5 Best Places to Retire in Vietnam
By Betsy Burlingame
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The port city of Vung Tau has a population of over 450,000. An expat living in Vung Tau suggested that newcomers meet others by attending Yoga classes - held at The Lady Club, volunteering at local orphanages and having drinks at The Vung Tau Beach Club, which is popular among the expat community. She went on to say, "People in this town are very conservative and most accept the diversity that expats bring to this town. However the older people seem to be less accepting of expats and if an expat is dressed differently or has pink hair, for example, they are almost disgusted. So if you don't stand out you will be fine in Vung Tau. Blending in is good."
Vung Tau, Vietnam
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Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 6 Best Places to Live in Costa Rica, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and 7 Tips for Obtaining Residence in Italy. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.
First Published: Oct 23, 2017