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Living in Cam Ranh

Hello,
Considering buying a large lot on the edge of Cam Ranh and curious if other expats live in that region.  I have a house in Nha Trang and several other properties, including in the massive Venezia project, so I am no stranger to values.  I believe that the clean environment, calmer traffic, access to both the airport and train make Cam Ranh attractive and the sales of once halted condos and the development of a convention  center are indicators of future possibilities. Of course, there are the natural attractions. 
The hospital is not the best but passable and the easy access to a plane enhances bettered availability of care access.
I would like to have a few folks to hang with on occasion who have interests they wish to share..   I am retired but still upright.  Trump fans need not reply.

Thanks,

Rick

Hi Rick, I am interested in this project. Pls have a look at my profile.
https://vn.linkedin.com/in/michael-hube … ch-06b6702
At the moment I establish with some journalists in EUROPE a real estate  association, which promotes Vietnam real estate projects through agents in several selected countries. Best regards, Mickey

Rick,

I don't live in Cam Ranh, but can point you towards a couple of attractions.

1. Firstly it the Cam Ranh Spa hot spring and hotel, 2kms south of town, on the right just past the second bridge. There are two large swimming pools, plus individual outdoor baths, a small swimming pool next to the indoor hot baths. The restaurant serves pretty good meals, but did not do breakfast when my family and I stayed there last year. 

Beware: A massage concession is located on the highway at the front of the hot springs. It is completely separate from the spa and hotel complex and caters for local homosexual men.

2. A shady coffee shop off the highway at the end of a lane opposite Big C Mart makes excellent coffee. 

3. West of Cam Ranh is To Hap (also know as Khanh Son), a quiet district capitol. Fifteen years ago it was off limits to foreigners, but the provincial administration is now trying to encourage tourism in the area.  As  yet few visitors call by.  Around 5kms west of To Hap is and unmarked road to the right, which will take you to Thac Ta Gu, a 42m high waterfall and excellent, deep swimming hole below it.  If you end up at a river without a bridge, go back one km and turn left at the small cross roads in the middle of the village, follow the road for a few kms to the end of the road, where there is some information in Vietnamese only inscribed on a stone plaque.  The waterfall is ten minutes walk upriver.

It is 100km from Nha Trang to To Hap. There is overnight guest house accommodation in To Hap if you need it, and a good coffee shop overlooking the river.

Google Thac Ta Gu to view images. The swimming hole is larger than it looks in the photos.
see also http://cdn1.vietnamtourism.org.vn/image … 3.37-4.jpg

Khanh Son pic at http://wikimapia.org/7264456/vi/Huy%E1% … to/1807482

4. A new road is being built from To Hap following the province border ridge through to the Dalat-Nha Trang road. You can check its progress on Google Earth.  When ever, if ever, it is completed, it should be quite quick run of three to four hours from Cam Ranh to Dalat.

Hello, Ralph,
Thank you so much for the great suggestions and advice.  You are a long- timer and I always enjoy your responses to others' queries.  My wife had been to Cam Ranh before I met her, as she has a good number of family there but I will bet she is unaware of the sites you mentioned.  I will ask when she wakes from Siesta.    Recently bought a bigger moto which we took to Cam ranh yesterday...rainy but enjoyable, traveling off the beaten path. 

I will look a bit more for signs of an expat community but maybe I will have to get the ball rolling.  Cam Ranh is looking more like a developing area to me.  Of course, the Russians have great interest in reopening a base there....but so, too does the US.  Hope the Vietnamese resist both.

Again, thanks for the response.

Yours,
Rick

one for your motorbike:

Starting eight to ten kms south of Cam Ranh on the highway, there is a new road to the left which goes over to the coast and, with a bit of juggling, you can follow the coast road to Vung Tau and avoid most of QL1.

I heard Trump will build a casino there, you better not move to Cam Ranh you may be offended.

..but if he does, 50% of people may move away..?     

   (there is always an upside)      :whistle:

That means property prices will drop and I will get a bargain.

His name offends me.  His boorish self, his lying, his crooked, hypocritical,  stink-ass being offends most of the aware world.  I am beyond offended....I am embarrassed that he was supported at all.  He is beyond contempt and I am a birther, meaning I don't believe he was given birth in any human fashion.

Stalin had many supporters and he killed millions.

Pol pot is closer to home. 

..but shush now!   We're not allowed to talk about politics
                             
   - or the real world outside these walls...     :blink:

Vietrick :

His name offends me.  His boorish self, his lying, his crooked, hypocritical,  stink-ass being offends most of the aware world.  I am beyond offended....I am embarrassed that he was supported at all.  He is beyond contempt and I am a birther, meaning I don't believe he was given birth in any human fashion.

Geez, Hillary must send you into meltdown if Trump can make you feel like that.

Back to your original question, I noticed another thread just under yours also asking about expats in Cam Ranh, maybe you can check his post out.

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