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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!

WARNING: re Ha Long Bay cruise touts Sticky!

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/12/2009 at 13:32

We're having ongoing issues banning accounts that belong to Vietnamese travel agents that are spamming the forum pretending to be customers either asking for advice or supposedly giving advice regarding boat tours on Ha Long Bay. The boats most commonly touted are: Columbus Bhaya Phoenix I would treat any comments or advice given concerning any of the above operators with EXTREME CAUTION -- especially if it is from a relatively new site member. As far as I am concerned, if a business ...

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Welcome and Terms of Use Sticky!

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/1/2006 at 16:30

Hi, I'm somtam2000 and I'll be moderating the Travelfish travel board. I'm here to answer all your questions -- or at least the ones I know the answer to -- as for those that are mysteries to me, perhaps other Travelfish members will be able to answer. You'll see you need to be a member to post a new question or answer an existing one, but if you're already a Travelfish member, you don't need to join again. Your existing login works just fine. A few of general pointers; 1) I do have to ...

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I need the best route

Posted by terecar on 26/4/2017 at 18:52

Hi I am planning to go to Asia. On June 2017 I started a tour around China, then I will go on my own to Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan. I need to know which one can be the shorter, most economical, and more sense route to go from Taiwan to Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia; or Taiwan, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia??? Thanks for your help and for any other suggestions you can give me about the above mentioned places. Teresa ...

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Accomadation

Posted by Wilma on 27/4/2017 at 06:56

Hi we're going to sihoukiville for 28 night's from 24 Jan we are looking to rent a self catering apartment does anyone know what sites I should be looking on as I can't find anything only hotels and guest houses thanks wilmal ...

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Help !!! Nha Trang

Posted by Kizzie54 on 23/4/2017 at 14:44

just arrived in Nha Trang having been in Hoi An - cannot possibly stay here for a week- Any suggestions where to move on to- my mistake but just want somewhere quaint and much less touristy ! this is like one massive building site ps preferably south as I eventually leave from HCM airport on 2nd May - so disappointed ! ...

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Travel around the Northern Vietnam for 10 days

Posted by Maryhass on 14/4/2017 at 22:07

I intend to visit the Northern Vietnam in 10 days. Last year, I already went to Hanoi for work but didn't have much time for traveling. I just go around Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem lake and West Lake. So, this time I will visit Halong and Sapa; maybe take a cruise in Halong and have a trek in Sapa. Any other places should be included for 10 days? If possible, please share me with some experience of traveling in Halong and Sapa. Thanks in advance. ...

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Best beach in Hoi An or Danang

Posted by Iamsam43 on 23/4/2017 at 00:15

We are traveling to Danang after a short stay in Hanoi and Halong Bay and want to stay in a resort on a very nice beach either in Danang or Hoi An. I would appreciate some recommendations and feedback. ...

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Vietnam and Siem Reap - 3 weeks itinerary in December

Posted by Salazes on 17/4/2017 at 05:00

Hello all, We are planning to visit Vietnam from North ( Hanoi ) to South (HCMC) in December, then stay few days in Cambodia to visit Angkor . We are a young couple of 31 years old. We are interested in : culture, nature, animals, temples, ancient architecture, people, markets, handcraft, food We are less interested in : war memorials and historical museums, lying on the beach doing nothing, modern cities, nightclubs and drinking Day 1 Hanoi : Early arrival in Hanoi. Hoan Kiem ...

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Climbing Halong Bay

Posted by Luckyralf on 16/4/2017 at 10:27

Hi, I'm Lucas from Sweden. I've been wanting to do a full day deep water solo climb in the Halong bay area. But you need to be at least 2 ppl for the tours i can find. If there is anyone interested in joining me I'm planing to do it around the 24 of april. Someone not to unexperienced would be preferable but it's not important. Thanks for reply! Lucas PS. My email is lusswass@gmail.com ...

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good and cheap malls in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh?

Posted by TamirHeyman on 10/4/2017 at 21:36

we will be there for 4 days so just if you know some good malls that sells cool electronic stuff and cheap good sports shoes thanks you! ...

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Visit some places around Hanoi: Sapa, Ninh Binh or Mai Chau (Moc Chau)

Posted by joellarutten on 26/3/2017 at 21:04

My family will take a trip to Vietnam. I'm not sure about the time to visit, maybe early August or November this year. Which one is a better choice??? First, we will land in Hanoi and maybe spend 2 days here for visiting. Besides, Hanoi Old Quarter, are there any other interesting things to explore here? We have more 3 days in the north. I find that many people choose to go to take a cruise in Halong but I hear that it is so crowded and the expense for services is very expensive. Is this tru ...

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Free Tour guide in Hue

Posted by trantran on 7/4/2017 at 00:38

Hey, my name is Thanh. I’m from Hue , Vietnam. I’m a humorous girl with an eagerness to practice English, my English is not good. When you come to Hue, please contact me. I will be your free tour guide. You will be shown a different Hue which’s never been seen on TVs, magazines, books,etc. My email is trantran30111997@gmail.com ...

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Thailand vs Vietnam in September/October

Posted by apbryant on 28/3/2017 at 12:22

Hi Everyone! My boyfriend and I plan to travel to Southeast Asia from the US in September or October 2017 for about 10 days. I would LOVE to visit both Vietnam and Thailand, but realize that is not enough time to fully enjoy both. We are thinking about choosing one or two towns in either country for adventure/sightseeing/history and then traveling to a beach or island for some water activity and relaxation. While I have experience traveling in Southeast Asia and want to see the authentic cultur ...

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2 day trek in Sapa in September for birthday

Posted by SallyDC on 3/4/2017 at 22:19

Hi all, I am looking for some treks for 2 days/ 1 nights from Sapa in September for two people. Which places worth to take visits in such short time? I was hoping to be stay in the mountains somewhere, not in Sapa, can anyone give recommendations or some information about hotel 3*? It is a trip for my girlfriend's birthday and I would like to have a nice memory. Could you share some special things to do there for this special day? Thanks in advance. ...

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Ha Long Bay advice - what and how to book

Posted by nadirahmed on 5/2/2017 at 15:21

Hi everyone - long-time lurker but first time poster (and recent premium supporter cos of how awesome this site is!) I'm going to be in Vietnam from 24th March to 12th April 2017. I'm planning on cruising Ha Long Bay /Bai Tu Long Bay/Lan Ha Bay from 31st March to 2nd April (3 days/2 nights). I've been looking at the different boats and checking prices etc. both on aggregators/consolidators and directly with the boat companies themselves. I was very close to booking a boat, got prices etc. ...

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Vietnam Visa for UK citizens

Posted by Rosalie23 on 22/3/2017 at 09:37

My friend and I are backpacking around south east Asia this summer. We start in Bangkok and then we're going to head north to Chiang Mai and into Laos to then cross into Vietnam. We will also be returning to Vietnam after having visited Cambodia. What kind of Visa do we need? Online it says its free for UK nationals but is this for multiple entries? If we do need to buy one would you suggest buying one before we leave or once we get to Bangkok or Laos? Thanks ...

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3 week itinerary dilemma

Posted by Talia1968 on 16/3/2017 at 06:07

3 week trip itinerary dilemmas... Hi all, we are planning a 3 week visit to Vietnam in August. We are a family of 5 persons (ages: parents - 48, kids - 19,16,12) and are looking for a trip that will include: * Experiencing the culture * Nature * Animals (if applicable) * Adventure (Rafting, Zipline) * Spiritual element (Temples - Would love to see a prayer ceremony, and maybe experience the spiritual aspects, if applicable) We have put together the following itinerary that includes North, Ce ...

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Itinerary for ten days in Vietnam on a shoestring budget

Posted by Agnibesh on 17/3/2017 at 03:56

Hi, I am from India and am planning to visit Vietnam in February, 2018 for ten days. We will be two people travelling. I was thinking of touching Ha Long Bay, Hue, Saigon and the Me Kong delta, doing most of the internal travel by flight. What would be a good itinerary? ...

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Food

Posted by Cucumber on 7/1/2017 at 10:44

can you reccommend some good restaurants for dinner in Hanoi. Nancy ...

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avoiding taxi scams, how?

Posted by rayjohn on 11/3/2017 at 10:17

today, when I was sitting in a coffee shop, I heard of a lady complaining to her children on Skype that she had to pay 200k VND for 5 minutes in a taxi. I was so surprised then sad. actually, some bad people took advantage of foreigners to raise price. I wish It hadn't happened to her. I'm sorry to her in silence. for foreigner, next time you visit Vietnam, you should use Uber or Grap. they'll supply car, motorbike for you. You know how much you have to pay and don't book if you think it's too e ...

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