Edit: I'm living here now and things are going good. I'm really enjoying it. I bought a 2007 TTR 250 with motard wheels and a 2002 XR250 with full off-road knobbies. We also got a little 100cc scooter that's perfect for zipping around town. I'll keep posting until I get a ride report that deserves its own thread. Original: I'm thinking about putting in for a expat job in Vietnam for the multinational company I work for. My wife is all for it but I'm kind of leery about it. I thought I'd at least post some questions in here. It's a power plant in Mông Dương which is in the Northeast part of Vietnam. I have limited info so far. We would probably be living on the plant site in a community that gets set up eventually. Before that, we may have to live about an hour away. I've heard they're looking for a four year commitment. That seems like a long time. One guy that went over there quit and came back. He told me they were living in containers. The plant is still under construction. I'm not sure if they were finished or actual containers with some cots in them. A little about us: My wife and I are both in our 40's, kids are grown and on their own. Both are avid dirt and street riders. We both race trail races. I'm and A rider and she's a B rider. Some questions: Would it be safe for her to go out and about by herself? She's an attractive busty blond. EDIT: Vietnam is one of the safest places on the planet. Christina rides her motorbike all over the place, even to the next town to teach English. the Vietnamese ladies that sew clothes grope her because they're not used to seeing curves. We've made friends with locals, eaten dinner at their houses, and generally have a fun time when we go out (which is very often). They treat us like celebrities sometimes to the point where it gets annoying. They always want me to drink with them, even when I'm running or riding my bicycle for exercise! Could we bring our bikes? I have a two stroke KTM 300 for dirt and a tarded' 2013 500 exc for the street. She rides a KTM 144 for dirt and a DRZ400SM for the street. Would there be any job opportunities for her? She doesn't have a college degree so I'm not sure if she could teach English. The goal would be for purpose, not money. EDIT: She got a teaching job. The local language school offered her $10.00 cash but she does it for free. She just wants to help and that gives her something to do. Are un-exploded ordinances a real concern for trail riding? EDIT: since there's not a huge off-road riding group here, there's not very well developed single track type trails here. There are logging roads and those will be safe. I think the chances of getting into something is very small. In America, we have to do an environmental impact statement prior to building. Here, you also have to do an UXO survey. Our site only had a couple of them and it's huge. If it's not safe for her to ride, is it at least safe for her to be out by herself. For example, going to the market? EDIT: very safe. Even more so in the small towns like we live in. Are there any organized trail races within a reasonable distance? EDIT: no racing. I've heard it's illegal. Man about 20 guys on Nuovo scooters could really have some fun here. Would there be any other expats in that area to make friends with? EDIT: the only expats inthis area are the guys I work with and their wives. She's made friends with a could of Korean wives. They get along great. She's also got some local friends but the language barrier is pretty tough. Most of the Enlish speakers move to the big city for job opportunities. Sorry if the questions are basic. We really have no idea how it is there. I've been to Taiwan and Hong Kong 12 years ago so that's my comparison. The expat package would be good with a premium over my current salary, travel allowance, paid living expenses, tax equalization, etc. We would keep our place in Hawaii but would not have a guaranteed return job. We love Hawaii and this will always be our home. This would be a good way to see a bunch of other stuff on someone else's dime and reduce the time to retirement.