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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!

Bus or Train from Hoi An to Hanoi ?

Posted by journey on 13/6/2008 at 18:05

We need to get from Hoi An to Hanoi but can't find any difinitive advice on whether train or overnight sleeper bus is best, or even if both are available; What would you recommend - comfort wise and safety and convenience...the cost isn't so much of an issue. ...

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Man Nguyen Restaurants in Hoi An...

Posted by khuongnguyen on 9/3/2012 at 02:10

there are many specialty restaurants .... fresh seafood .... itemsoriginating from Europe ... Hoi An specialty ... you will be very pleased to come to the Man Nguyen restaurants. ...

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Muay Thai in Vietnam?

Posted by Spinal on 6/3/2012 at 14:15

Hi Folks, I noticed this piece on the BBC about renewed interest in Muay Thai in Vietnam: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16823611 My question is, do any of you (probably those dwelling locally?) know of anywhere to go and spectate at the amateur bouts? In HCMC or even Hanoi? What's the standard like? I had originally thought about checking out the Muay Thai in Bangkok when I visit in November (as I was going to be arriving there from the UK) and planning on spending a few days checking ...

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hanoi airport hotel ?

Posted by davgon on 5/2/2012 at 01:40

I'm arriving at hanoi noibai airport feb 19th at 22:30 and leave again the next day at 6:55Am. so I'm looking for a cheap hotel near Noibai Airport in Hanoi to stay at for the night of Feb 19th. Any suggestions ? ...

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Honda WIn for sale, in Da Lat

Posted by ka1985 on 5/3/2012 at 04:06

Hello people! I sell my motorbike this week here in Da Lat. Maybe with this post I can reach anyone that have the motorbike dream and is beacouse of any reason stuck in Da Lat. The info about te bike is simple, it runs good and it will take you easely anywhere you want to go. I had a beautifful journey in the Mekong Delta myself. The price is around $300. Contact me and I can give you all the info about the bike that you need. tel nr; 01635728852 e-mail; kazpar_odems@hotmail.com Regards! ...

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Currency in Vietnam

Posted by andreaze on 1/3/2012 at 20:28

I'm living in Thailand, and trying to figure out what I should do for my upcoming trip to Vietnam, money-wise. I keep hearing mixed things: a Thai friend has told me everywhere takes Thai Baht. I also understand they accept US dollars. But my friend who is there now says it's all about the dong everywhere (the dollar rips you off a bit), but he hasn't seen anywhere that takes Baht. Does anyone know anything about this? Also, will it be best for me to bring a wad of baht over and convert it at a ...

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Mui Ne,vietnam

Posted by deco on 19/2/2012 at 04:41

Hello everybody !! Where is the best place to stay in Mui Ne?.. nice beaches,good seafood ,nightlife..I'll be there on 21st of february..I'll take the bus from Na Trang.. Thanks!! ...

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Halong Bay to Hanoi

Posted by psyrtash on 27/2/2012 at 15:54

I am looking for a reputable travel agent who can take me and my wife from Ha Long Bay early morning to Hanoi and return in the evening to Ha Long Bay at a reasonable cost. ...

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Visa length

Posted by Criggy on 27/2/2012 at 09:55

Hi, Just planning my trip around SEA next month... I'm going for about 9 weeks in total, and i'm thinking of spending 4-5 in Vietnam to start. I'm hoping to do this by motorbike, and keep my itinerary pretty flexible. How easy is it to get a visa extension if I chose to get a 1 month visa and end up staying for 5-6 weeks? Can this just be sorted out with cash when I leave (land border to Cambodia) or will I need to apply for an extension at an embassy before my visa expires? Is it just as well t ...

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Solo Traveller in Hanoi

Posted by kasiaf on 27/2/2012 at 07:43

Hey, I've just arrived in Hanoi and despite trying to be social and booking into a dorm I've been bumped into a single room which I'm not feeling the love for. If there are any other solo travellers out there who fancy the idea of sharing an afternoon or evening out looking for adventure or maybe you need a spotter for the many hazards when crossing the road then give me a shout. I'm here until Saturday, planning a trip to Halong at some point and hopefully a longer stay in Sapa do some volu ...

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Itinerary for 2 week Vietnam trip early March

Posted by cat77 on 13/2/2012 at 20:19

Hello - I am planning a 2 week solo trip to Vietnam early March. I have a draft itinerary I read on this site but am wondering if it's too much to visit in such a short amount of time. I was also hoping to get some advice on how long to stay in each area. 1) Hanoi - Halong Bay 2) Hanoi -> Hue (Take flight) 3) Hue -> Hoi An 4) Hoi An -> Nha Trang 5) Nha Trang -> Mui Ne 6) Mui Ne -> Ho Chi Minh City (trip to Mekong Delta from here) I was thinking I could cut out Nha Trang ...

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Cheap Accomodation in Mui Ne

Posted by PeterJW on 24/2/2012 at 21:59

Hi I'm heading to Mui Ne and was hoping someone can recommend a cheap place to stay. Most places I see range from $40 - 50 a night and some more. Currently I'm averaging about $10 a night for accommodation and would like to stay as close to this price as possible if I can. Any help here would be very appreciated ...

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Tunnels north vietnam apart from Cu Chi Tunnels

Posted by PeterW on 24/2/2012 at 03:39

Hello all I've been in Siagon for 3 days and then went to Vung Tau for some beach time and apparently nearby there are tunnels like Cu Chi. However, the place was a **** hole (in my opinion) so I'm back in Saigon less than 24 hrs later. I just didn't feel the place. I would like to go to Mui Ne tomorrow at 8am, but I really want to see some of these tunnels. Are there any more north of Saigon that I can see so I don't have to spend another day or two in Saigon? Any advice would be appr ...

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local currency or USD Langkawi, Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia,

Posted by samsmithsurfs on 21/2/2012 at 00:41

Hey there, 3 of us are travelling to Langkawi, Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia, and I am trying to work out currency to buy. I'm wondering how widely USD are accepted, or is it better to get a debit card and withdraw local currency? In Luang Prabang, do I need to buy some KIP? or use USD (small purchases like meal in town, water, taxi etc) Also, I've heard that in Siem Reap, Cambodia USD is accepted for everything - taxi, tuk tuk, meals in town etc. Is this right? I'd love any suggestions re cash / ...

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Safety in Vietnam?

Posted by andreaze on 20/2/2012 at 02:18

I've done my fair share of traveling, but typically, I have had a partner or it has been in a country that I've become familiar with. I am living in Thailand, so I have done plenty of lone-traveling here comfortably. I am planning a trip to Vietnam in April. I will likely be flying into Hanoi and doing the north by myself before meeting up with friends later in the trip. I am just wondering if Vietnam feels like a relatively safe, for a girl traveling alone? I feel comfortable living and trave ...

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Sand Flees on Phu Quoc??

Posted by thompsonkimk on 13/2/2012 at 01:23

We were just on Koh Rong island in Cambodia and I was not able to lay on the beach because of really bad sand flee's. Does anyone know if they have them on the beaches of Phu Quoc? We are considering spending a few nights there but if we are unable to lay on the beach it might change our minds. I would appreciate anyone's feedback. Cheers ...

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Hanoi February

Posted by Fraz1958 on 13/2/2012 at 06:33

We will be in Hanoi early morning on Tuesday 21 February and plan to try and get a trip to Halong bay the next day just for 1 night on the boat. On returning to Hanoi we are planning to get the overnight train probably Friday to Da nang and on to Hoi An for 3 days minimum. We do not have to be in Bangkok until 9th March and was wondering if any of you kind people could suggest where to go after Hoi An, heading south that is. We seem spoilt for choice and would welcome input from readers of ...

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Flying from Hanoi to Luang Prabang

Posted by nhawker on 13/2/2012 at 14:55

Im looking to fly from Hanoi to Luang Prabang at the begining of June. Flights look to be around £100 at the moment, but i dont want to book in advance in case plans change. Are the flights likely to be more expensive nearer the time?? ...

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Hostel Recommendations

Posted by escape4ever on 3/2/2012 at 18:41

Does anyone have hostel recommendations for Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An and Hanoi? ...

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White Sands Resort Phan Thiet

Posted by onimusha on 13/2/2012 at 11:43

Address: Km 8, Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan Star: 4 Whether it is a weekend retreat or longer stay, White Sands Resort Phan Thiet emerges to be the upscale getaway ideally suited for serenity seekers and romantics. Location Set in beautifully landscaped gardens, this elegant resort occupies a quiet corner on the long stretch of sandy beach at Mui Ne. Rooms The White Sands Resort Phan Thiet boasts 23 tastefully appointed accommodation units that exude contem ...

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