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๐ŸŒ‡ Who's in ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ Ho Chi Minh City now?

There's lots of people here now, want to organize a ๐Ÿป meetup? Post a message in #ho-chi-minh-city

๐Ÿ’ฌ What's happening in ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ Ho Chi Minh City now?

stevelacey 
2d
if you want da lat recommendations drop me a line - I have a ton of them
iain-bryson 
2d
Awesome! Thanks for the offer; I'll definitely take you up on it as our plans become clearer. Much hinges on how strong the lazy-beach feels get :wink:
mentisdominus 
2d
I've been told Saigon is less crowded during Tet holiday because most people go back to their home town.
mentisdominus 
2d
I just returned from Phu Quoc a few days ago. There is a lot of garbage in the water and on the beaches.
dskarataev 
2d
Saigon is totally empty during Tet
dskarataev 
2d
feeling like Vung Tau
dskarataev 
2d
if you saw the "I am a legend" move, that's about Saigon in Tet time :)
dskarataev 
19h
I am not sure yet. Hopefully at least until 1st January
mentisdominus 
19h
Sounds like a good time to ride my bicycle around the city center.
dskarataev 
19h
yes pretty easy

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โœˆ๏ธ People who traveled to Ho Chi Minh City previously

๐Ÿ›ซ Where do people go after Ho Chi Minh City?

  • BangkokBangkok
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.81/5
    218 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    good
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    You get somewhat acclimated to the weather after a while (and yes, the right wool fabric is the most breathable one so ignore that previous reviewer). I've stayed here on and off for about 4 years now. The expat crowd is great and there really is a lot of opportunity for collaboration. Many networking events every month and a vibrant startup community. The variety of food is some of the best in the world (although you will have to pay to get quality Western). Shopping is great. Nightlife could be better but should satisfy most people. The real downside is the traffic which has become basically as bad as Jakarta, although Bangkok has much better transporation (both skytrain and subway). Living expenses have risen lately so don't count on this being a budget trip unless you want to resort to street food. Internet speed generally has becoming really great. Fast 4G in all operators. If you stay in a new condo or hotel you will average at least 30Mbit โ€“ my current co work place runs at 600.

    ๐ŸŒฅ 39°102°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI53
    +32
    $1,362 / mo
  • HanoiHanoi
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.6/5
    195 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ 21°70°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI61
    +29
    $867 / mo
  • Phnom PenhPhnom Penh
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.84/5
    181 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ 40°104°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI57
    +22
    $1,223 / mo
  • Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpur
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.65/5
    187 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    Stay in luxury Airbnb with all mod cons for less than $700 per month. Eat for less than $5. Itโ€™s clean and has everything you need, including great supermarkets and restaurants. Stay away from KL if you want history etc, but if youโ€™re an expat this ticks every box.

    ๐ŸŒง 37°99°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI51
    +20
    $1,220 / mo
  • Nha TrangNha Trang
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.49/5
    175 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒง 32°90°AQI43
    +16
    $586 / mo
  • Chiang MaiChiang Mai
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.82/5
    209 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    I just got back here in late 2018 and it's better than ever. People who say "Chiang Mai is overrun by nomads" are really mistaken. I hardly saw them. I did see lots of Chinese and some Korean tourists, but they were all quite nice and mostly around Nimman. There's also the few American vegan midlifer's in the Old City center, but that's about it. Chiang Mai is cool and breezy, there's now public bicycles literally everywhere that you can rent for 250 THB or $6 (per month!) with the MoBike app. The red buses (or Songthaew's) are now legit and don't rip tourists off anymore, so you can drive everywhere for 30 THB or $1. People are nice. It's still super safe, even late a night. The food is better than ever. And thanks to the nomad wave of 2014 in Chiang Mai, there's now lots of hip cafes that allow coworking too. It's a great city.

    ๐ŸŒฅ 35°95°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI53
    +12
    $1,040 / mo
    1
  • SingaporeSingapore
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.73/5
    200 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    Nomad-ed here for a month. A totally ok place if you have the budget for it. Coworking spaces are good, 4g everywhere, transportation is effective. Lots of things to do. I was able to find friends. Lots of international people, very few digital nomads. If you're there, consider not renting in the center (as it gets expensive fast) and being creative with places to eat to find cheap options. Be prepared to use cash unless you live in a luxury.

    ๐ŸŒง 37°99°AQI50
    +9
    $2,827 / mo
  • Hong KongHong Kong
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.67/5
    206 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    It's possible to live in Hong Kong on the cheap. You've got to live far out in the New Territories, or on an outlying island. I spent a summer living happily on Lamma Island for ~$500USD/month in rent for one bedroom in a shared flat. Rent is really the only tricky part--everything else is relatively cheap.

    ๐ŸŒฅ 17°63°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI51
    +9
    $3,065 / mo
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