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Re: I am in Shanghai and i miss Taiwan

Postby Black Country Woman » 16 Jul 2010, 22:32

I'm in Ho Chi Minh City and really miss Taiwan.......affordable apartments, no fracking roosters crowing night and day, good healthcare, squillions of dry cleaners, shops, 7-11, the MRT, fast clean buses, relative sanity practised by motorcycle drivers (no, really)

Life on the rock is underestimated.............. :2cents:
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Re: I am in Shanghai and i miss Taiwan

Postby jimipresley » 16 Jul 2010, 22:43

Black Country Woman wrote:I'm in Ho Chi Minh City and really miss Taiwan.......affordable apartments, no fracking roosters crowing night and day, good healthcare, squillions of dry cleaners, shops, 7-11, the MRT, fast clean buses, relative sanity practised by motorcycle drivers (no, really)

Life on the rock is underestimated.............. :2cents:

You just don't understand Vietnamese culture.
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Re: I am in Shanghai and i miss Taiwan

Postby divea » 16 Jul 2010, 22:53

Shanghai is crappy, but Vietnam?? oooooh I would spend all day just walking around, taking in sights, sounds and good Indian food!
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Re: I am in Shanghai and i miss Taiwan

Postby Baas Babelaas » 16 Jul 2010, 22:58

but Vietnam?? oooooh I would spend all day just walking around, taking in sights, sounds and good Indian food!

Good for a vacation and sightseeing, maybe not so good for living? I haven't been yet, but I've met a few jaded folk who left Vietnam after a while - the craziness of it all got to them..
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Re: I am in Shanghai and i miss Taiwan

Postby bismarck » 16 Jul 2010, 22:59

jimipresley wrote:
Black Country Woman wrote:I'm in Ho Chi Minh City and really miss Taiwan.......affordable apartments, no fracking roosters crowing night and day, good healthcare, squillions of dry cleaners, shops, 7-11, the MRT, fast clean buses, relative sanity practised by motorcycle drivers (no, really)

Life on the rock is underestimated.............. :2cents:

You just don't understand Vietnamese culture.

I think the poster meant to use this :cactus: instead of this :2cents: at the end of that post. :whistle:
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Re: I am in Shanghai and i miss Taiwan

Postby Black Country Woman » 16 Jul 2010, 23:47

divea wrote:Shanghai is crappy, but Vietnam?? oooooh I would spend all day just walking around, taking in sights, sounds and good Indian food!



food is great, I admit. And my neighbourhood is an intriguing place. General level of English is much higher than Taiwan which I can't figure out. But walking around is not feasible - broken dusty sidewalks frequently used by motorbikes to get round traffic jams (gridlock). Almost nil traffic law enforcement. The most dangerous roads/ driving I've ever seen. Some reports are 33 deaths a day.
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Re: I am in Shanghai and i miss Taiwan

Postby Black Country Woman » 16 Jul 2010, 23:50

And no Vietnamosa...................I can't find anything!!!! :lol:
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Re: I am in Shanghai and i miss Taiwan

Postby divea » 17 Jul 2010, 00:44

Black Country Woman wrote:And no Vietnamosa...................I can't find anything!!!! :lol:

Then DIY :lol:
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Re: I am in Shanghai and i miss Taiwan

Postby twonavels » 17 Jul 2010, 14:23

Black Country Woman wrote:I'm in Ho Chi Minh City and really miss Taiwan.......affordable apartments, no fracking roosters crowing night and day, good healthcare, squillions of dry cleaners, shops, 7-11, the MRT, fast clean buses, relative sanity practised by motorcycle drivers (no, really)

Life on the rock is underestimated.............. :2cents:


No, it's not! I love every minute of it! I love the big insects and the convenience of it all and how everyone has great skin and beautiful hair. This be paradise.
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Re: I am in Shanghai and i miss Taiwan

Postby tommy525 » 17 Jul 2010, 14:46

twonavels wrote:
Black Country Woman wrote:I'm in Ho Chi Minh City and really miss Taiwan.......affordable apartments, no fracking roosters crowing night and day, good healthcare, squillions of dry cleaners, shops, 7-11, the MRT, fast clean buses, relative sanity practised by motorcycle drivers (no, really)

Life on the rock is underestimated.............. :2cents:


No, it's not! I love every minute of it! I love the big insects and the convenience of it all and how everyone has great skin and beautiful hair. This be paradise.


where ? HCM city or Taipei?
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