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Border Crossing 2024 – How to Get From Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh

Not only do travelers benefit from the easy border crossing between Vietnam and Cambodia, if there is a group of people who find this border the most useful, but it’s also the expats of Vietnam. Whether you need to do your visa run because you are waiting for your new visa or simply want to …

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How to Get From Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh 2024 – Cost, Bus, Schedule and Tips

If you are doing the reverse banana pancake trail, you will have to cross the land border between Cambodia to Vietnam, which is from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon. There are different ways you can do this. Depending on your travel style, budget, and how much time you have in your backpacking …

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How to Get From Da Nang to Hoi An 2024 – Bus, Taxi, Motorbike, Private Transfer

A full Vietnam escapade is not complete without a visit to Da Nang, and a Da Nang getaway can be made even better with a side trip to Hoi An. These two remarkable destinations are more or less an hour away from one to the other. So if you’re visiting Da Nang soon, don’t miss the chance …

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Where to Stay In Da Nang, Vietnam 2024 – From Hostels to Luxury Resorts

To the wandering soul looking for the perfect blend of nature and city adventure, Da Nang, Vietnam will not disappoint. The city offers a unique escape, one where nature trips and urban activities are within comfortable access. If you’re heading there anytime soon, then you’re probably looking to book the best accommodation in Da Nang …

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What To Do in Hoi An – Day Trips, Where To Eat, Places To See, Where To Stay – Your 2024 Guide

Life imitates art in the ancient riverside town of Hoi An. Picturesque and dreamy, the town lies along the country’s central coast, charming globetrotters with its gastronomic offerings, well-preserved and multi-influenced temples, and other historic buildings, and a laid-back culture that offers no less than a one-of-kind experience to anyone who strolls down its sunshine-colored …

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Things to Do in Da Nang, Vietnam’s Emerging City in 2024

Not every city gets the best of both scenic natural views and bustling urban beat; Da Nang is one of the lucky ones, which is probably why it is one of the best cities in Vietnam – not just to live but also to travel and explore. This article will show you the best things to …

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Living and Teaching in Vinh and Vinh Phuc – Outside The Big Cities Of Vietnam

The Vietnamese government is encouraging young learners to learn English. Progress is being made. Nowadays, in small villages and large cities, you will be surrounded by armies of kids excitedly wanting to have basic conversations with you in English. As the kids get older, they get divided into two categories. The ones who live in …

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Where To Stay In Mui NE and Phan Thiet 2024

Not only for exciting dunes tours, sunrise and sunset points, walking on the fairy stream, and water activities, Mui Ne is also famous as a great place to relax on a resort, read a book while swinging on a hammock, and enjoy a stroll at the fishing village in Vietnam. Many tourists, family travelers, backpackers, …

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Affordable Vietnam Motorbike Tours 2024

“Motorbiking in Vietnam? Isn’t it a very 2000s kind of thing?”my friend said when I mentioned that motorbiking in Vietnam is super fun! I replied, “Yep, but it’s still a thing and the experience is amazing!” And that’s the truth! Almost every traveler in Vietnam knows someone who has motorbiked the country from the north …

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Dress Code in Vietnam for Women and Men – What To Wear and Not To Wear

For anyone who wishes to go backpacking in Vietnam or even move to Vietnam, what to wear in Vietnam is something you’re going to have to think about as you prepare for your trip. The dress code in Vietnam varies quite a bit depending on where you visit. For example, the north of Vietnam is generally a little …

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13 Unmissable Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as it’s still affectionately known, is a bustling metropolis with an intoxicating blend of old-world charm and modern energy. When I first set foot in this vibrant city, I was immediately swept up in its atmosphere and street culture that dominates every corner. From mouthwatering street food to historical …

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The Best Apps for Vietnam: Transportation, Food Delivery, and more

Technology can make everyday life anywhere in the world so much easier. With just a few taps on your phone, you can literally plan everything. Vietnam is not behind on all these innovative advantages, both among locals, expats, and travelers. After living in several cities in Vietnam, I have found a few phone apps that make …

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Pets in Vietnam: Bringing a Pet in or out, How To Adopt, and more!

Whether you are looking at bringing your pet into Vietnam when you move here, taking your pet out of Vietnam, adopting a pet in Vietnam, or simply need some advice about pet care here, you’ll find all the info below. If you also want to know if there are any animal rescue centres in Vietnam we …

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A Guide to Health and Travel Insurance for Vietnam

Whether you are working, teaching, or backpacking in Vietnam, or just in the initial stages of planning to move to Vietnam, health insurance is something you’ll likely consider at some point. In fact, health insurance is still technically a requirement for entering Vietnam, even though the immigration officers seldom ask for it. But, of course, …

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Ideal Budget for Moving to Vietnam (& Surviving Your First Month!)

There are so many reasons to consider moving to Vietnam. Assuming you’ve already decided on moving to Vietnam, you may now be wondering how much money exactly you’ll need for this big (and exciting!) life change. Despite the low cost of living in Vietnam, there are a still lot of things you’ll need to pay …

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12 Reasons to Move To Vietnam (and 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t)

If you’re thinking about moving abroad, but aren’t sure whether Vietnam is the right choice for you, this article is for you. I have personally moved to Vietnam several years ago. Since then, I have lived both in Hanoi, the capital of the country, and Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), the country’s largest city (find out …

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What to Do Once You’ve Moved to Vietnam

Congratulations! You planned, you navigated the entry restrictions, you decided which city to live in, you packed, and you actually moved to Vietnam. Perhaps now you’ve just started teaching, working, and/or setting up your new life there. But there are still a few more things you need to do! In this article, we will guide you …

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How to Apply for a Vietnam Visa in 2024

Vietnam finally opened their borders to international tourists on mid-2022! Holders of most passports now simply need to apply for an online visa, or eVisa, before entering. Moreover, 25 nationalities can enter Vietnam visa-free! Now that we’ve already covered the different types of visas in Vietnam, it’s time to answer: what is the best way to …

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How to Do a Vietnam Visa Extension or Visa Run in 2024

For any number of reasons, travellers or expats in Vietnam may find themselves in a situation when they have to extend their visa or perhaps even overstayed their visa. The good news is that it can be done, but the bad news is that not everyone can. It will depend on how you entered the …

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Vietnam Visa for US Citizens: ​Best Options & How to Apply

If you are from the US and planning to either move to Vietnam or travel here, you’ll be happy to know that you have some advantages when it comes to visa options. While you won’t qualify for visa-free entry (see which countries do in our Vietnam visa types guide), you will still enjoy flexible visa …

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Vietnam Visa Types in 2024 (and which one you should get!)

Vietnam is one of the best places to move to if you are looking to start a new chapter of your life or simply a great destination for your backpacking trip or holiday. One of the key reasons I chose Vietnam as my new home base was how easy and straightforward it is to get and arrange your …

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The Cost of Living in Vietnam in 2024 Explained

Before I purchased my very affordable flight and entered Vietnam, I considered the important question: what is the cost of living in Vietnam? Many travellers and expats in Vietnam assured me that Vietnam is very cheap – surely this is one of the top reasons to move to Vietnam. However, after I actually moved to Vietnam, I realized …

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Marriage in Vietnam: How to get married in Vietnam in 2024

International marriage, intermarriage, or transnational marriage is a marriage between two people from different countries according to Wikipedia. As of the mid-2010s, around 20 thousand transnational marriages were registered in Vietnam, 85% of which were Vietnamese females, and the most common partner being from China, America, or South Korea (source). So clearly, a lot of …

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How to Enter Vietnam in 2024 – A Detailed Guide

As of April 2022, Vietnam finally lifted the travel ban and started welcoming tourists again. The government initially opened to package-based tourists but with ongoing domestic outbreaks of COVID, it didn’t last. Eventually, once the country’s vaccination rate was higher and many countries had also opened their borders, Vietnam finally made the decision to totally …

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The Essential Packing Checklist for Moving to Vietnam

Congratulations! Since you landed on this article, I’m assuming you have considered the many reasons to move to Vietnam, figured out the entry requirements, and you’re ready to move to Vietnam! You deciding to move here is only step 1 – you’re one step closer to the new chapter of your life, whether that’s teaching, working in …

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What to Pack for Vietnam: A Packing List for Travelers

Packing for a trip to Vietnam is more than just throwing everything that you think you need into your suitcase or backpack. There are a few things that you should consider before hopping on your flight, such as the time of the year of your trip, the season in Vietnam, public holidays, the places you …

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How to Send Money Out of Vietnam: A Simple Guide

Whether you are looking to send money out of Vietnam or leave Vietnam with your money, both can be a bit challenging. If you are in Europe, North America, or many other places in the world, you can simply walk up to money transfer service like Western Union, Moneygram, or RIA and accomplish this. But …

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Teaching English in Vietnam: Everything You Need To Know

Deciding to teach English abroad is a big decision. Even if you’re ready to commit to a year or more away from home, you still have to figure out what country to go to, what visa you’ll need for teaching, how much you’ll make, challenges you may face, and more. If you’re thinking of teaching …

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The Best Beaches in Vietnam from North to Center and South

Vietnam is famous for its cultural wonders; Buddhist pagodas, Churches, delicious dishes, rice paddies, and warm locals that make the country very interesting. People who are tired from rural settings can get the thrill and excitement in the country’s urban spots, while its natural wonders are a solace from the busy life in bustling cities. …

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Working in Vietnam: What it’s Like and How To Find a Job

Vietnam has become a melting pot for foreigners to want to start a new life in this region. From attracting millions of tourists every year, Vietnam attracted many expats to consider it an excellent place for new opportunities. With such a flexible visa, easy to get a work permit, affordable cost of living, massive expat …

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25 Vietnam Temples that You Shouldn’t Miss

Visiting one of the numerous temples is Vietnam is one of the best ways to experience Vietnamese culture. Like the culture itself, these temples are highly varied, exhibiting influences from multiple religions and neighborhing countries. Vietnam’s temples range from the millennium-old temples of Hanoi to the incense-filled Taoist temples of Ho Chi Minh City. In …

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How to Move to Vietnam: Things to know and other moving tips

Having personally moved to Vietnam a handful of years ago, I decided to build this whole website in order to share tips with others. Moving to Vietnam, or any new country for that matter, is an enormous life change. With this guide, I hope to help others to make this transformation as smooth as possible. …

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35 Mouth-Watering Vietnamese Snacks, from North to South

Vietnam is truly a foodie’s paradise. Vietnamese foods are known for their balance of flavors and wide variety of colors and textures in a single dish. These traits are even true of Vietnam’s snacks – each bite is truly an experience of its own – reason enough to consider moving to Vietnam! In this article, we’ll …

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40 Fun Vietnam Facts that We Bet You Didn’t Know!

If you’re thinking about traveling or moving to Vietnam (that’s what this site is all about!), you may want to learn some interesting Vietnam facts before you go. The following list of interesting facts about Vietnam will give you a good taste of what Vietnam’s land, culture, food, and history are all about! Vietnam is …

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How to Get a Vietnam Police Clearance Certificate

There are only two reasons why you landed on this article. Vietnam police clearance certificate is required for either applying for a work permit (for those teaching or otherwise working in Vietnam) or because you are planning to leave Vietnam soon. Note – if you’re planning out how to get married in Vietnam, you won’t …

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HOW TO GET TO HUE: Bus, Plane, Train Motorbike

Hue is the former imperial capital of Vietnam. It is located in the central region and is intimately connected to the imperial Nguyễn Dynasty. Its main landmark is the perfume river with a citadel and the old city on the north side, while the newer city is located on the south side. Hue’s climate is …

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Fun Vietnam Motorbike Routes (Long and Short-Distance)

Have you seen the movie The Motorcycle Diaries? If not, you should go see it because it narrates Che Guevarra’s story before becoming a revolutionary leader. It also showed his travels across South America using a motorbike. You might be wondering why I mentioned this movie. It is because this article is related to motorbikes, …

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WHERE TO STAY IN HUE: Resorts, Hotels, Hostels in Hue

UNESCO World Heritage site, historic temples, iconic pagodas: Hue is, without a doubt, one of the most magical and mesmerizing cities in Vietnam. With an abundant history of imperialism and great emperors, Hue is a great place to understand Vietnamese culture and history more. With so much to offer, it’s not always easy to decide …

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Phu Quoc Attractions: What to do on Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc is the largest Island in Vietnam which comprises an island proper and 21 smaller islets. Over the past few years, Phu Quoc has experienced a boom in the tourism industry, and it became one of its primary sources of income. That is why a lot of five-star hotels and resorts in Phu Quoc …

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How Does Online Forex Trading Work in Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the countries in Southeast Asia perceived to lack accountability in finances. This perception hasn’t stopped investors from going into forex trading. Forex trading in Vietnam is a bit regulated, and people depend on the internet to learn more about the practice. However, things have started opening up.  Many expats in Vietnam …

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WHERE TO STAY IN VUNG TAU: Resort, Hotel, and Hostels in Vung Tau

Aaaah, Vung Tau, a city in Vietnam, separated from the mainland by a gulf river. It is well-known for its oil industry, but there’s more to Vung Tau than oil. It is surrounded by a body of water, after all, thus making it a peninsula that’s why it is also abundant with picturesque natural scenery, which …

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HOW TO GET TO PHU QUOC: By Bus, Boat, and Plane

Travelling to Phu Quoc is easy as long as you start the journey in any big city or hot destination for tourists in Vietnam. It’s popular both with the locals and foreigners. It’s a great spot for snorkelling, diving, and visiting great beaches. It also has two waterparks which people of all ages should find …

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WHERE TO STAY IN DALAT: Resort, Hotels, and Hostels

Dalat is a place to downright chill. Climate wise, it is colder than the tropical environment that reigns over the rest of Vietnam. Indeed, the perfect area for a honeymoon, or travellers wanting a romantic/scenic vibe, or backpackers who merely just want to see nature every day. Each morning can be served with a combination …

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WHERE TO STAY IN PHU QUOC: Resorts, Hotels, Hostels

If you’re thinking about where to stay in Phu Quoc, you’re in the right place because we’ll talk about some of the best accommodations to book when you decide to visit this part of Vietnam. But before we dive into the topic, let’s get to know this Vietnamese wonder that makes it an unforgettable spot …

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