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TamLu



Joined: 31 May 2013
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:35 pm    Post subject: Travel Insurance? Reply with quote

Would you guys recommend getting travel insurance when teaching in Vietnam?

If so, what policy/company would you recommend?
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Mushroom Druid



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:39 am    Post subject: Re: Travel Insurance? Reply with quote

TamLu wrote:
Would you guys recommend getting travel insurance when teaching in Vietnam?

If so, what policy/company would you recommend?


No, not travel insurance. While you are teaching you will not qualify for travel insurance, but a regular (expat) insurance.

There are agents in Saigon and Hanoi (westerners) for at least 3 companies.

I am sure they can be found with a google search.

If you drive a motorbike in VN, get a licence, because then insurance will cover you if you get into an accident.
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Ramen



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If you drive a motorbike in VN, get a licence, because then insurance will cover you if you get into an accident.


How do you get a license?
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Tigerstyleone



Joined: 26 Mar 2010
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Through an "agent." The same way you get visa extensions and heroin.
Go to a bar/cafe and buy it.
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Ramen



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tigerstyleone wrote:
Through an "agent." The same way you get visa extensions and heroin.
Go to a bar/cafe and buy it.


That's great!

Any idea on ball park figure?
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vabeckele



Joined: 19 Nov 2010
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ramen wrote:
Tigerstyleone wrote:
Through an "agent." The same way you get visa extensions and heroin.
Go to a bar/cafe and buy it.


That's great!

Any idea on ball park figure?


Heroin, grade 1? About $12.50 a hit.

Bao Viet, about 300 dollars for the year.
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Ramen



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROFLMAO.

Dude, I'm talking about the cost of buying the license.
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BenE



Joined: 11 Oct 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have a valid car license in your home country then there is a completely legal way to do it that doesn't involve any written tests. The overall cost should be around $30. Otherwise there is the dodgy bar route which might cost a lot more depending on how ambitious your 'friend' is.
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Mushroom Druid



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend of mine bought a Drivers license.

Hopefully it is real.

True on evoiding the written, and you should do so as it is in Vietnamese language.

Seriously, if you drive a motorbike and want insurance, get a valid license.

Most of us on this board know people with tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills because of a motorbike accident. Passport is held until you pay.

It is scary.
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I'm With Stupid



Joined: 03 Sep 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mushroom Druid wrote:
Seriously, if you drive a motorbike and want insurance, get a valid license.

Or get a motorbike that doesn't require a licence. i.e. under 50cc.
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