I'm a Seaman and I've been all around the world many times. 6 years ago I came to Vietnam (Vung Tau) for the first time and I fell in love with the town. I come from a seaside town in England and it just felt right for me. I have been here permanently for 4 years now. I have travelled extensively in Vietnam in those 4 years from Ca Mau in the south up to Hue and for me personally Vung Tau is the best place. Sure Nah Trang and Da Nang are nicer beaches but that's about it. They are full of tourists and the prices for everything are higher because of that. Vung Tau is still relatively unspoiled, you can find lots of great places to eat the freshest seafood you will find anywhere in Vietnam at the best prices. I've only eaten better crab in Bac Lieu. The Russian population are mostly working here and not tourists, everyone I've met has been kind and generous. There are a lot of expats here mostly Australian and British and all mix well with the local population. As far as jobs go, there is a heliport here for the offshore workers and a few foreign companies so if you have a good understanding of English you could find a good job no problem.