Pam Scott lived in Hanoi for eight years and tells of the city she came
She explains: 'I suppose I love my home city of Sydney, rather like one
loves one's parents. But Hanoi was a passionate affair. I knew I was
captured after three short visits in 1993.'
After three brief business trips in 1993, Pam Scott became enamoured of Vietnam's intriguing
capital. In 1994 she made a permanent move, living and working there for the
next eight years. What she discovered was more wonderful, interesting, and
challenging than she could have ever imagined. She felt safe, unrestricted.
And she found no coldness towards the West - only warmth, friendship,
curiosity and openness.
Pam involved herself in the lives of everyday
Hanoians - cyclo drivers, shopkeepers, singers, dancers, doctors, noodle
sellers, university students, teachers and company directors. She also
opened Hanoi's first English language bookshop and, among other things, took
singing lessons, went ballroom dancing, had her fortune told Hanoi-style,
and ate some of the city's more exotic offerings.
Hanoi Stories is an
unforgettable insight into the charms of this vibrant city, and why once you
go there, it's hard to leave. It has many photos and is essential reading
for anyone considering a trip to Vietnam. (PDF only.)
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Meet the author:
has been a pharmacist, university lecturer and researcher,
international consultant, science and technology policy analyst,
businesswoman and bookshop owner. She lived and worked in Vietnam for more
than a decade and travelled widely in SE Asia. In 2009, she was awarded an
Asialink Literature Residency in Vietnam. She has travelled extensively in
Vietnam, Myanmar and other South East Asian countries. Her eBooks, exclusive
to Buzzword Books, are listed here.