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2 hours ago, holy cow cm said:

As was just there and at a Circle K 2 days ago, the Saigon beer is 15000 dong and 333 which I think a better beer at 13000 dong or about 17 baht..  I am stuck here with family, but IK can honestly say that I love Vietnam and if I ever get a problem from not being able to live here because of stupid insurance3 or they raise the bar higher than I can jump, I would in a minute go live there. I have a multy entry 1 year visa that was sooo easy and cheap. 

I prefer Cambodia, Siem Reap and Phnom Penh are a lot of fun.

And a ME one year VISA costs $300 with no hoops.

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In Thailand they frequently come up with excuses about worldwide recessions etc. Meanwhile in Vietnam the tourists numbers and incoming expats numbers are going true the roof !

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13 minutes ago, Kaoboi Bebobp said:

 

During a recent week in Pattaya, had some absolutely awful Tiger beer, much of it three to six months old, going by the fill date. The Viet Tiger is usually pretty good, as is the 333. Plus, if you're into craft beers, had some good ones in the many brew pubs of Saigon. And way WAY more affordable. The Saigon pub regular beers are "pricier" but still only 65 baht/50,000 VND. Good imported wines are absolutely giveaway cheap compared to the staggeringly over-priced wines on offer in Thailand. So I'm sure the tourists were happy.

Had the San Miguel there with Saigon and mostly 333. Really cold 333 is just a delightful beer. I hit a brew pub with my VN company friend and we drank a lot. After a drunk night and each having 7-8 mugs with food, it came to a cost of about 1700 baht. No where here could you get that price and amount of food

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7 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

I prefer Cambodia, Siem Reap and Phnom Penh are a lot of fun.

And a ME one year VISA costs $300 with no hoops.

Siem Reap is livable as well just VN and their people I like more as very different. My VN visa cost $90 for the letter and $135 to get it stamped at immigration. No hoops.

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3 minutes ago, holy cow cm said:

Siem Reap is livable as well just VN and their people I like more as very different. My VN visa cost $90 for the letter and $135 to get it stamped at immigration. No hoops.

The hoop is ..... you have to have an American passport.

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38 minutes ago, holy cow cm said:

// My VN visa cost $90 for the letter and $135 to get it stamped at immigration. No hoops.

34 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

The hoop is.... you have to have an American passport.

Exactly. Few of us are American, and we have to pay more than double than you. Far more than for Thailand. //

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47 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

The hoop is ..... you have to have an American passport.

Oh you mean UK can only get 90 days? Did not think of it that way but might be easy if you go to an Embassy as might be something they can do as longer. For VN money talks.

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47 minutes ago, Pattaya46 said:

Exactly. Few of us are American, and we have to pay more than double than you. Far more than for Thailand. //

Yeah but still well worth it if you are staying there and the visa is relatively easy to get with no worry like Thailand is giving us.

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On 11/16/2019 at 4:32 PM, BritManToo said:

I prefer Cambodia, Siem Reap and Phnom Penh are a lot of fun.

And a ME one year VISA costs $300 with no hoops.

Siem Reap was okay until the power went off for days and it was bloody hot. I had to find a hotel with a generator and that only worked at assorted hours....not fun. Every time it rained big time the power went boom.

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10 minutes ago, Mansell said:

Siem Reap was okay until the power went off for days and it was bloody hot. I had to find a hotel with a generator and that only worked at assorted hours....not fun. Every time it rained big time the power went boom.

I only go there Jan-April when it's cool enough not to need air-con.

Was warned it's hot as hell the rest of the year.

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On 11/16/2019 at 9:16 AM, soistalker said:

I lived in Vietnam for about 4 years. We used to go to the beach at night a few times a week, easy when living 200 meters from the beach, and drink beer on the sand by the moonlight. Try that anywhere there is a beach in Thailand and you might not make it home.

But a good chance to make it to the morgue and stay there for a week before your parents are notified. 

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