“I like the night life, restaurants and so many things open very late. It’s not like the Western”
What’s your name and where are you from?
My name is Quang Lefrancais and I’m from France.
Why did you come to Vietnam?
I came to Vietnam for work because I found a job as tennis head coach here. That’s why I moved here.
What do you like the most in Vietnam? Why?
What I like most? I like food and the fruits also. And what else I like?? Ah I like night life, restaurants and so many things open very late. It’s not like the Western like fast food McDonald’s, they close at midnight; here is sometimes too but you still can find somewhere to go eat overnight.
How long have you stayed here?
It’s been 2 months.
Do you think it is difficult to find a place to live in HCMC?
No. I don’t think so. Because there is many…uhm…actually I found this room from GlobeTrottr through Facebook. So I think that if you are in many expat Facebook groups, they can help you to find an apartment or room. So it’s kind of easy if you know how to use what kind of apps. Because everything is working on the connection, it depends on how many people you know.
What kind of accommodation you live in right know?
My accommodation now is really good. With the price I had a big room, it’s located on the first floor. And it’s really nice for me.
Can you tell us a little story about what has happened to you during your trip?
Well, I just remembered that at work, they just give me twenty minutes to learn how to drive a scooter. And then, the first day, after twenty minutes, one of my co-worker said: “Okay. Now, you can ready to go back home”; after only twenty minutes. So it was really hard and I had so much really hard time and I asked so many people, I get lost. So this is one of the story that happened to me.
Can you describe Vietnam in one word?
I would say TRAFFIC JAM. It’s crazy. Specially in the rush hour, so many people on the road. And if I can give a second word, I would say POLLUTION.
What will be your next destination?
After Vietnam, for right now I have no idea because it’s been only two months and I’m planning at least to stay 1 or 2 years in Vietnam, so I have no idea right now. But I have been in Japan, I’ve lived in Japan – Tokyo for 1 year before; so I like it very much. Maybe after Vietnam, it would be Japan.