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On 8/1/2019 at 12:32 PM, canuckamuck said:

Obviously one country is steadily improving, and the other is stumbling over its own greed and making everything worse in the race to fill their pockets. In 5 years and people will feel sorry for the Thai expats.

Is that Thai expats themselves or falang expats in Thailand?

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On 8/1/2019 at 2:41 PM, Curmudgeonly59 said:

Back on the subject matter please: the original clickbait/provocation post asked for comments comparing Thailand with Vietnam 5 years from now... 

People are describing their experience with locals. A very important aspect of the topic under discussion. Probably one of the most important aspects of life for an ex pat or visitor wherever he or she may find themselves.

 

Few have much experience of life in VN so few comment on it. Why not tell us what you think of VN now and then possibly how it will be in 5 years time.

 

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19 hours ago, jasonhpi said:

There are more old white men in America than old black men so whats your point?  Most black people live in Africa and die before they get old. Average life expectancy in most countries in Africa is 50.  People from third world countries go to developed countries to improve their lives, they dont go from one third world country to another one. There are more Filipinos living in America than there are white men living in the Philippines. Why is it okay for blacks,hispanics and Asians to move to white countries but when a retired white guy who is living on 1,000 dollars a month SS check moves to a country cheaper than America you call it cancer. 

He mentioned the word cancer as a comparative term but did not actually call it cancer.

 

Read the original post and see what you think.

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And grab also has an app, again download it, very easy to use, it even shows you the price you will pay. So you can't be scammed.

so much technology these days.

use it!

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51 minutes ago, Ron jeremy said:

What people experience in any big city in the world is much different than in the smaller cities. You can't compare Hanoi with smaller cities the same as Bangkok to smaller cities in Thailand.

i could never live in Hanoi, Bangkok, both putrid air, concrete jungles, scams etc. 

Getaway from the big cities and things change drastically.gogle translate has anapp, simply download it and it makes communication very very easy, you can type it in the phone, or speak into it. Then it speaks in the language chosen. 

Quite simple to get around any language issue in any country in the world. Even for us old guys.

next trip download the app, if you're having trouble, ask a young person to set it up for you.

case solved.

transportation from the airport?????? You obviously didn't do any homework before arriving.

before arriving anywhere in the world, you should research airport transportation.

in Vietnam, they have fabulous public transportation , outside the airport, there new air conditioned buses, with English speaking employees. Bus 7and17 bring you into the city for 20 cents, yes, 20 cents. They have these at EVERY major airport in Vietnam.

do they have this in Bangkok, or other airports???

ever been scammed by a taxi driver in suwannaboom?

so as u see, with a tiny bit of research, you can avoid things like this.

feel free to ask anything else, or simply spend a few minutes on a thing called google. And save some headaches.

 

You didn't really retain anything from my post did you? I did mention Grab. And I mentioned something uniquely associated with Vietnam... an app that they use called 'BE' that doesn't exist here in Thailand. I did do more than a "tiny bit" of research. I figure why use a bus when I have the convenience of 2 transportation apps. Neither of which helped me at the airports, Da Nang and Hanoi. I kept getting canceled. I had to haggle with a green taxi (Also found out about these doing my research) that should of been metered. 

 

As for the google translation... if you've ever used it, you would know its not perfect. I've seen too many confused faces. But, that is just how it is and if I do stay in SE Asia long term, I should start learning their language(s).

 

This is my experience between 2 cities, Chiang Mai and Hanoi. Yes, one is a little bit bigger than the other. 

 

Didn't mean to trigger you............

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20 minutes ago, Ron jeremy said:

Forgot to add, there is also an app called Busmap, it is for any city in Vietnam. Shows routes, locations, prices etc. Very good public transportation, in new buses from 20 cents. Easy to use. 

These are all smart phone apps, right? Can anyone tell me how I get a mobile phone or SIM card in Vietnam? Can I get a SIM card that I can just slip into the phone I use in Thailand? Also, I'd heard that mobile phones are hard for foreigners to get in Vietnam--like you need a Vietnamese person to help you buy one? Any truth in that?

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36 minutes ago, ThaiBrian said:

You didn't really retain anything from my post did you? I did mention Grab. And I mentioned something uniquely associated with Vietnam... an app that they use called 'BE' that doesn't exist here in Thailand. I did do more than a "tiny bit" of research. I figure why use a bus when I have the convenience of 2 transportation apps. Neither of which helped me at the airports, Da Nang and Hanoi. I kept getting canceled. I had to haggle with a green taxi (Also found out about these doing my research) that should of been metered. 

 

As for the google translation... if you've ever used it, you would know its not perfect. I've seen too many confused faces. But, that is just how it is and if I do stay in SE Asia long term, I should start learning their language(s).

 

This is my experience between 2 cities, Chiang Mai and Hanoi. Yes, one is a little bit bigger than the other. 

 

Didn't mean to trigger you............

Didn't realize you had downloaded the grab app. Never ever had a taxi not turn the metre on in Vietnam,. Could u not have asked him to turn the meter on???????????? Or with a little more research, you could have opened the door, got out and jumped on the bus for 20 cents.hhhmmmm, kids these days.

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15 minutes ago, Roy Baht said:

These are all smart phone apps, right? Can anyone tell me how I get a mobile phone or SIM card in Vietnam? Can I get a SIM card that I can just slip into the phone I use in Thailand? Also, I'd heard that mobile phones are hard for foreigners to get in Vietnam--like you need a Vietnamese person to help you buy one? Any truth in that?

Yes, smart phone apps, yes u can get a SIM card anywhere, airport or mobile shops, they will set it up for you. Choose your plan, same as anywhere in the world, and yes, I beleive you can buy a phone.

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1 hour ago, Ron jeremy said:

Didn't realize you had downloaded the grab app. Never ever had a taxi not turn the metre on in Vietnam,. Could u not have asked him to turn the meter on???????????? Or with a little more research, you could have opened the door, got out and jumped on the bus for 20 cents.hhhmmmm, kids these days.

Can't believe I'm responding to you... is English your first language? Can you structure your sentences a little bit better? Maybe put more thought into your questions. Some questions could be left unsaid. You have such a wild imagination. Anyways, after trying the 2 apps and talking to 3 other green taxi drivers, I walked to the other side of the terminal where the green taxi's were parked. I ran into a driver that just got on duty and after negotiating, it was the best offer out of the 4 drivers. Since this was time sensitive (I'll tell you why, let me finish the story), I accepted the offer. I knew not to expect taxi drivers to turn on the meter (RESEARCH), especially for farangs, especially when they have a racketeer operation at play. Again, this was at the airport and every time I got canceled on my app, it was a totally different driver.... all in on it. 

 

Edit: Never mind on explaining why it was time sensitive, I am kind of over you at this point and don't want to continue going down what seems to be an endless rabbit hole............. 'kids these days'.

 

Edit: Now I know why I upset you after reviewing your profile. 

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5 hours ago, Tagged said:

1. i will live where my gf come from.

I agree, but would add plenty of available gfs in nearly every Asian country I've visited.

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