Thailand vs. Vietnam: For foreign expats & digital nomads

I discuss the pros and cons of living in Thailand vs. Vietnam with Andrew Hupert.

1. Vietnam visas:
2. Facebook group: Expats of Ho Chi Minh City.
3. Housing: Facebook: Housing and apartment for rent in HCMC.

Global Trade: Covering Asia’s history, culture, technology and trends. You will learn about present-day Vietnam regarding business, trade, economy, food and travel.


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My latest article featured in Global Trade Magazine:

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Q: Where are you from?
A: I’m Vietnamese-American from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Q: Where are you based?
A: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and travel throughout the Asia-Pacific.

Q: Where did you go to school?
A: I have a B.A. from St. John’s University (Minnesota), a M.A. degree in Chinese Studies from the University of Hawaii, a Global Trade Certificate from Saint Paul College (Minnesota), and am APICS-certified as a Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).

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  1. Interesting to watch this.. thanks for posting up! (both VN and TH are on my shortlist of places to live). Perhaps one area that could be added to the discussion would be around sports and leisure activities … Eg : how do the 2 countries compare for things like hiking, diving, rock climbing and other sports.

    Vietnam seems to be clamping down a lot on visas recently …when I was there in 2018/2019 a brit could get a 3 or possibly 6 month multi entry visa…I am hearing now only 30 day stays are allowed even on a longer visa?

  2. HCMC of fine art…worth checking out. Some very nice plein air 🖼 VISA situation changing in Vietnam July!!! I think on a tourist visa you will now have to leave the country every 30 days – day trip to Cambodia or Laos depending where you are.

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