I’m Dung. I’m a nurse. I love traveling and exchange language
Hi, my name is Trang. I was born in Hanoi, Vietnam. I have been living in Singapore since I was 15 years old. About myself: - I am inquisitive, sensitive, reflective and introspective. I care about being thoughtful, considerate, truthful, sincere, understanding, accommodating, and sharing authentically. - To me, it comes down to inner peace, being your natural self, expressing your essence and potential, engaging, connecting, caring, and sharing. These are the moments that would flash back and warm the heart. - I appreciate having personal space to retreat to and recharge when needed. - These days, nothing instills in me more peace and nourishment than nature and greenery, and when watching videos of gardening and life in the countryside. My story: 2 years ago, I quit my full-time corporate job in Singapore to take a personal break. Many things did not feel right at that point, with work and personal relations, and I felt stuck in, living by the design of a modern life that became personally unfulfilling. “How can I have such a big chunk of my life that feels so impersonal?” was what I felt with work. It had been a process internally to reach that point of decision to break out of the “secure” and familiar template and blueprint, but it was freeing and absolutely needed for my life. At that time of leaving, I needed to leave Singapore and go back to my own country. It was in the middle of the pandemic. The new journey started with a rescue flight and a 3-week quarantine, right into the culmination of the summer heat in a basic facility. That made for a personal story. Currently, I have been on a 2-year break. It had definitely not been my original plan, but natural progression brought me here. In the beginning, I generously gave myself a 7-month timeframe, made possible by tagging the deadline to my birthday. My key intention was to have a safe personal space to resolve my feelings and shift my path. It has been a journey of still taking needed time and space to explore further what I feel compelled to, in order to arrive at somewhere and something suiting for myself. It is also a freeing experience to enable myself to spend my time naturally, how I feel like and need, which manifests in a lot of singing and journalling among other personal interests. Along the way were many instances of forfeiting the urges of settling myself into “comfort” options like a “safety” master's degree or regular employment, and the anxious urges of family members, such as “Aren’t you afraid of a lapse in your CV?”. But continuity in the CV doesn’t matter for my life. I guess the drive that sustained me was how much I hadn’t felt right when I left, so I kept on the journey of following what I felt I needed at each stage. The 2-year break was invaluable to me because I feel like I live my life. I went to search for what I needed and had a lot of needed space to feel and be myself. I have had many new exposures grounded in reality, and so real-life experiences, being back home and venturing out to new environments. It is not trite to say it is life-opening to go out there. My takeaway has been more inner grounding and the capacity to make choices for myself and to go back to living more naturally (less forced engagement and less self-pressure). I also get to be informed about living in my home country and the state of its inhabited environment, and how it is not for me.
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Chilling and open minded, have a cute dog, I like Riding bikes, Dancing and Fire spinning .. been in Vietnam for 3+ years…
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Can host for 1 dayI’m Dung. I’m a nurse. I love traveling and exchange language
Can host for 2 daysChilling and open minded, have a cute dog, I like Riding bikes, Dancing and Fire spinning .. been in Vietnam for 3+ years…
Can host for 3 daysXin chào mọi người, mình là Hồng. Rất vui khi được gặp mọi người.
Hi! Im Maria, a spanish girl currentmy studying in Vienna and working there as well! Im starting my travelling journey this year 2023 since 2022 brought me a big desire for discovering this beautiful world. I would like to get to know places from a locals prespective and be able to provide the same experience with alike traverls.
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based on 3 experiences
Hanoi is such a vibrant city! People here are friendly but also pretty chill compared to other places. Traffic is also not that crazy. The food is amazing and the city comes alive at night during weekends - especially in the old quarter area when they close some streets for vehicles. I strongly recommend checking out the French quarter as well and going further South to experience some local things. I went to Complex 1 for a watercolor workshop and open mic night where Vietnamese locals came together to sing. It was a truly amazing experience!Posted: August 28, 2023
Hanoi is amazing. Let yourself get lost in the chaos and smells. Meet as many locals as you can. Sit on the little plastic stools and eat bun cha. Get a higher view of the more popular intersections and watch as the motorbikes wiz by each other but never touch.Posted: November 3, 2022
Ninh Binh is wonderful. The Women's Museum was amazing but very emotional & I loved Madam Huong's cafe nearby - like being in Paris. Highly recommend the coconut coffee. The Lo Hoa prison is very interesting too. Walk around Lake Hoan Kiem at dawn for Tai Chi and in the evening for dance groups. Book food and walking tours as well as cooking courses early as they book out quickly. There are some amazing places to eat. Try the Banh Mi. I would check Lonely Planet guides or Trip Advisor for up to date info.Posted: August 21, 2022
Yes, Hanoi is generally safe for solo female travelers. However, as with any destination, it is important to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings. Be sure to dress modestly, avoid walking alone at night, and keep your valuables secure.
Yes, Hanoi is a great destination for solo travelers. The city is generally safe and there are plenty of attractions and activities to keep you busy. There are also plenty of restaurants, cafes, and bars to explore, and the locals are friendly and welcoming.
Hanoi can be quite affordable for solo travelers. Accommodation, food, and transportation are all relatively inexpensive. However, if you plan to do a lot of sightseeing and activities, the cost can add up quickly.
Visit the Old Quarter
Explore the narrow streets of the Old Quarter, where you can find a variety of shops, restaurants, and street vendors.
Take a Cruise on Halong Bay
Take a cruise on Halong Bay and explore the stunning limestone karsts and caves.
Visit the Temple of Literature
Visit the Temple of Literature, a Confucian temple and the first university in Vietnam.
Explore Hoan Kiem Lake
Take a stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake and admire the beautiful scenery.
Visit the Museum of Ethnology
Learn about the 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam at the Museum of Ethnology.
Shop at the Dong Xuan Market
Shop for souvenirs and local goods at the Dong Xuan Market.
Take a Cooking Class
Learn how to make traditional Vietnamese dishes in a cooking class.
Enjoy a Water Puppet Show
Watch a traditional water puppet show and learn about Vietnamese culture.
Take a Street Food Tour
Taste the delicious street food of Hanoi on a guided tour.
Yes, Hanoi is generally considered safe to travel alone. However, as with any destination, it is important to take precautions to ensure your safety. Be aware of your surroundings, avoid walking alone at night, and keep your valuables secure.
Yes, Hanoi is generally safe at night. However, it is always advisable to take the same precautions you would in any other city, such as avoiding dark alleys and being aware of your surroundings.