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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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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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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 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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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 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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How to Get a SIM Card in Vietnam: Cost, Tips, and More

If you’re moving to Vietnam, whether it’s for work, teaching English, to get married, or for any other reason, you’re going to want/need a SIM card. Even if you’re just backpacking in Vietnam, it’s going to be a lot easier and more convenient if you have access to the internet and have a way to …

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How to Get a Work Permit in Vietnam: A Detailed Guide

2022 UPDATE: In 2020, there has been a lot of changes in visa and immgiration laws. However, they are still unclear. As far as we know, the information below are still accurate. The major change that we can confirm at the moment is: you cannot apply for a work permit if your current visa is …

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The Best Time to Visit Vietnam (a guide to help you decide!)

Vietnam is a gorgeous country bristling with new and interesting experiences. A visit to this culturally and geographically diverse Southeast Asian nation is one you won’t soon forget. The best time to go to Vietnam can be any time of the year, depending on which activities interest you. Some of the most compelling aspects of Vietnam are its …

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LAOS-VIETNAM AND VIETNAM-LAOS CROSSING THE BORDER AND VISA REQUIREMENTS – (Nam Kan Border)

When you travel between two countries, especially crossing a land border, it will cost you time and effort. After you get used to the currency, food, and daily life in one place, you know you need to move on and continue your travel. What is the cheapest way to reach your next neighbouring destination? Crossing …

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