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[Read Kindle] ⛄ Single White Female in Hanoi ⚪ Sydney based musician Carolyn Shine moves to Hanoi virtually on a whim, expecting to find romance and available culture She s in for some big surprises Funny, warm and engaging, her travel memoir introduces us to a cast of memorable Vietnamese characters as well as her fellow foreigners searching for love and adventure From teaching English, sub editing a propaganda news sheet, to forming a blues band, against the backdrop of a world seemingly alive with the promise of romance, this is a beguiling evocation of Hanoi and its people pungent, earthy and sensual A cut above the standard expat memoir in the quality of the writing, despite the unfortunate fact that nothing much happens if only real life always occurred in a neat narrative arc While the author is genuinely likeable, thoughtful and seems like the sort of person who d be fascinating to meet at a party in Australia, it defies explanation why she thought she d experience Hanoi like a local despite not speaking Vietnamese As a result, it feels like any ASEAN country could have substitut A cut above the standard expat memoir in the quality of the writing, despite the unfortunate fact that nothing much happens if only real life always occurred in a neat narrative arc While the author is genuinely likeable, thoughtful and seems like the sort of person who d be fascinating to meet at a party in Australia, it defies explanation why she thought she d experience Hanoi like a local despite not speaking Vietnamese As a result, it feels like any ASEAN country could have substituted for Vietnam without any basic change to the story Look, if you really want to read about a 30 40 something Western woman discovering herself in Asia, stick with Eat, Pray, Love and if it s genuine cross cultural insight you re after, try Kickboxing Geishas G i ta c g i T y Quy n n y c anh Minh Tu n Qu ng V n t ng C ch t x c ng c nh n v t m t k am m c, n gi c c ng ty s ch g i t ng s ch, l m t qu ng 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khi sinh s ng m t x ang ph t tri n, c th ng so s nh gi a hai th gi i, th y kh n kh m t n i t i t , kh ng m y l nh, kh ng l s i, kh ng ch n m m m, i khi qu n c ch bi t n nh ng ng i t n t nh a c t i nh ng tr i nghi m v n h a n y B khu y ng b i tinh th n d n t c ang ng y c ng d ng cao, m nh ngh r ng cu n s ch n y r t nguy hi m, v n u m t ng i ph ng T y ng y th ch t m hi u v Vi t Nam th ng qua quy n s ch n y, th s c m t c i nh n h t s c phi n di n v sai l ch v t n c c a m nh V u l ng ch ng gi a l c c s ch, m nh ngh r ng quy n n y ng ra kh ng c n ph i d i n th.Nh ng, lu n c m t ch nh ng G i T y H N i d nh cho m nh s ng c nhi n nh ng ng c ng ch kh ng th ng t i l d kh ng ng t nh v i c c mi u t c ph n ti u c c v v n h a Vi t Nam, m nh r t cho b n th n b i h c r ng c c b i vi t th hi n quan i m c a b n th n ph i h t s c c n tr ng v n c th g y ra nh ng nh h ng kh ng l ng tr c c l nh ng o n mi u t h t s c h i h c, l i suy ngh l tr s c b n, ch m bi m tr o ph ng i n h nh ph ng T y M c d ki u vi t n y kh ng l i cu n c m nh, v m nh th ch gi ng v n nh nh ng t t n mang t nh thi n v tri t l , nh ng i khi v n kh ng nh n c c i v nh ng quan s t v c ch di n t c c k s c s o c a t c gi l s ch n th c trong c c c u chuy n k , l c ch nh n th ng th n c ng b ng kh ng gi u gi m em l i nh ng soi r i v kh c bi t v n h a gi a ng v t y M nh cho r ng s ch s c ch cho nh ng ng i tr t m v v n h a ph ng T y c v bu n c i nh l i a b n T y c a m nh t ng ph n n n v b chu t c n ph n nh ng l i cho r ng nh ng c i b y chu t l c c k t n nh n Nh ng b n tr kh c c ng c th hi u th m nh ng g n n v kh ng n n khi tr chuy n v i ng i ph ng T y, v i khi v thi u hi u bi t v v n h a, c ch c x c a ng i Vi t v ng i ng tr n n l l ng, k qu c v ng ngh ch trong m t ng i ph ng T y nh th n o Th v nh t i v i m nh trong s ch l m t o n k v m t ng i sao kh n i ti ng H N i c h nh vi s m s v i t c gi V m nh bu n c i ph t hi n ra l nh n v t n o l l c c G i T y H N i, m nh ph t hi n ra m t i m chung cho c i s c a c g i T y v g i ta l ng i m nh th y ng i u v t m h n th kh ng th y c g h p d n, ng i th y c c k b k ch th ch th l i c kho ng c ch v t m h n, c n ng i m v a th y ng i u v t m h n v a h p d n v th x c th c v ho c ng i y u l u n m ch c i N n v n ho n l nh ng trang ng n mi u t v Sapa M nh c G i T y ngay sau i T y B c v , v nh ng o n mi u t ng n ng i v s c t ch l m m nh th y nh T y B c, d r t gh t Sapa Nh n c n c o ru t gan ch ng bi t chia s v i ai kh c Chao i l nh.V o n k t, l c m t s b t ng l n.Nh ng d ng vi t l ng b ng quy n luy n mang thanh m c a t nh y u Nh ng mi u t y ch t tr t nh v ho i ni m Carolyn Shine th t bi t c ch k t chuy n, o n k t c a c l i trong m nh nh ng d m ng t ng o v m d u M nh ch t nh n ra m nh th ch quy n s ch n y h n m nh t ng V m nh th th m m t c u th x a c Khi ta ch l n i t With due respect for the author, I find her book rather dull Carolyn Shine started off with an excellent prompt, but she failed to execute it Throughout the book, the narrator fails to make an impression as a person She lacks character and tells her stories from a superficial point of view that leaves me unsatisfied and almost annoyed. Single, White Female in Hanoi sounds like a tagline in search of a title The heat The traffic The vile neo colonialists The poverty The language cultural barriers This book doesn t add anything particularly novel to the genre of expats telling mildly amusing tales of life in developing countries , but at least it is competently written, unlike, say, Hello Missus A Girl s Own Guide to Foreign Affairs, with which it shares many similarities a single, thirty something Australian woman Single, White Female in Hanoi sounds like a tagline in search of a title The heat The traffic The vile neo colonialists The poverty The language cultural barriers This book doesn t add anything particularly novel to the genre of expats telling mildly amusing tales of life in developing countries , but at least it is competently written, unlike, say, Hello Missus A Girl s Own Guide to Foreign Affairs, with which it shares many similarities a single, thirty something Australian woman navigating the highs and lows of temporarily working in an impoverished SE Asian country circa 2002