Lowcost locations for expats; Vietnam takes topspot.

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Re: Lowcost locations for expats; Vietnam takes topspot.

Post by sigmoid » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:57 pm

Unfortunately, the low cost of living is just about the only advantage Vietnam has.

The other thing is political stability and relatively robust economic growth compared to some neighboring countries.

It's pretty hard to stay awake though.
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Re: Lowcost locations for expats; Vietnam takes topspot.

Post by taabarang » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:04 pm

"It's pretty hard to stay awake though."

No shit, they are the loudest Asians I know.
As my old Cajun bait seller used to say, "I opes you luck.
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Re: Lowcost locations for expats; Vietnam takes topspot.

Post by hanno » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:43 pm

taabarang wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:04 pm
"It's pretty hard to stay awake though."

No shit, they are the loudest Asians I know.
I was quite happy to leave Vietnam 9 years ago but I am enjoying Ha Noi at the moment. Weather is perfect, the choice of food and drink is awesome, the girls are darn pretty

BUT


THE EFFING NOISE IS MAKING ME CRAZY!!!!!!
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Re: Lowcost locations for expats; Vietnam takes topspot.

Post by taabarang » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:37 pm

hanno wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:43 pm
taabarang wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:04 pm
"It's pretty hard to stay awake though."

No shit, they are the loudest Asians I know.
I was quite happy to leave Vietnam 9 years ago but I am enjoying Ha Noi at the moment. Weather is perfect, the choice of food and drink is awesome, the girls are darn pretty

BUT


THE EFFING NOISE IS MAKING ME CRAZY!!!!!!
We Agee on all three issues, especially Vietnamese women. Unlike most German and American women I knew, so few had what we call in the US, "that corn fed Midwestern body build.". And the variety of Viet cuisine is overwhelming.
As my old Cajun bait seller used to say, "I opes you luck.
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Re: Lowcost locations for expats; Vietnam takes topspot.

Post by Kuroneko » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:20 pm

I've always liked Vietnamese women.

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Some of their soldiers arn't that bad either. :D

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Re: Lowcost locations for expats; Vietnam takes topspot.

Post by hanno » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:37 pm

Wonderful weather in Ha Noi the last few days and I walked around a little, taking photos here and there:

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Re: Lowcost locations for expats; Vietnam takes topspot.

Post by Cruisemonkey » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:43 am

sigmoid wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:57 pm
Unfortunately, the low cost of living is just about the only advantage Vietnam has.

The other thing is political stability and relatively robust economic growth...

Those are three things... aren't they? Now, add: pretty women and nice quiet area on Phu Quoc, and on January 31, for me it's -
"Good bye China, hello Vietnam!"
You could be next.
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Re: Lowcost locations for expats; Vietnam takes topspot.

Post by ExPenhMan » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:36 pm

hanno wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:43 pm
taabarang wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:04 pm
"It's pretty hard to stay awake though."

No shit, they are the loudest Asians I know.
I was quite happy to leave Vietnam 9 years ago but I am enjoying Ha Noi at the moment. Weather is perfect, the choice of food and drink is awesome, the girls are darn pretty

BUT


THE EFFING NOISE IS MAKING ME CRAZY!!!!!!
Some days I think I'm becoming immune to the horns, extreme voices and loud PA systems. Then I hear a long piercing bus horn or room-shaking exchange or an ear-busting taxi call and I'm ready to pack my bags.

But I don't think I can say bye bye to the "darn pretty girls" here. I'm not talking about bar girls, either. They sure are not shy. It's the thing I like.
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Re: Lowcost locations for expats; Vietnam takes topspot.

Post by siliconlife » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:34 pm

hanno wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:31 am
I have no idea how they measure that but I am currently in Ha Noi and find it considerably more expensive than Cambodia, especially when buying things like cheese or cold cuts or going out to eat.
I found Ha Noi living much cheaper than Cambodia. Some things are more expensive, but in general, compared to Siem Reap and PP i was spending about 2/3rds what i would spend for regular stuff eg meals, dental visits, you name it, and a most of it better quality too.
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Re: Lowcost locations for expats; Vietnam takes topspot.

Post by frank lee bent » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:40 pm

do the commies allow weed?
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