Help me write a book about Vietnamese culture [for non-Vietnamese]
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I'm Chip Huyen, a master's student at Stanford University, USA. Born and raised in Vietnam, I've noticed three things about books about Vietnamese culture:

1. They are all written by foreigners. A guidebook to a country written by a foreigner is like a cookbook written by someone who has only had experience in looking at the food. There needs to be a book about Vietnamese culture written by a real Vietnamese.
2. They all start with the war. Come on, the war ended 4 decades ago! There are so many more cool things in Vietnam.
3. They all read like textbooks or phonebooks. I believe that books should be not only informative but also entertaining.

I've spent the last two years interviewing many people: foreigners who have traveled in Vietnam, foreigners who have lived in Vietnam, foreigners who have never been to Vietnam, Vietnamese who have lived overseas, Vietnamese who have never been outside the country, etc. I've combined their opinion into a book called “How to not get your ass kicked in Vietnam: The native’s guide“. But I still need more input to make the book as comprehensive as possible. So please help me through this short survey.

You can skip any question you don't want to answer. Your responses will be confidential and we will not disclose any identifying information.

More information about the book + me can be found here: http://bit.ly/vietnam-kickass

Thank you very much!

What nationality do you identify yourself most with?
Approximately how much time you have been in Vietnam in total
What's your age group?
How is your Vietnamese?
How many times have you been to Vietnam?
How was your experience of obtaining a Vietnamese visa?
Any advice on how we can improve our visa procedure?
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What is your first impression of Vietnam?
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Where have you been in Vietnam?
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What are some of your favorite places in Vietnam?
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What are some of your favorite things to do in Vietnam?
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How would you describe Vietnamese food?
I'd love to learn about your favorite, least favorite Vietnamese food too.
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What Vietnamese food you haven't encountered anywhere else?
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Do you think it's difficult to be vegetarian or vegan in Vietnam?
What's your experience with transportation in Vietnam?
Taxis, motorbike taxis, motorbikes, trains, airplanes, cyclos, etc. I'd also love to hear your thoughts on transportation in Vietnam in general.
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What did you not know about Vietnam before coming here?
You can talk about anything that surprises, annoys, or pleases you.
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What needs to be changed in Vietnam?
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Can you share with me stories or conversations that you think only happen in Vietnam?
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What do you think of racism here?
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Overall, your experience in Vietnam has been?
How would you describe Vietnamese people?
Vietnamese people in general, Vietnamese girls, Vietnamese guys. I'd really appreciate it if you make your answers as detailed as possible. Thank you!
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What do you do/where do you go to meet cool Vietnamese people?
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Can you recommend me some good books about Vietnam?
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Is there any interesting project in Vietnam or about Vietnam that you think I should know about?
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Your gender?
Have you dated a Vietnamese?
What do you know about dating in Vietnam?
You can write anything that comes to mind
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How different are Vietnamese women from women in your country?
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How different are Vietnamese men from men in your country?
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Have you been approached by a sex worker in Vietnam?
Either face to face or through facebook, wechat, tinder
If you answer yes to the question above, please describe the experience
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Have you been approached by a drug dealer?
How would you describe the drug scene in Vietnam?
What drugs are easy to obtain, the price range, etc.
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If you answer yes to the question above, please describe the experience
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Products that you have problems buying?
I've heard things like good cheese, tampons, etc.
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What questions you would like to ask about Vietnam?
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Do you have any packing advice for people traveling to Vietnam?
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Do you have any advice for people who want to learn Vietnamese?
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Is there anything else you would like to tell me?
The questions are general, so you can use this opportunity to tell me your personal experiences in Vietnam. I'd love to know what you want me to focus on on the book.
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