So we've left Thailand for our life in Bangkok. It was easy. Everything we own fits in two backpacks so it was just a matter of booking tickets, packing and getting a taxi to the airport. Leaving was easy, but it took us some time to decide where we wanted to go. Asia is big, and so we had a lot of options. We wanted to find a place that would match all our needs and expectations, the perfect destination for my digital nomad lifestyle and a good start for Kristina’s new (temporary) teaching career. Hanoi attracted us… From the start it felt like it was pulling us in like a magnet, the perfect logical next step in our journey, but we also had to think of cost of living, safety, surrounding areas, visas – even if in the end it was more about our feelings and choosing a place that felt right for us. Visa rules – or the lack of them… I’m really looking forward to the day when Asian countries will issue a special digital nomad visa. I’m sure … [Read more...] about Why we chose to move to Hanoi
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Editor’s note: Tuoi Tre News is encouraging our readers to share their stories about their trips to Vietnam, or give comments on or offer insights into the current downfall of the country’s tourism. >> An audio version of the story is available here An expat preferring to be known as A.H., who runs a real estate business in the central city of Hoi An, is among the very first readers to answer our call. In the following story, H., who said he has resided in Vietnam for six years, gives comments on why tourists do not come back to the country. This article exclusively reflects the author's personal views and experience. As the founder of a real estate business in Hoi An, I deal with both visitors and long-term residents so I get many different opinions. Here are my comments as to why tourists don't come back. Visas and the immigration When neighboring countries such as Thailand offer a free 30-day visa, the competition is already tough. Vietnam's visa on arrival … [Read more...] about Costly visas, dual pricing, scammers are why tourists don’t return to Vietnam: expat
German Beer Festival to take place in Hanoi The fourth Oktoberfest German Beer Festival which will be held in Hanoi on October 24-25 and participated by more than 3,000 people. At a press conference in Hanoi on September 19, Elmart Dutt, Chairman of the German Business Association in Vietnam boasted that the Oktoberfest festival is a bridge to closer cultural exchange between the two countries. This year’s festival will highlight German’s cultural values in an open space. Hanoians will enjoy Germany’s traditional premium beer, a variety of foods and interesting folk music of Bavarian region performed by German band Gaudiblosn. The organizing board said that around 65% out of 2,500 tickets have been sold out. The event is co-organized by the German Business Association, Movenpick Hotel Hanoi and KBT – the exclusive distributor for Bitburger beer in Vietnam. UK Film Festival scheduled for late September The British Council in Vietnam will screen five British … [Read more...] about German Beer Festival to take place in Hanoi
Foreign Service Officer Michael Sestak's co-conspirators in the Ho Chi Minh City visa scam have either pleaded guilty or had all charges dropped against them. On August 14, Sestak will receive his final sentence in a case that left millions unaccounted for and the government's key informant broke and fearful for his life. On July 14, a federal judge in Washington DC handed Binh Tang Vo eight years for orchestrating what prosecutors called "one of the largest bribery schemes involving a Foreign Service Officer in the history of the United States." Vo's troubles began in May of 2013, when Thai immigration police helped the US government get their hands on Michael Sestak, who instantly copped to selling visas from his desk at the Ho Chi Minh City consulate in exchange for bribes collected by Vo and his family members. Four months later, law enforcement agents in Ho Chi Minh City put the 41-year-old Vietnamese American on a plane to Washington Dulles International Airport where US … [Read more...] about As Sestak scandal draws to close US government gives up on millions
Danang has been designated by the central government to be the core city of the Key Economic Zone in central Vietnam, the entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage sites, and the terminal point of the East-West Corridor linking with Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. It is clear that Danang's location makes it a strategic location from which your business can access potentially rich Vietnamese and other Asian markets.I. STRATEGIC LOCATION The coastal city of Danang is situated at the very heart of Vietnam, 759km from Hanoi and 960km from Ho Chi Minh City. It lies on the north-south communications axis of land ( National Road 1A), rail, sea and air routes. Danang borders Thua Thien - HueProvince in the north, QuangNamProvince in the south and the west, and the EasternSea in the east. It is located in a typical tropical area influenced by monsoons with an annual average temperature of 25.7C. The city has a natural land area of 1,256km2 and a population of 887,069 as of 01 April 2009. … [Read more...] about Why invest in Danang?