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6 minutes ago, keysersoze276 said:

I'm 40ish and still young at heart, as best as I can.  I do appreciate nature, but am leaning toward HCMC for social reasons.  Tell us more!!!

If you're talking women of questionable virtue, then HCMC and Vung Tau are the places for you.

Don't think I managed a day in either of those places without some floozie suggesting I have a look at her room.

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3 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

I had a nice beach holiday there last month.

It was a fairly crowded morgue.

 

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@BritManToo Welome!!!!  I know you are one the most knowledgeable and helpful TV posters.  Have you ever lived in Vietnam?  Or have any insight to making the move?  I've scoured google.  Blogs with links to housing agents and blah, blah, blah.  A few forums have led me to believe I may get a better deal (I am talking about a one year condo/apartment/townhouse lease), if I just go there and physically walk around looking for actual rental signs.  Anyone have an opinion on setting it up beforehand, or just getting an airbnb and doing the footwork?

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6 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

If you're talking women of questionable virtue, then HCMC and Vung Tau are the places for you.

Don't think I managed a day in either of those places without some floozie suggesting I have a look at her room.

Thanks.  I didn't really mean that.  I wouldn't recommend Vietnam for that kind of thing.  Beautiful, exciting women of course.  But too often a pimp and his gang are hiding in the shadows waiting to rob you of everything.  I mean...just friendly welcoming people, hopefully can speak English since I know none of the language and to be honest...I still can barely speak Thai at all.  I'm tone deaf, I think.  And they have the five tones.  I swear to God I'm terrible at probably any Asian language.

 

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Didn't like Vietnam at all. Too crowded, people and food not nice, beaches not nice, lacking in trees, crazy traffic. Only thing i found was good was an abundance of quality accommodations.

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4 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

I just go for a week or weekend a few times a year.

Hung out with many expats there, they all say it's easy to get the VISA and long term rentals at reasonable prices. Same game as Thailand, anything advertised online in English costs double, you gotta do the legwork if you want the best prices. Plenty of Viets speaking English (generally far better than Thais) everywhere I've been.

(Da Nang, Saigon, Vung Tau)

Didn't see any pimps trying to rob me, but met some really nice ladies.

Nice.  Yeah, I'm thinking setting up in an airbnb for a couple weeks or a month to do some recon would be better in the long run

 

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2 minutes ago, HLover said:

Rubbish.

Agreed it's rubbish.  It's an entire country, and not really a small one.  And with many different ethnic groups.  Some specifics to back your point may be helpful.

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3 minutes ago, mike787 said:

You made one of the BEST decisions for ALL the right reasons...you will never regret, much better than Thailand.  Go and explore it.  I and many expat friends are doing the same now just like so many expats already have.  This Thai immigration is BS.  

I appreciate that and agree, Mike!

 

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