Jump to content
BANGKOK

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

mrblonde

Vietnam

Recommended Posts

Vietnam is cleaner, people are friendly, food and accommodations are cheaper. There are just as many beautiful places to see. You can get a visa on the internet or if you are in bkk you can go to the embassy here and get a visa. 2 things that keep me in Thailand instead of Vietnam are the healthcare is much better here and I already know the language here well enough to communicate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, 5633572526 said:

Vietnam is cleaner, people are friendly, food and accommodations are cheaper. There are just as many beautiful places to see. You can get a visa on the internet or if you are in bkk you can go to the embassy here and get a visa. 2 things that keep me in Thailand instead of Vietnam are the healthcare is much better here and I already know the language here well enough to communicate.

Girls are less easy to meet, especially in Hanoi. I dont mean dating. I mean proffesionals.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/3/2018 at 9:59 AM, Scouse123 said:

 

+1,

 

I also found a friendly moto taxi who took me all over Hanoi at decent rates.

CIMG2506.JPG

I preferred rick shaws. In Hanoi I did a brilliant food on foot on foot tour for 25 dollars visiting about 10 restaurants. Excellent. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎10‎/‎3‎/‎2018 at 2:38 AM, TunnelRat69 said:

I must not travel in the same circles as you, but I have lived in Vietnam on and off since 2000 and am a property owner and only saw one casino in the New World Hotel...........I spend a lot of time in Saigon, Nha Trang and live in the Mekong Delta - the Chinese visitors are not well accepted, Vietnam is technically at war with China, and the people hate them..............you must be talking about Cambodia.

From da nang to hoi an there are around 10 or so places that look like large hotels and some are described as sports clubs. They are basically casinos built by the Chinese for the Chinese from what I was told by the hotel driver . All the property getting built is basically for the Chinese that come to the area. Hoi an has coach loads that get bussed in every day mostly at night from da nang to the old town in hoi an . They were everywhere , although the smaller hotel I was staying at did not accept Chinese guests the hotel driver told us but it was full of Koreans and Japanese.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/1/2018 at 5:12 PM, blackhorse said:
On 10/1/2018 at 4:46 PM, jasonsamui55 said:
 
I’ve been commuting from Thailand to Vietnam 3-4 days per week for the past 18 months. So I see both sides quite regularly. But with regard to visas that foreigners can get for long stay, this is one area where Vietnam excels compared to Thailand. Visas are super easy. None of the stupid rules of financials and hours and hours spent standing in lines to deal with loads of unnecessary paper work and bribery and changing rules and all the rest that we all love in Thailand. You just go online, choose the duration and class (business or tourist) visa you want, pay for it with credit card or even PayPal, and then receive it from agent who meets you at the arrivals hall at the airport, then in and out multiple entry visa good for a year. You can get a 1 year multiple entry business visa for about $500. You can work with it, live with it, open bank accounts, everything. There aren’t the stupid rules prohibiting foreigners from working. If you go to a french restaurant, it’s quite refreshing that all the staff are French, same for Argentinian, English, Moroccan, etc. It’s a million times more foreigner friendly and business friendly than Thailand. The rest are just lifestyle issues which you’ll need to see and compare for yourself.
 
Personally I find the cost of living similar, give or take a few things. There is much better nightlife in Vietnam. I find Vietnam food to be better and cheaper than Thai food, and foreign foods about the same quality and cost, depends where you go. I do find Vietnam much safer, much less crime, and driving is a million times easier and more refreshing without so many kamikaze motorbike drivers as in thailand. Amazingly, there are more motorbikes in Vietnam as compared to cars and almost no accidents at all.

What type of nightlife is better?

Not soi cowboy style bars. Just lots of high end lounges and discos and bars that in most other places would be either pretentiously exclusive or expensive or both but in Vietnam they are very accessible and very cheap, at least in comparison.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...