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If you're a first time visitor to Vietnam, we'll point you to the Ha Long Bay thread for points to keep in mind when selecting the right Ha Long Bay tour for you. If you've questions about a potential itinerary, do take a look at the itinerary section of the site as well. We'll also apologise in advance for the persistent spamming by Vietnam-based travel agents -- we do try to delete them as quickly as they come in. Sorry!

Downpouring 4 days in Sapa--What to do? Help!

Posted by Lucie27 on 15/4/2010 at 07:26

Hi all, We arrived in Sapa yesterday and went on a short tour of a village via motobikes. We planned for an extensive tour today and woke up to the streets flooded with rain--a thunderstorm! Forecast says it will rain etc. for next 3 days--we must leave in 2 to catch a plain. While we are glad that the rain with help the dry rice crop this year, we are destitute, not knowing what to do now that we are here. Please help us find an itinerary in the monsoon! Thanks, Lucie ...

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Hanoi-Halong Bay Train By Dongrim Transport

Posted by wombatfuz on 16/4/2010 at 10:31

Has anyone taken the Hanoi to Halong Bay tourist train operated by Dongrim Railway Transport Co of Korea Is it still in operation? Read on seat61 website that this train may have been discontinued. Appreciate any information on it ...

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2 days in Ho Chi Minh

Posted by travisunderwood on 6/4/2010 at 10:45

Have a 2 day lay over in Ho Chi Minh city. Any suggestions on must see/what to do? Thanks! ...

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Viewed 7,936 times, with 12 replies. Last reply by Archmichael on 16/4/2010 at 10:07

7 weeks in SE Asia trip plan, would you change sth?

Posted by AlexBCN on 22/3/2010 at 17:40

Hi Everyone, First of all, I would like to thank Travelfish, as this website has turned out to be really useful when planning my trip, so I would like to hear any suggestions you may have on my trip plan, considering time of the year travelling, lenght of the trip... I am leaving with my partner in the 1st of July and and we are planning to spend 3/4 days in Bangkok and take the overnight North train to Laos after that, visiting Vientiane (probably a couple of days), and then head north ...

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Please check my itinerary

Posted by kitsune on 10/4/2010 at 22:18

Hello! First of all, this forum has provided me with some invaluable information in the last weeks. Thank you! I'm off next month for two months to SE Asia. I'm planning to visit Vietnam, Camboya, Laos, Thailand, Malasia y Singapur. I've finally finished my Vietnam-Camboya itinerary (although I do not know what to do next... shall I go to Laos 4000 islands? or start directly in Vientiane and then go up and then down in Thailand? Argh! Lao Airlines is soooo expensive!) Could you please check ...

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crossing boarder from thailand to laos

Posted by jkariyadasa on 14/4/2010 at 00:03

i wish to cross boarder in nest august.if unrest prevails in thailand caused by red shirt what shall ido? ...

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Recent Travel between Nha Trang & Quang Ngai?

Posted by Archmichael on 10/4/2010 at 21:26

Hi: Has anyone traveled recently (last couple of months) between Nha Trang and Quang Ngai? I am looking for some information about schedules for bus, train, mini-bus, whatever, between the two cities. Thanks! ...

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Viewed 3,295 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Archmichael on 11/4/2010 at 20:59

2 Minsks for sale Ha Noi 3rd May 2010

Posted by jamlove on 11/4/2010 at 20:28

Two minsks for sale at the beginning of May, these bikes have been loved and well looked after see them buy them, contact +(84)0946486625 ...

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Viewed 1,324 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by jamlove on 11/4/2010 at 20:35

Arrive in Dong Hoi at 1 PM, any advice to plan a trip?

Posted by Parinya on 7/4/2010 at 23:35

I plan to fly from HCMC to Dong Hoi . I want to visit Phong Nha and Tien Son (dry) cave. After the cave I want to go to Hue and Hoi An, Nha Trang all the way down to HCMC. I also want to visit Vinh Moc Tunnels and the Ben Hai River bridge and monument. What should I do? The plane will arrive in Dong Hoi at 1 PM. I've got to check in the hotel and ready to travel around 2 PM (hopefully). It seems like I won't have time to go to the cave until next day. 1. Is it possilbe to rent a ...

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Viewed 2,523 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by stillgoing on 11/4/2010 at 12:35

visitors to your room

Posted by vin4564 on 26/1/2007 at 02:00

i had read somwhere that you couldnt have vietnamese woman in your hotel room -- is that in fact true--the local police harass you and come into your room to enforce it ...

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Viewed 2,703 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by 69bertie on 10/4/2010 at 22:21

Mai Linh Bus to Can Tho

Posted by nzlup on 11/2/2010 at 11:48

First day in Vietnam after 7 in Cambodia. We got a Mai Linh minibus from Chau Doc to Can Tho. All went pretty well except that at a roadside stop where a Viet passenger got off, a couple of men inserted themselves and started yelling at the foreigners (4 of us in the back) to "get out" , "Can Tho here" and pulling at arms that they could reach to try to pull us out of the bus. I was confused and the 2 girls were very upset to say the least. The driver said nothing and eventually told t ...

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Viewed 10,140 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by Vxh on 10/4/2010 at 12:57

From Tam Coc to Sapa

Posted by AlexBCN on 9/4/2010 at 23:30

Hi, I was planning my trip in North Vietnam, and was wondering if there is any way to go from Tam Coc to Sapa without having to head back to Hanoi. Is the overnight train to Sapa stopping anywhere or is it direct? Many thanks for the help travellers! ...

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Viewed 1,566 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by lexkssnbrg on 10/4/2010 at 11:05

10 days in North Vietnam, how to split them?

Posted by AlexBCN on 6/4/2010 at 22:12

Hi, We have around 10 days in North Vietnam before we head south... My initial plan was to spend: - 3D/2N in Halong Bay (is is better to book in Hanoi or wait until you reach Halong Bay?) - 3D/2N in Sapa , we would like to do some trekking to visit minorities village (any recommendations on good guides, etc.) - 3D/2N in Hanoi, one day possibly to visit the Perfume Pagoda (and the rest to visit the city). If anyone can please, give me some tips what's best to visit, where to ...

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Viewed 3,396 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by LaureneCao on 9/4/2010 at 17:16

Flight from HCMC to Los Angeles

Posted by grahamoleson on 7/4/2010 at 09:21

Hi all, I'm looking to buy a one way ticket home from HCMC to Los Angeles around June 20, 2010. I'm flexible with the exact date. Please share advice on where to find the best deal. Thank you and have a great day! --Graham ...

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Weather in May

Posted by LettieM on 7/4/2010 at 19:55

Hi, I am travelling to Vietnam in mid May. I hope to be in Vietnam for 3 weeks and travel from Northern Vietnam to the South or vice versa. I am worried about the weather. Can anyone advise me please? If it is rainy season, what is that likely to be like? Days of rain or just rain for a short period? Thanks! ...

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Posted by NYTim on 29/3/2010 at 05:10

Is one allowed to bring a hand held GPS into Vietnam? Cheers NYTim ...

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Advice on independent Mekong travel with disability?

Posted by delphulia on 5/2/2010 at 07:35

Hi - We're travelling to Cambodia and Vietnam (14 day trip), and would love some advice: we're headed to Siem Reap , Hanoi /Halong Bay and then down to the Mekong delta. However, my boyfriend has limited mobility: in a wheelchair, but uses crutches for steps and short distances. We're thinking about flying to Can Tho, and then making our own way back to HCMC via Tra Vinh/Vinh Long. Any opinions on ways to do this and reasonably accessible things to see in that area? Or are there other part ...

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Train Schedule from Da Nang to Hue Reliability?

Posted by hofo_mofo on 7/4/2010 at 03:41

I.E. do the trains run on time? On my way back to Da Nang from Hoi An, instead of flying out of Da Nang to Hanoi , I thought about taking the train from Da Nang to Hue so that I can see the beautiful views along the route; and then from Hue fly to Hanoi in the same day. One thing that is holding back me doing this is the train schedule. There are only 3 non-stop direct flights to Hanoi from Hue so I want to make sure I can make it to Hanoi the earliest as possible, but still see the s ...

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Viewed 4,182 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by violets on 7/4/2010 at 21:53

Minsk for Sale - Hanoi

Posted by twowheelsasia on 7/4/2010 at 20:15

Starts, runs, shifts, and stops great. I have had no problems with it, and was told by the guy who sold it to me in Saigon that he had recently replaced the clutch. Tires and bearings are good with no play in the front or rear wheel. Have had a lot of fun with it, especially in the mountain passes. I'm staying in the old quarter of Hanoi near Hang Ga and Hang Ma. $300 US preferred or 5.7 million VND. Post here or email ...

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unacompanied luggage

Posted by jmgh on 5/4/2010 at 09:27

we are flying into Hanoi in October and so far the plan is to do a trip out to Sapa, back to Hanoi then out to Halon Bay. Back to Hanoi then fly/ train to Hue or Dong Hoi then down to Hoi An then Nha Trang At this point we'd like to hook up with the Easyriders from Dalat and do a 5-6 day trip with them my concern is our luggage, we will have backpacks and suitcases is it possible to send luggage on to a hotel in HCMC. and be sure it will be safe. I travelled to Vietnam last year with ...

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