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Expats In Ho Chi Minh City: Christina, Hong Kong

Name: Christina Yu Occupation: Creative Director at Ipa-Nima Nationality: Hong Kong Overseas Since: 20 years Could you name some of the countries you’ve lived in since leaving the place where you grew up? The United Kingdom and Vietnam. What’s your definition of ‘home’? The place where my heart is and I miss coming back to when I have been travelling for a bit. When did you know that you wanted to stay overseas for good? About eight years ago, when […]

Expats In Ho Chi Minh City: Christian, Germany

Name: Christian Berg Occupation: Photographer Nationality: German Overseas since: Since 2005 Can you name some of the countries you’ve lived in since leaving the place where you grew up? Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam. What’s your definition of ‘home’? The center of gravity in my life. It is not a fixed place. Have you discovered any new passions during your time as an expat? I picked up photography and made a career out of it. Another passion is food. My wife is […]

Expats In Ho Chi Minh City: Guy, Canada

Name: Guy Leduc Occupation: Businessman Nationality: Canadian Overseas Since: Since 1995 Could you name some of the countries you’ve lived in since leaving the place where you grew up? Only Vietnam. What’s your definition of ‘home’? A place where I can speak French and where I really feel that I am at the right place, at home. How did you become an expat? I wanted to have a big change in my life and my Vietnamese wife made me come […]

Expats In Ho Chi Minh City: Abby, Phillipines

Name: Abby Antonio Occupation: Managing Director of RSVP Magazine & Show Director Nationality: Filipino Overseas since: 2009 Can you name some of the countries you’ve lived in since leaving your hometown? Vietnam only. I’ve lived away from home, but still in the Philippines. 2.5 years on Boracay Island, one of the world’s top 10 party beaches. What’s your definition of ‘home’? Good question. I recently just realized the answer to that. Home is a place where I feel not only […]

Expats In Ho Chi Minh City: Doru, Romania

Name: Doru Tudose Occupation: DJ, Film maker, bar owner Nationality: Romanian Overseas since: 2001 Could you name some of the countries you’ve lived in since leaving the place where you grew up? Holland, Hong Kong, Vietnam. What’s your definition of ‘home’? Well…after 13 years, there’s more than one. Home is where I can put my feet on the table without feeling rude. How did you become an expat? I didn’t! I’m still an immigrant. I was never imported so I […]

Expats In Ho Chi Minh City: Alexander, Austria

Name: Alexander Egert Occupation: Gastronom Nationality: Austrian Overseas since: Since 1976 (38 years) Could you name some of the countries you’ve lived in since leaving the place where you grew up? Italy, France, Germany, the US, Hong Kong, Vietnam. What’s your definition of ‘home’? Where I look forward to arriving after any length of absence, drop everything, stretch my legs, and be irresponsibly stress free. How did you become an expat? Expats carry their home country in their suitcase and […]