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On 8/23/2019 at 10:35 PM, keysersoze276 said:

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

Yup..always best doing recon and see for yourself before making a move.

 

Personally I didn't like DaNang...I was expecting more and couldn't wait to leave after a day there. Not to say you may love it...to each their own.

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On 8/24/2019 at 6:44 AM, Don Chance said:

...Food all tastes like pork too

....try Costa Rica or You can own land, live in the high lands, European culture. Clean food, air and nature. Far better than stinking Vietnam.

Enjoy your delicious pinto gallo in charming San Jose 😉

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2 hours ago, wisperone said:

Yup..always best doing recon and see for yourself before making a move.

 

Personally I didn't like DaNang...I was expecting more and couldn't wait to leave after a day there. Not to say you may love it...to each their own.

I was ready to leave after a few days as well, then an expat showed me around, made all the difference. 

As far as visa runs go , never heard of a problem for anyone.

lots more action in Hanoi and Saigon, Danang is far more relaxed. 

As said to each their own. English is a

so widely spoken.

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15 hours ago, Ron jeremy said:

As said to each their own. English is a

so widely spoken.

Loved Vietnam - but not so much HCMC, Hanoi more so - but Da Nang (beach!) best of the large cities. 

I did not find English to be widely spoken, but able to communicate well enough to be fed and sheltered - and as I spent more time I kept drifting back to those places which did speak English.

Back to Da Nang, I think a big plus is the airport with many international flight options. Smaller locales meant flying to HCMC or Hanoi for a transfer to international flight.

 

 

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On 8/28/2019 at 1:25 PM, NCC1701A said:

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

 

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meteorologist..... the only job where you can get it wrong and still keep your job.

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was in Danang in may thought the place was great . The Thais could learnn a lot here abouut keeping beach clean snbeds well spread out with prices clearly on display, even showers on the beach with places to change  .

  Beach very quiet till aboiut 430 when it starts to fill up for a couuple of hours .

Food very good taxis and motorbike taxis plentifull annd very cheap  .

  Im  not back to Thailannd till December was goinng to go back to Danang then untill realised 

its very cool that time of year .

 

 

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Grundy1927 said:

was in Danang in may thought the place was great . The Thais could learnn a lot here abouut keeping beach clean snbeds well spread out with prices clearly on display, even showers on the beach with places to change  .

  Beach very quiet till aboiut 430 when it starts to fill up for a couuple of hours .

Food very good taxis and motorbike taxis plentifull annd very cheap  .

  Im  not back to Thailannd till December was goinng to go back to Danang then untill realised 

its very cool that time of year .

 

 

 

 

December weather 25 ish during the day

showers, change facilities AND washroom facilities  on the beach free of charge, 

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40 minutes ago, Ron jeremy said:

December weather 25 ish during the day

showers, change facilities AND washroom facilities  on the beach free of charge, 

Think youl fimd more like 18 in December 

Showers etc free to use if youve purchasef sunbed which are very cheap 

Cold beer only 30000 dong  =37 bhat 🙂

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I realy liked Vietnam...Vung Tau was very laid back....could walk even late at night arround dark streets..No hassles...no probs. No beggars. Saw many older Aussie vets living there.

 

Saigon imho is way to hectic..during rush hours these lunnies even drive their motobikes on the sidewalks.!!! Terrible. I was glad to leave after 2 days.

 

The only thing i did not like about Vietnam were the realy hard bed matrasses...in the hotels:-( Very hard..not comfortable at all. 

 

Viet ladies are taller then Thai (on average)...and imho prettier. Very easy to make contact...even though most do not speak english...or low level.

 

Vietnam also has GREAT tasty coffee..!!! Number one in the region. Their food certainly was on par with Thai food...or even better imho.

 

I am planning an extensive trip to Vietnam and Malaysia This December and January..!!

 

Thailand is done for me. Too touristic...too expensive...too unfriendly...and their government is too corrupt. Certainly NOT an option for a longterm stay.

my 2 € cents.

 

Good night.

 

Hans

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On 8/23/2019 at 10:37 PM, keysersoze276 said:

cost of living in BKK

 

On 8/23/2019 at 10:37 PM, keysersoze276 said:

ridiculous visa rules and immigration

Seems typical reasons of those who downgrade their life to a 3rd world environment.

I find it all quite sad.

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13 minutes ago, bkk6060 said:

 

Seems typical reasons of those who downgrade their life to a 3rd world environment.

I find it all quite sad.

Not sure if I follow you here, what are you saying?  But I find it nearly insane anyone would choose to visit or stay in Thailand at this point.  For any reason, other than owning very significant property, business, or wife and kids.  

 

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Vietnam has a significant trade in dogs, for human consumption, makes me sick thinking of it. You will never know what you are eating.

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6 hours ago, JWRC said:

Vietnam has a significant trade in dogs, for human consumption, makes me sick thinking of it. You will never know what you are eating.

Another clueless poster that has never been to Vietnam. 

Dog meat in restaurants??? Really, I'm sure you can find something else to bash about. I can't believe the ntelligence level on this forum.

the jerry springer show doesn't have entertainment like this.

 

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1 minute ago, Ron jeremy said:

Another clueless poster that has never been to Vietnam. 

Dog meat in restaurants??? Really, I'm sure you can find something else to bash about. I can't believe the ntelligence level on this forum.

the jerry springer show doesn't have entertainment like this.

 

I'm no expert on Vietnam but I think there definitely are dog meat restaurants. The quite decent hotel I stayed at in Hanoi had it on their menu in three different dishes. 

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