Glad to be coming to Vietnam....

Hi All...
My name is johnny... I'm an American expat currently living in Jakarta Indonesia... however one can only take so much of that... So I'm planning on moving to Vietnam because it's always been one of my favorite countries...

I love this forum as it is a wealth of information... many of my queries have already been answered just by scanning the posts... and I thank you all for that...

First on my agenda is finding a safe place to live...
Perhaps someone can answer me if shared accommodation is more prevalent between expats as opposed to living alone in HCMC..?
I realize that it would depend on budget... which I'm ok with on my own but I'm thinking by having a room mate.... I would have someone to talk with and bounce ideas off...

Anyway... I'm pumped about moving to Vietnam...:)

Hi Johnny,

Plenty of expats share accommodation both for keeping costs down and also for some company.
As to areas to live a lot of it depends on where you are working and how far you want to commute. Also a lot depend son your job and hours you work.
I have a 22km commute but it doesn't bother me as it still take me less time to travel than when I was working 8km away.

Hi Johnny, very glad that yu said you love my country, wellcome to my country .If you want to know more about VietNam : culture, education, weather, customs, activites... I 'd like to help and make friend with you .

Welcome Johnny !

Hope you can find out a nice room-mate as your wish. It will make your tour more funny. Hihi :)
As you told that Vietnam was always been one of your favorite countries, so can you let me know which thing made my contry become your favorite country, pls? Hihi. :)

I always like to hear idea from other people. So, dont mind about my question ! ^^

laidbackfreak :

Hi Johnny,

Plenty of expats share accommodation both for keeping costs down and also for some company.
As to areas to live a lot of it depends on where you are working and how far you want to commute. Also a lot depend son your job and hours you work.
I have a 22km commute but it doesn't bother me as it still take me less time to travel than when I was working 8km away.

Hi... and thanks...
I guess this will take up the first part when I arrive... I'll be looking for an apartment that's conducive to where I hang out...not necessarily work... If I do work...
Actually I don't mind commutes...because there is always cool things to see along the way...or usually...Cheers !!

meotro23vn :

Hi Johnny, very glad that yu said you love my country, wellcome to my country .If you want to know more about VietNam : culture, education, weather, customs, activites... I 'd like to help and make friend with you .

Thank you meotro.... I may take you up on that over coffee... your offer to help me warms my heart... and you just made a friend... with me...:)

jjk.nguyen :

Welcome Johnny !

Hope you can find out a nice room-mate as your wish. It will make your tour more funny. Hihi :)
As you told that Vietnam was always been one of your favorite countries, so can you let me know which thing made my contry become your favorite country, pls? Hihi. :)

I always like to hear idea from other people. So, dont mind about my question ! ^^

Hi and Thank you...
To answer your question of why I love Vietnam... is because after living in various countries in SE Asia... Vietnam always struck me as Industrious... unspoiled...(Still)...and the people of Vietnam express a more willingness to embrace the English language more than anywhere I've lived....not to mention the food is outstanding too... guess what jjk.nguyen...?  we are friends... :)

johnnywastaken :
jjk.nguyen :

Welcome Johnny !

Hope you can find out a nice room-mate as your wish. It will make your tour more funny. Hihi :)
As you told that Vietnam was always been one of your favorite countries, so can you let me know which thing made my contry become your favorite country, pls? Hihi. :)

I always like to hear idea from other people. So, dont mind about my question ! ^^

Hi and Thank you...
To answer your question of why I love Vietnam... is because after living in various countries in SE Asia... Vietnam always struck me as Industrious... unspoiled...(Still)...and the people of Vietnam express a more willingness to embrace the English language more than anywhere I've lived....not to mention the food is outstanding too... guess what jjk.nguyen...?  we are friends... :)

Hi Johnny !
Maybe those things you told, they are also right here. :) ! Actually, Vietnamese are very willing to improve Eng by some ways which they like, it depends on every person.
Thanks for yr answer ! Have a successful business

My biggest challenge will be learning the Vietnamese language.... however, over time living in Vietnam, it will improve...:)

Hi Johnny,

Welcome to Vietnam!

First of all You are American come to VN from Australia you could need get Visa landing or Approval letter

Second, if you want to work or reside in Vietnam longer than 3 months Visa, you need to get work permit and temparery resident card...


A nice trip in VN

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Wendy

Hi Johnny,
I am Truc. I am glad you love Vietnam, its a pride for me! I would love to help you if you wanna know more about my country. Its nice to meet you have here.
Have a nice day and weekend.
Truc

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