Expats tend to think they are unique little snowflakes. We are unique, but so is everyone else. I’m convinced that those of us who choose to study, volunteer, work, or simply live in Vietnam go through the same types of emotions over time. The feelings, person to person, are always the same. The only thing that varies between us all is the time it takes for each one of us to figure this all out.
I’ve reached the “Meh…” stage. The good in Vietnam is never really all that great, and the bad is usually just a consequence of a temperamental state.
Never trust an expat who has nothing but good things to say about his new home. Avoid expats who do nothing but focus on negativity.