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chive69 posted Marriage ceremony and family presence requirement on the Vietnam forum on October 21, 2014:
Hello, this question is for locals, from the south especially. I have a girlfriend in Da Nang, and we love each other and have thoughts about marriage, but she said that in order to marry, my Mom, and at least other 2 members of my family, have to be present and participate in some aspects of the ceremony. However, my Mom's health is fragile (she could not take the twenty something hour trip to VN and deal with a different altitude and climate and food and jet lag without her health being affected) so she cannot attend. My girlfriend says that, because of that, her family will never let her marry me, and therefore, our fate is that true? I there any way around it? We both want to stay in VN and I'm aware that marriage ceremony traditions vary among the different regions. Thanks
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ralphnhatrang replied to the thread fishing local knowledge on the Vietnam forum on October 21, 2014:
seekernz initially posted:
Hi all,Im relocating to Nha Trang and am a keen fisho,looking for some assist in finding likely spots and how to`s in the area both salt and fresh,strictly low budget Im sad to say. seekernz
ralphnhatrang replied 2 hours ago with:
I can't help you yet, but will ask around. The rivers and streams are fished out with nets and explosives. There may be a quiet spot soe where on a headland that's worth trying. A Vietnamese friend goes fishing three hours off shore from time to time, but doesn't bring home big fish.
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filausophy replied to the thread Booking one way ticket to Vietnam on a tourist visa? on the Vietnam forum on October 20, 2014:
filausophy initially posted:
I have a curious question on my intention of trying my luck in finding a teaching job in Vietnam, initially on a Tourist Visa, but do not plan to buy a return ticket since I will assume i'll find work quite easily and just do visa extensions within the country. I am coming from Australia direct to HCMC and I know most airlines require a return ticket, where in fact I would not know exactly when I would return home. How would I go about this?
filausophy replied on October 20, 2014 with:
Thank you:) I think I am quite happy with the response and feel somewhat assured that a one way ticket won't be questioned entering Vietnam especially if I am armed with a tourist visa on my passport. Unless certain airlines want to be pains in the a**, but worst comes to worst I'll just have to book a cheap ongoing flight elsewhere on the spot(which I hope won't happen) Appreciate the help!:D
travelwriter replied on October 20, 2014 with:
doctorhands is correct. The letter acts as a visa to allow you in the country. I corrected my mistake about the round trip ticket in an earlier post.
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VascoDoan replied to the thread Moving to HCMC from UK on the Vietnam forum on October 17, 2014:
Lornamh initially posted:
Hi, We are a family considering relocation from the UK to HCMC. We have children aged 4 and 7. I was wondering if anyone could offer advice on popular expat areas and british international schools. Also - is there a thriving expat community? With my husband working and the children at school, I'm a little worried I'll know what to do with myself!! Any advice gratefully received. Lorna
VascoDoan replied on October 17, 2014 with:
Distric 7, where has too much foreigners live here, is a good place to live.The environment in there is fresh and modern ...Moreover, you also can live in District 2.I think you should live in a apartment than live a house in vietnam.The security in apartment is absolutely and it has conveniences right there.Example : pool, kindergerden, spa ....There are so much international school near there.It takes few minutes from there to District 1 - center of HCMC. To get more informations, please contact me , i will help you chose a suitable place to live. my facebook : my email :
ngocthuy replied on October 12, 2014 with:
Hi District 7 is always the best choice, but you would have to spend more money staying there than other areas of the city...
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VascoDoan replied to the thread How can a foreigner learn Vietnamese in a short time on the Vietnam forum:
huyauto initially posted:
Hi, I am Vietnamese-American. I live in Vietnam now and I need to learn Vietnamese in a short time. How come can I learn Vietnamese quickly? Thanks!
VascoDoan replied on October 17, 2014 with:
I am Vasco Doan, i am 22 years old.I live in HCMC. Maybe i can't teach you vietnamese but i can answer your questions. Nice to be your friend. cantact my email :
ngocthuy replied on October 12, 2014 with:
Hi I am a teacher of Vietnamese, I speak English fairly well. I am sure you can get the basic level or more within 3 months studying with me. If you are interested, please contact me at 0964529185 - Miss Thanh Regards Thanh
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seekernz replied to the thread In Search of a Fishing Cat on the Vietnam forum:
Catman initially posted:
Hello, I need help locating a particular type of cat that is native to Vietnam. I am having a difficult time finding anyone to even write to in Vietnam. First of all I am a cat breeder in the US. You can see my site at . I am a very credible breeder and can furnish many references to my integrity. Anyway the type of cat I am looking for is called a fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) . You can see a picture of them at this site : We are looking for one to help in our breeding program. They are very difficult to find in the US as zoos don't keep them anymore. They used to be plentiful in certain Vietnam areas but I have no idea as to their availability today. I can arrange for the importation once one is found. I would want one or two males, as young as possible. I would be willing to pay for time and expenses if someone could help me. If you are not familiar with this type of animal maybe you could direct me to an area zoo or veterinarian that could guide me in the right direction.
seekernz replied on October 16, 2014 with:
HI Catman, found your posting and am curious to know if you succeeded in acquiring the cats.Im relocating to central vietnam shortly and could make enquiries in the region if you still have an interest. Seekernz
vetsaigon replied on July 22, 2007 with:
Hello there, I am a vet from Vietnam. I have been working in feline studies in the UK and I am going to be back in Vietnam soon. Your message is very interesting to me. I am happy to look for this type of cat in Vietnam if you are still interested in. Best wishes Vetsaigon
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manhphan replied to the thread You help me and I help you on the Vietnam forum:
Lan87 initially posted:
Hi, everybody! I'm a Vietnamese. I need to improve my English. So I want to make friends with foreigners to talk, and if you help me improve it, I will teach you Vietnamese or help you find information useful for your work and your life at Vietnam. I will be happy with your interest. I'm friendly, kindly. Please contact:
manhphan replied on October 16, 2014 with:
Hi Richard, Please keep my phone 0909429985 in case you need any support for: - flat renting - European food - bike renting Regards,
minhphong replied on July 30, 2014 with:
Why don't you come to Ha noi. Manay English center need English teacher as you. However, you have to have a TESOL certificate. If you don't have, you could take part in course in Hanoi. The Hanoian like jazz. For more information, email to me as Best wishes
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RichardMarly replied to the thread Guest for English class on the Vietnam forum on October 11, 2014:
GitizenCenter initially posted:
We need 5 guests for Saturday's afternoon and Sunday's evening sessions – 11 and 12 Oct (English speaker from any countries other than Vietnam) Basically, the guests' job is to hang out with the students, have fun and speak English with them. We will arrange 5 guests hanging out with about 20 students. We will have a pocket money of 10USD for each guest for each session (that means 20usd for two sessions) Here are the schedule of the two sessions Saturday's afternoon: we will visit a museum near our English centre at no.8 alley 50 Nguy Nhu Kon Tum street, Hanoi. Timing: we will depart at 3pm from the centre, arrive the museum at 3.20 and start visiting until 5pm. The guests will be at our centre at 2.45pm Sunday's evening: We have a Garage Sale at our centre at no.8 alley 50 Nguy Nhu Kon Tum street, Hanoi. Timing: 6pm - 8pm. Guests are welcomed to bring stuffs to sell at the garage sale. You might also find some interesting things to buy at very low price here. (We highly prefer that you can join both sessions, that will help us a lot in arranging guests) Contact person: Ms Trang 0169.522.8723
RichardMarly replied on October 11, 2014 with:
Haha, I am already teaching in China. I am looking for a change of scenery. If you don't believe in yourself, how can you expect others to be. The expats in China, especially Zhuhai, where I live now, are a top bunch of people who can take a joke, and still support each other. Does Vietnam change the expats to become suspicious and judgmental whenever someone raises their head above the parapet? I sincerely hope this is not the case. Any normal expats out there? How many times can you strangle a chicken?
redpeppervenom replied on October 11, 2014 with:
Wondering if you are Vietnams cream of the crop at teaching why aren't you teaching. Maybe learning to blow a trumpet may be a more applicable instrument to play.
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ralphnhatrang replied to the thread Swim Clubs in any major Vietnamese cities on the Vietnam forum on October 10, 2014:
brslomo initially posted:
Hi, I've been considering retiring to Vietnam. I'm wondering if any of you know of any swim clubs in or near any Vietnamese cities such as Saigon, Nha Trang, Hanoi. I'm interested in a private club which has (for at least part of the day) lanes which are roped off for lap swimming and where you won't find a lot of kids in the pool. Please provide the name, address if you have it, costs to join and belong if you know it, any any other relevant information. Thanks. BRS
ralphnhatrang replied on October 10, 2014 with:
I don't know of any swim clubs in Nha Trang, but there are several pools around town that are big enough and empty enough to swim laps at quiet times of the day. The main beach is 7km long, so that is quite long enough to swim distances.
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