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What to do in Southern Vietnam

Posted by lucyhudson on 25/11/2006 at 00:26

Hi there
We have 8 days in Vietnam and would like to go to Phu Quoc Island for 3-4 days...anyone have any ideas of what we should DEFINITELY see in southern Vietnam before our flight goes back to the UK from Ho Chi Minh City??? Any ideas gratefully accepted!!
Cheers

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Posted by steviej on 25/11/2006 at 04:57

Hi Lucy,

Ironically we'll be in the region doing roughly the same thing although we'll be coming down from Phnom Penh by boat to Chau Doc and then lazing away a few days on the delta whilst throwing in a homestay before heading off to Phu Quoc.

Have a look here for homestay details: http://www.vietnamstay.com/tour/mekongdelta.htm

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Posted by lucyhudson on 26/11/2006 at 23:40

Actually that's wicked, we've been looking into homestays so your link is much appreciated! Let me know how it goes!
Enjoy!

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Posted by steviej on 27/11/2006 at 05:51

Yo...........

We're still in 'Planning Mode' as yet, we don't actually get there till next March/April.

When is your adventure due??

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Posted by lucyhudson on 27/11/2006 at 16:20

Hey,
Well in that case we may be letting you know of our tales before then! ;-)
We're off February...
Snap, we're in the midst of planning too - flights to and from the UK are booked and everything else we're doing ourselves.
Flying to Hong Kong for 2 nights then on to HCMC..
One night in HCMC then flight to Siem Reap/Phnom Penh for 2-3 nights...
Then the rest of the trip is still being planned but defo want Mekong Delta, Phu Quoc, a home stay (!) and few days to see HCMC itself...
Bit of a whistlestop tour but trying to cram in as much as possible - we're not going for a relaxing trip!!
If you see any gems worth pursing let me know and vice virsa!

Good luck with the planning!

:-)

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Posted by steviej on 27/11/2006 at 16:30

Well..................

We've book our return flight as well but we're dropping in at Bangkok then heading up to Laos (Luang Prabang) before heading to southern Laos over to Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, The Delta, then onto Phu Quoc from HCMC. Bit of a whirl but we have 31 days and we'll be taking in a flights from BKK to Luang, between northern and southern Laos and flying from Pakse to Siem Reap too.

Chill................. ;-)

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Posted by lucyhudson on 27/11/2006 at 21:34

Sounds fab! Unfortunately we don't get to see Laos in the time that we've got but the trip sounds amazing!
Have fun! ;-)

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