I am contemplating a move to Hanoi, Vietnam in a few months from New Delhi, India. A few preliminary questions can really help me understand the challenges of adapting to a life there:
1. Movement of Household: Does anyone have any experience of moving some household stuff (appliances, furniture, books) to Hanoi from India? What could be the best organizations for this (DHL?)
2. I am expected to take care of the relocation on my own. What could be the best way to get started with hunting for a place to stay; first 2 weeks and then on a more permanent basis. Can someone share a similar experience. I was thinking to get into a hotel/AirBNB for first 2 weeks and then sort out an apartment.
3. Typical process of renting an apartment in Hanoi. Is there a deposit, if so how much? A typical rent for a comfortable expat friendly area in Hanoi for a semi-furnished 1 BHK?
4. I am a bit bothered by luggage restrictions on flights from Delhi to Hanoi. Most carriers have 20 kgs check-in. Does anyone know an easy and cheap way to buy more luggage?