Ho Chi Minh City - Post Report Question and Answers

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The Vietnam War is irrelevant to people’s daily lives, but the scars are deep. Agent Orange can contaminate DNA, which means that birth defects can be inherited. Crippled veterans beg on the street. There is no resentment or animosity toward America from the war, you don’t can talk about it, just couch your comments in terms of the tragedy of war. For many people in the south, post-war “unification” under communism is another foreign invasion. This does not yet seem to be a unified country. - Jul 2019

This post is turning into a perfect place for families. We have made amazing friends, our kids love it, and we have had amazing experiences. Our only negatives would be the time change, distance from home, and the jet lag with young kids. - Aug 2015

We love it! Just wish a) there was less smog and b) it wasn't so far from home. - May 2014

Bring as much of your life here as you can - you will need it to fill the large gaps of culture which exist here. You can be happy here if you do not expect the local environment to provide what you need in terms of activities and interests. - Nov 2009

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