New and Improved page

It has been awhile since I updated this blog. Since little more than 4 years ago, after moving back to Viet Nam, life has changed quite a bit. There are so many changes for obvious reasons: Change of location Change of type of job Life goals are different Location change is the biggest. It sort of force me, not by choice, to change my thinking, way I have to see[…]

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How to convert your foreign driver license to use in Vietnam

Bring: Valid Passport Valid Driver license A 4×6 photo Go to Department of Transport at Hẻm 252 Lý Chính Thắng, Phường 9, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam Fillout the form to convert Wait, pay the fee Wait, take picture Have it ship to your address with additional fees or come back to pick it up (1-2 weeks)

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How to find a place to stay in Vietnam

Finding a place in Vietnam can be tough. If you look on Facebook, you’ll find a lot of agents and they will take you to see all the Service Apartments. Service Apartment can be expensive, but cheaper than renting a condo, a house or a villa. For most agents, they will take you to Service Apartment that they only linked/contracted or give them the most on commission. They are nice,[…]

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Surviving Vietnam

I know how much it can be difficult either to travel or to start a new life in a foreign country you know nothing about. That’s why I wanted to gather as many tips as possible concerning Vietnam. I know it’s far from being complete. Don’t hesitate to comment with advice you want to share. Meanwhile, you’ll find our best tips you’ll need for your arrival and stay in Ho Chi Minh City[…]

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How to get a permit to work in Vietnam as Expats or Foreigners

These steps apply to both Foreigners, Expats or Native Vietnamese from overseas.  To get work permit in Vietnam could be very complicated, so get ready to waste lot of time waiting and running back and forth.  If you follow these steps down below, then you don’t have to waste lot lot of time. Step 1: Gather the necessary documents and fill out the paperwork. Background check document: at Vietnam Office[…]

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A Guide For Getting Your Tourist Or 5-Year Exemption Vietnam Visa

Source: Hao Tran (Vietcetera) Getting into Vietnam can be complicated. Online resources all say different things. So for your traveling needs, we’ve assembled all the information you need to get a Vietnam visa. The easiest way to get a visa to Vietnam is to apply for the e-visa, a shortcut given to citizens of 40 countries. Although Vietnam does have a visa on arrival, the process can take anywhere from 45 minutes[…]

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