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How much to live in Thailand and Vietnam for 1 yr?

I would like to spend 6 months in Thailand followed by another 4-6 months split between Vietnam and some other place in Southeast Asia. I was wondering how much money I would need for this year abroad? I know there are a lot of variables which can drastically effect the amount of money needed so here are some details about me as well as what I am looking for. I will be taking some pretty serious classes online during this time so I will not be partying too much, I am fine finding a city and staying there for the full 6 months (for Thailand I have heard good things about Chiang Mai), I would like to stay in private accommodations either guesthouses or apartments (probably prefer apartment), I like to eat out quite a bit, I will be traveling alone, and I absolutely need a good internet connection wherever I am.

Hi – If you hunker down in Chiang Mai, I know of a friend in a pretty decent 1 bedroom apartment for $200 w/internet included. A studio would be $125 in the same building – street food is everywhere and very reasonable, $1-2 for a meal, though there are plenty of Western style restaurants around from fast food burger king to really decent places, none of which is cheap like Thai street food. – as noted, visa will be an issue. And as to Charles, there is one street on the outskirts of CM that has some upscale looking cafes, and he has decided that all of CM looks like America – which I have never heard from anyone else. So, you can easily stay under $500 a month – and the sky is the limit from there.. if you want further info, you can contact me… I live a few hours away from CM and visit there regularly and have many friends there too…

Delicious Vietnamese vegetarian feast at a local Vietnamese restaurant in Nha Trang, Vietnam

0 Delicious Vietnamese vegetarian feast at a local Vietnamese restaurant in Nha Trang, VietnamIn our latest travel video we go a quick little two minute jaunt from our guest house over to Au Lac Restaurant for a delicious Vietnamese vegetarian feast in Nha Trang, Vietnam.

This popular little Vietnamese eatery was packed with locals enjoying cheap and affordable lunches. Recommended to us from other travelers, we felt lucky the eatery was located so close to our guest house which was on a bit on the outskirts from the most popular area of the city.

The central idea of this restaurant is that there is no menu, one just gets a plate of rice covered by a generous portion of vegetables and tofu dishes along with a cucumber based soup. It’s kind of a refreshing change not having to scour over a menu in search of an exact item; the only other time I can vividly remember doing this was when I was at a popular restaurant in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

This entire meal cost only 35,000 Vietnamese Dong which at the time of publication is only $1.75 USD. Considering Nha Trang is very much a touristy beach city, prices tend to be higher here relative to other parts of Vietnam which made this meal seem like an absolute steal of a deal. Considering how tasty it was it should come as no surprised that we came back often.

While tantalizing our taste buds Audrey proclaimed, “This is the best tofu I’ve ever had.” I honestly can’t think of many (if any) better budget value meals that this. This just proves that if you’re willing to get off of the tourist zone you can find delicious and affordable meals for a fraction of the cost you’d be on the main strip.

If one is backpacking and looking to save money I highly recommend checking our local eateries (such as this one) for gormandizing pleasure at rock bottom prices. We were certainly satisfied beyond our initial expectations:

Trong video du lịch mới nhất của chúng tôi, chúng tôi đi một chút hai phút đi chơi nhanh chóng từ nhà khách của chúng tôi qua nhà hàng Âu Lạc cho một bữa tiệc chay Việt thơm ngon tại Nha Trang, Việt Nam.

Điều này phổ biến ít quán ăn Việt Nam được đóng gói với người dân địa phương thưởng thức bữa ăn trưa giá rẻ và giá cả phải chăng. Nghị cho chúng tôi từ khách du lịch khác, chúng tôi cảm thấy may mắn quán ăn nằm rất gần với nhà khách của chúng tôi mà là trên một chút ở ngoại ô từ khu vực nổi tiếng nhất của thành phố.

Ý tưởng trung tâm của nhà hàng này là không có thực đơn, một trong những chỉ được một đĩa cơm bao phủ bởi một phần hào phóng của các loại rau và các món ăn đậu phụ cùng với một canh dựa trên dưa chuột. Đó là loại một thay đổi làm mới không phải sói trên một trình đơn để tìm kiếm một mục chính xác, chỉ thời gian khác tôi sinh động có thể nhớ làm điều này là khi tôi đang ở một nhà hàng nổi tiếng ở Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Toàn bộ bữa ăn này có giá chỉ 35.000 đồng Việt Nam mà tại thời điểm công bố là chỉ có $ 1.75 USD. Xem xét Nha Trang là có rất nhiều thành phố bãi biển khách du lịch, giá cả có xu hướng cao hơn ở đây liên quan đến các bộ phận khác của Việt Nam khiến cho bữa ăn này dường như là một tuyệt đối ăn cắp của một thỏa thuận. Xem xét cách ngon đó là nó sẽ đến như là không ngạc nhiên mà chúng ta thường trở lại.

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Why does pho and other types of vietnamese dishes taste so better in vietnam?

I noticed during the time I was there that the pho and the hu tieu tastes so much better in vietnam than here in the states. Anybody got any idea why it tastes better ?

Probably because the chickens used to make the Chicken broth in Vietnam is made from chickens that have grown up eating only grass seeds, rice and had far greater room to move, therefore they are skinnier and naturally grown. The Chickens used in America are cage bred with grains which have growth hormones in them so the chickens grow faster and fatter so they can be sold earlier.

With the beef broth in America there is very little "offal" used unless the soup restaurant has a deal with a special abattoir or butcher who has a special order with the abattoir. In Vietnam there is a lot of offal and other meats used in the Pho. These give the broth a deeper, stronger flavour. Also, in the US the meat may be days, if not weeks old before being used while it is freshly killed in Cambodia and Vietnam.

The noodles made in America are made from American rice which tastes horrific compared with the rice species used in Vietnam and Cambodia (and Thailand). Even during the Second Indochina (Vietnam) War, the Cambodians and Vietnamese preferred to give the donated American rice to the pigs and chickens and spend hard earned money on the better local species of rice grains.

Little Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant

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I am curious to have a TABC license to work in a bar and restaurant. is bartender make good money?

I want to make some more money. Within six months, want to take a vacation to Vietnam or Thailand. I need some money for my trip. Can I make more money, if I get a tabc license and work in a bar restaurant? please give me some ideas about it. I be appreciated for your kind suggestion.

It is not guaranteed. However if you work in a restaurant and serve alcohol you must have a TABC servers license (assuming you mean a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission servers license). In a general sense your patrons who drink alcohol with their meal generally have a larger bill. That generally translates to a larger tip. And if you are talking about a bar (you will see a 51% sign there). You also have to be 21 to bar tend (also a state law). But really it depends on the place you work and the patrons of the establishment.

How important is insignificant minor fighting in war?

When I read All Quiet On the Western Front and later watched its much superior 1930 film adaptation, one of the most thought-provoking scenes was when Paul went to a restaurant during his leave. Because he was a veteran, some German civilians began asking him about the war and one even brought out a map to discuss strategy based on what they know of the war.

One person commented that Germany is winning the war. Paul refuted the claim, stating his units is in terrible condition and several times the French nearly cracked the trench fortification they were defending. Another person than commented that it does not matter if things seem bad in his unit’s station because its an insignificant portion of Germany’s entrenchments. Everywhere should be fine according to what they were told and even if the section that Paul’s platoon is defending gets overrun, it won’t be a problem because Germany is winning elsewhere.

This conversation so outraged Paul he left the restaurant as the German civilians than escalated their conversation into an argument, pointing towards the map what ought to be done in where. This scene impacted me so much. Whenever military history is discussed, always is emphasized on what a huge impact major battles did in the war but never are minor incidents and fighting like a bunker being bombed or minor ambushes in one front of the war considered important (at least in general history texts). This scene in All Quiet On the Western Front opened my eyes to just how important an insignificant ambush or the loss of one bunker can play in a war or at least in a major battle.

But I seek your input.

"For want of a nail the horse could not be shooed; for want of a horse the battle was lost; for want of a battle the kingdom was lost…." On such small things as a horseshoe nail the kingdom’s fate is in the balance. You cannot say one small unit is unimportant in the overall battle. If it breaks, the line breaks, the enemy gets into your rear, and the battle is lost.

On the other hand it is very difficult for individuals on the ground to see the overall picture. Several of your platoon are killed or wounded. It seems like a disaster. But the enemy lost three times that number (all KIA) assaulting your position. The point, in the end, is; he didn’t break through. Close only counts in horseshoes and hand-grandes (or atomic bombs).

It took me years of study to come to my conclusions on Vietnam, even after having spent a year in country. My view of the war was very limited, and confined mostly to the civil-action program and a few rocket attacks. The scene you mention (and I know it) has always bothered me because of my own experience. Paul was making grand assumptions based on his local knowledge. That knowledge was hard won, and should not have been discounted. But (the writer of the work) was using 20/20 hindsight to predict the German defeat at the time he wrote All’s Quiet on the Western Front. Victory was in the balance right up until the Ldendorff Offensive in the spring of 1918, and the Germans came within 30 or 40 miles of winning the war at that time.

Anyway, those are my thoughts on that scene.




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Phone: +848 3991 8964
Email: [email protected]

Connoisseurs of food tell that if you want to enjoy tasty specialties, you should come to Qua Ngon Restaurant. Today, among many restaurants, it is very difficult as looking for a needle in a haystack in order to find a restaurant with delicious food, competitive price, beautiful landscape and good health. Frequently, if the landscape is nice, food is bad or conversely; a restaurant having enough above strong points “4 in 1″ is very rare. However, it is very happy because Qua Ngon Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City has full of these things.

Customers will feel comfortable at first when entering the restaurant and then can enjoy tasty food in an open, beautiful space which is never found in other restaurants. Customers will surprise with seafood menu, rich, rare and strange specialties to satisfy food enthusiasm such as: Pearl Grouper, Tiger Grouper, Demon Fish, Speckled Lobster, Dong Tao Chicken, Crab — Nail, Highland Pig Roasted in a jar, Thorn Snail, Big Clams, Amberjack, Yellow Lentil Fish, Oysters, Crab, Heliotrope Snail, Cobia Fish, King Prawn, Queen Snail…They are all fresh and processed fragrantly in the kitchen by best cooks.

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Going to vietnam for 3 day lone traveller vacation any tips?

Hi I’m going to vietnam for 3 days and I really don’t want to go on a package tour and would like to explore on my own, is there any suggestions where to go? I really like visiting old places, rustic ancient villages or ruins, mountains, forests, beaches! and eat local food along the streets. Thanks! Looking forward to what people can say about this.

This is a hard one to answer, partly because you didn’t say which part of vietnam you are going to. It is either going to be Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. 3 days is not a lot of time, as you are likely to fly in during the morning and leave in the afternoon, so you get 1 full day and 2 half days.

For the full day the best option is to join a tour. I know, I know, sounds boring, but there are lots of little one day tours so that you can see a lot, get out into the countryside, without having to work everything out for yourself, deal with other hassles and things.

You can often book the tours the night before. In Ho Chi Minh City we booked local tour at night for the next morning. Half the people on the tour were vietnamese. Basically we went around the Me Kong Delta,.

In Hanoi the main day tour is Ha Long Bay, which is really touristy, you might be better off looking for a day tour to a little village like Mai Chau (we did an overnight stay, cycling around most of the next day before returning to Hanoi)

Hanoi is possibly the best for history, temples and museums. But also the food and beer. While there are well known touristy places with great food, our best experiences were drinking and eating in street restaurants.

The best street food in Saigon, Vietnam

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Traveling to which one of these countries is least expensive?

For a family of 4. We live in India.

We want to visit one of our neighbouring countries or other Asian countries. We’re thinking vietnam or perhaps thailand. Not very sure. This october-december.

It really depends on what you will be spending the most of your money on. Groceries are more expensive in Thailand, while eating at a restaurant is more expensive in Vietnam. Hotels are cheapest in Vietnam, so I would probably go with Vietnam. If you were thinking of a neighboring country, then they are usually about the same as Thailand. Some are a little more expensive though.