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Hanoi or HCM in November

  • clbe

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    I'm hoping somebody can give me a little bit of advice. I am due to fly into Hanoi on November 19th. The plan was to spend a couple of days at Halong Bay and then head to Hue and Hoi An before crossing the border into Laos.

    However, after reading messgaes on the forum here about the weather being awful at that time of year I am wondering if I sould reroute my flights to Ho Chi Minh and go through Cambodia to Laos.

    The ocst of rerouting th lfight is £75 per person. Do you think this is worth it or should we brave the weather and stick to the original plan? Has anyone been in Hanoi, Hue or Hoi An during November?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


    #1 Posted: 21/10/2009 - 20:07

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  • somtam2000

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    It will be cool, with some rain, but i wouldn't be rerouting my ticket on account of that -- stick with the original plan I'd say.

    #2 Posted: 22/10/2009 - 06:47

  • mic2

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    Way too expensive, if it's me, I wouldn't reroute on that account. I am currently in Hanoi, the weather starts to get cooler but nice and November is just within the corner, so it couldn't go bad during the short period of time.

    #3 Posted: 22/10/2009 - 10:25

  • violets

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    I've been in Hanoi in November and just dressed more warmly. I found Halong Bay good at that time of year (I read it was supposed to be very clear then) and we sat in the sun on the boat. I thought it was too cold to swim but other went in. Sometimes there is a lot of rain and flooding in central Vietnam but it varies from year to year (and it has already flooded this year); I've been there in October and November and missed the floods both times. When it rains it's not usually all day anyway.

    I'd stick with the plan.

    #4 Posted: 22/10/2009 - 10:35

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