All this keeps me busy, and most weekends I can be found in one of Hanoi’s many coffee shops writing or designing whilst sipping on a hot chocolate. In the evenings, I’ll either be out with friends enjoying some of the delicious food Hanoi has to offer or snuggled on the sofa with a good read, Netflix or trying to persuade my boyfriend that it’s time to book another holiday.
I want to share the realities of my life living abroad. It’s not all weekends away and living la dolce vita, though there are plenty of highs. At it’s best, it’s tropical beaches by 7pm on a Friday night, incredible food for less than a coffee costs back home and the opportunity to enjoy a culture completely different to what I’m used to. At it’s worst, it’s a long way from home comforts, cheap Marmite and my closest friends.