I might need to leave Thailand sometime in the second or third quarter of 2020 for at least 6 months or one year.
My personal preferred destination is Vietnam due to welcoming visa policy towards the citizenship I currently hold and where I visited twice and understand a bit about the language.
Things I wonder about:
- Can a tourist visa holder open a bank account in Vietnam, if so in which of the many banks?
- Is relying on a Thai bank account to transfer money to Vietnam by western union as the only banking solution, even plausible?
- Are a condo, a serviced-apartment and an regular apartment three different legal concepts as I understand them to be in Thailand; each one with special laws and probably special taxation (with condo taxation significantly different and often lower than that of serviced apartment or regular apartment)
- As far as I understand, the condo culture in Vietnam is radically different than in Thailand:
First, there aren't as many condos in Vietnamese main cities as there are in Thai main cities, where one could find a condo pretty much everywhere --- at least five in every central street (soi) in Bangkok.
Second, finding a condominium is not as simple as it is in Thailand --- to take two weeks in a hotel and devote 6 days just to walking around it to find a condominium and about one more week to wait to enter to it --- so how does one finds a residence estate in an "old school" way in a main Vietnamese main cities?
- What residing unit (condominium/serviced apartment/regular apartment) scams to avoid?
- What is the supermarket branch with lowest prices in general (at least for membership holder) such as Big C in Thailand?
- What could be a proper replacement for say Shoppee.co.th or lazada.co.th or central.co.th or jib.co.th?
- What is "the best" type of place to buy a second handed reliable motorcycle in a major city in Vietnam (the "land of motorcycles")?
- Do foreign driving licenses enough in Vietnam?
How would you answer these questions?
If this question is too broad, I will totally understand closing it.