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What do I need to know before moving to Vietnam?

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Vietnam, they said...

"Vietnam's culture, Vietnamese food, learning simple Vietnamese words & phrases. Do not discuss culture and politics if you don't like anything. It's their country, being a foreigner do not become judge. People are lovely, smiling, happy and helping. Love them and they will love you more. Visit awesome tourist places and you will fall in love with Vietnam. They are the best people in the world," remarked another expat who made the move to Vietnam.

"Choose to bring things that make you happy and leave the rest in storage. Buy everything you need in Hanoi or on trips through Bangkok or Hong Kong. Make good friends with your household helper, who always knows where to find what you seek and will often get it for you. Carefully consider a house in terms of traffic, play space for children, industrial noise and air pollution. Look for trees, garden, park nearby. If there is mildew on the walls, it will probably return. Can you avoid using a car every time you want to pick up something at the shop? How easy will it be for guests to find your house? Ask at the local international school for good neighborhoods to begin your search," explained one expat living in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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