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  • noakess

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    14th February, 2010
    Posts: 32

    Hi, I'm arriving in Hanoi early next week and plan to travel south by trains after few days in the north. read lot of stories on stuck trains, people trapped for hours on tracks, no buses etc....has anyone travelled by train through central vietnam recently? is it that bad?
    not sure if it's safer to just fly down and skip most of the centre... really disappointed as i planned to spend full month in Vietnam. perhaps i should cut short and include Cambodia?

    #1 Posted: 19/11/2010 - 15:49

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  • owee

    Joined Travelfish
    9th November, 2010
    Location Canada
    Posts: 10

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    The major flooding problems is between Hanoi and Danang. I would suggest flying to Danang, and then using the train from there. From Nha Trang on southward there should be no problems. Keep an eye on Danang/Hue/Hoi An. If they are being hit very hard, fly directly to Nha Trang from Hanoi and continue from there.

    Owee
    www.owee58.com

    #2 Posted: 20/11/2010 - 01:30

  • jojo123

    Joined Travelfish
    15th November, 2010
    Posts: 16

    Thank you for asking this question Noakess - I didn't realize it was still such a problem!

    Can anyone recommend the best source to monitor this situation?
    We were planning to take the sleeper train from Hanoi to Hue on Dec 17th, so still got a month but who knows...

    #3 Posted: 20/11/2010 - 06:05

  • 69bertie

    Joined Travelfish
    22nd December, 2009
    Posts: 90

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    I'd imagine by December things will have improved.
    I usually tend to keep an eye on the various on-line web papers  

    http://www.vietnamnews.com.vn/
    http://english.vietnamnet.vn/
    And for weather straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak........
    http://www.nchmf.gov.vn/web/en-US/43/Default.aspx

    #4 Posted: 20/11/2010 - 09:29

  • jojo123

    Joined Travelfish
    15th November, 2010
    Posts: 16

    Thanks for the links - good to be able to keep an eye on things for emergency re-route.

    Hopefully it will subside soon for the people who live in that area, flooding sucks!

    #5 Posted: 22/11/2010 - 10:27

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