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On 8/23/2019 at 1:49 PM, Hans007 said:

I am flying to thailand tomorrow and ..next Tuesday I fly over to Saigon (HCMC) from there  we go to Vung Tau.(with old soviet Hydrofoil)..seems a nice sea resort town..attracts many Russians and Ukrainians. They have some offshore oil industry. About 500.000 people live there.

 

I will check it out..6 days should be enough..after that we head back to Thai. (Hua Hin)

 

Right now I do NOT think Thailand is a wise choice for longterm stay...thats My opinion...however I do NOT have a Thai partner..;-)

If you do...its another ballgame offcourse.

 

Take care

 

Hans.

You know, I think you are spot on when saying having a Thai partner is another ball game. 

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On 8/24/2019 at 11:54 PM, Ron jeremy said:

Danang is anything but crowded, very laid back, quiet, friendly people, beach is clean, water is clean, 20 miles long, food is great, I have no idea where don chance was, but chances are it wasn't Danang.

to the OP, rent for a few days and walk around, thousands of places to rent.

send me a pm for rental sites.

 

Second that. I've been there twice, last time August last year.  The beach is not ideal,  but good for swimming, better than average. The water visibility is no more than 2-3m. Good infrastructure. There are not that many westerners at all, and few people know English. The local fresh food markets are excellent, quite a few stalls have the prices displayed, so you don't get charged farang tax. Beer is everywhere, way cheaper than here. Local rum is cheaper too.

 

The bus lines are good, you can google the routes, the trip is 5000 dongs.

 

Further down is Nha Trang, where the beach is better, but looks like a Russian holiday city.  Many of the shopkeeper will try to talk to you in Russian. 

 

Keep in mind the Vietnamese have much more in common with the Chinese than the Thais. They are going to pull forward faster and the prices probably will rise there soon.  

 

If I would choose a place it would be Danang, I like to have access to a good beach, Hanoi and Saigon don't have that. 

 

You can't transfer money out of Vietnam via a bank if you don't have a WP,  so plan accordingly.

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There are a few Youtubers who've made the move to Vietnam (from countries like Thailand and the Philippines), and have chronicled their experiences.

 

expat move to vietnam site:youtube.com

 

Some detail everything, from landing: visa, airbnb, apt find, motorbike buy, bank, mobile, internet, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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See you in Da Nang everyone! [emoji847]


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On 8/24/2019 at 6:13 AM, Los Luver said:

@OP

I react only about how you, as many describe Thai immigration politics. How about your president who is a wall ? USA building a wall is OK. Thailand taking some immigration meaures is no no.

The wall is to keep people from leaving............

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On 8/27/2019 at 12:27 AM, gearbox said:

The bus lines are good, you can google the routes, the trip is 5000 dongs.

There's an android app that lists all routes in HCMC, Da Nang and Hanoi.

BusMap - Xe buýt thành phố

In English and allows you to track bus movement in real time.

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this is not the week to visit central or northern Vietnam :shock1:

 

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16 hours ago, BritManToo said:

There's an android app that lists all routes in HCMC, Da Nang and Hanoi.

BusMap - Xe buýt thành phố

In English and allows you to track bus movement in real time.

That's really good to know.  I think I have already decided to go to HCMC for a couple weeks, Then to Da Nang for a couple weeks.  HCMC more for fun, and Da Nang more for setting up a long term accommodation.  And after I'm settled probably have somewhat frequent trips from Da Nang to HCMC to Hanoi, plus the required in/out every 90 days for METV.  AND before arrival in HCMC (or perhaps in between/directly after), taking a trip to Phnom Penh just for the hell of it.  The bus ride seems to be the way to go.  Since I plan to have a one year multiple, I would imagine crossing borders is sweat free, as opposed to playing Russian Roulette at Thai borders and worse yet, airports.  I suppose it wouldn't be mentioned on this forum, but any reports about that?  Communist countries...they probably follow a set rule of order, right?  Unlike Democratic Thailand, where no one knows what the hell is going on and just wing it doing whatever they want?  I'll bet the break room at airport immigration is more like some kind of paper, rock, scissors gambling den.

 

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