Making Waves In Vietnam Most expats end up in Da Nang, Vietnam, as a result of...Read more
By all accounts, cost of living in Vietnam is very likely much cheaper than you are used to back home. In the major cities prices will inevitably be a little higher but still very affordable. Go a little further out and it gets even more inexpensive. However, if you have a larger budget, Vietnam also has luxury accomodations and services. As expected, rent in the larger cities will take up a considerable portion of your budget but often includes maid and laundry service and is still cheaper than many other cities.
One of the best deals in Vietnam is the food. There are restaurants and cafes offering delicious dishes for a few dollars, some even offering free refills of Pho.
Transportation in Vietnam is also a bargain: taxis, buses and local flights are pretty affordable. If you are feeling adventurous you could rent a motorbike and try your luck at navigating the streets like a local.
Saigon, Vietnam, at sunrise. The streets are already bustling with vehicles—just as workers on a construction site next to my...Read more
Women ride sidesaddle on the backs of motorbikes, even when wearing pants or jeans, legs dangling over the side, chauffeured...Read more
You may be familiar with Vietnam from movie scenes filmed in breathtaking Ha Long Bay such as “Pan” and “Kong: Skull Island” or the colonial streets of Hanoi where “Monsoon” and “The Quiet American” took place. However, to truly appreciate the beauty of Vietnam, along with the culture, history, and colorful marketplaces, you should experience it for yourself. When someone mentions this Southeast Asian country, you may wonder, is Vietnam safe? The short answer is… yes! Vietnam is a friendly,...Read more