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19 minutes ago, rocketman777 said:

Can anybody who has visited Nha Trang city , report on their experience

It's a full on Chinese and Russians package tourist destination. Was there couple of weeks back and the missus, Thai mid 30, loved it due to plenty of bright lights, restaurant and shopping options but I, older and slower, hated it due to the aforementioned package folks, traffic and ongoing construction.

 

Sunrise hotel is excellent if you want the full on sea front option.

 

If you go make sure you walk on the beach at 0600. Amazing and brilliant to see.

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16 hours ago, IraqRon said:

just returned from da nang, hoi an, wei, and sai gon. in d a, did not see any grotty rest., plenty of convenience stores, atms, no motor cycles driving wrong way, just walk and they miss you. never saw one accident, but yes they park on sidewalks, as do thais.  wide streets clean, lots of roundabouts where traffic flows , not like thailand.  hotels cleaner, better fitted and serviced than thai ones in same price range.  in hoi an, of course lots of tourist, many of which were viet and chinese.  in short, i have to think your post is bs to the max.

Sure and you probably think a half empty glass is half full.

My experience in southern Vietnam was similar to yours.

I’ve been twice and I’ll be returning.

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16 minutes ago, Mahseer said:

It's a full on Chinese and Russians package tourist destination. Was there couple of weeks back and the missus, Thai mid 30, loved it due to plenty of bright lights, restaurant and shopping options but I, older and slower, hated it due to the aforementioned package folks, traffic and ongoing construction.

 

Sunrise hotel is excellent if you want the full on sea front option.

 

If you go make sure you walk on the beach at 0600. Amazing and brilliant to see.

Nha Trang's not bad. beautiful beach in the early evening as you say. Almost gives a feel of what it was like a long time ago....people enjoying and playing in the ocean just as the sun's going down. The locals are quite distressed about the sell out which brought in hordes of Chinese and Russians.

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RELOCATING TO VIETNAM FROM THAILAND:  BEST OPTION FOR MOVING PERSONAL BELONGINGS (least costly shipping option and customs duty exposure:

 

I am thinking of relocating but wonder what is the best way to move personal belongings.  When I relocated to Thailand from USA, everything I brought fit into two military style duffle bags, plus my bicycle in a cardboard bike box.  I think each duffle was 20kg

 

Now, a year later, I'm guessing I would need 4 duffles, plus bike, and plus a boxed 32 inch computer monitor.   Air Asia has a max baggage limit of 40kg, and I think excess weight charges are outrageous (more than the price of the ticket)

 

So, Im wondering if anybody has experience at just buying a second ticket to get 40kg more of baggage allowance.  Is that possible?  I cant find any info on their website and, as usual their phones are down)

 

My other concern is how customs works upon arrival.  Should I anticipate getting hit with custom duties on my personal items (especially the computer monitor), and if so, what the rates might be?

 

I'm confused on duties because I read that there was a big change last year that eliminated and/or reduced customs based on a new ASEAN trade agreement between Thailand and Vietnam, but I can't find any two sources that agree on this.

 

Any advice or help on moving my personal belongings from Thailand to Vietnam would sure be appreciated.

 

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Which coastal city in Vietnam would be most comfortable to live?

I like a city with lots of tourists, malls condos and not extremely polluted. 

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1 minute ago, Destiny1990 said:

Which coastal city in Vietnam would be most comfortable to live?

I like a city with lots of tourists, malls condos and not extremely polluted. 

Da Nang

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3 minutes ago, WaveHunter said:

Da Nang

Yes that city name does seem to come up very frequently. Its on top of my list.

Is it correct that vietnam doesn’t have this stray dog problem? How about condo purchase prices in Da Nang?

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On 4/24/2019 at 2:58 PM, BritManToo said:

In Saigon earlier this month I had nice Indian curries almost every night for around 100,000VND (150bht)

Plenty of Indian restaurants to choose from. Western food available everywhere.

I was right in the centre of town so it was very busy and noisy, but no worse than the middle of Bangkok.

Massage girls appeared more numerous than bar girls, and there were plenty of women looking for LTRs with foreigners, probably more than in Thailand.

 

 

Saigon😀😃😄🙂

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I am thinking too to move away from Thailand after very many years. Has nothing to do with the immigration. I live in Central Pattaya and I am tired of living in the middle of a red light district. More and more often empty but still pretty noisy bars open everywhere. Almost impossible to use my condo because of the noise. I lived some years in Malaysia, some years on the Philippines and some years in Vietnam. All of them have good and bad things of course. Not easy to decide for one. Often I think Malaysia might be the best choice if you want to have a quiet life.

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6 hours ago, BritManToo said:

I don't care how easy your VISA is or isn't, and I don't care why either.

I only care about mine, and mine is way easier to get in Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines.
I spend 40kbht a month, nobody needs to see more of my money than that IMHO.

Boasting how you're better than me just makes you appear mentally ill.

I'm putting you on ignore with all the other 'boasters and gloaters'

 

When I first came to Thailand I just needed 120 pounds for the 1 year VISA.

Now I only need $300 for a 1 year VISA in many nearby countries.

I'll try to respond as you would :   Put me on the ignore list too.  Who cares?   I don't think that people stating that nothing has changed for them is "boasting or gloating".  Most of your posts about your exploits with women seem to be much more in that category.   I know many guys here give you a lot of leniency,

probably because of your bravado tone in posting.   I am mentally ill,  so please ignore me (after your rebuttal ).  

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2 minutes ago, Beggar said:

I am thinking too to move away from Thailand after very many years. Has nothing to do with the immigration. I live in Central Pattaya and I am tired of living in the middle of a red light district. More and more often empty but still pretty noisy bars open everywhere. Almost impossible to use my condo because of the noise. I lived some years in Malaysia, some years on the Philippines and some years in Vietnam. All of them have good and bad things of course. Not easy to decide for one. Often I think Malaysia might be the best choice if you want to have a quiet life.

Uh.....ever think of choosing another place besides Pattaya ?   Seems a lot easier than changing countries.

I usually ask posters who "might move"  to let us know if they do,  where to,  and if they like it better where they are.    

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2 minutes ago, rumak said:

Uh.....ever think of choosing another place besides Pattaya ?   Seems a lot easier than changing countries.

I usually ask posters who "might move"  to let us know if they do,  where to,  and if they like it better where they are.    

Yes in his situation he could simply move to Cha aam..

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