 9 hours, no training, just chucked in..... this may give you an idea that demand far outweighs supply, hence the decent salary ($1,150pm).
Either way, I got through it unscathed and am now looking forward to the rest of the week, 20 hours planned in total.
Having been in Thailand and Cambodia last year, I thought I knew what to expect from the city,
Looks like the health & safety rules here are not quiet as strict.
I was wrong, happily.
There are more photos below