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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!

How long in Halong Bay!

Posted by stephanMc on 10/1/2012 at 15:50

How long is better to stay in Halong Bay with a boat trip? 1 or 2 nights? What do you do 3 days in Halong? ...

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Can Tho - Phu Quoc

Posted by asia4life on 20/1/2012 at 07:28

I am searching for some nice itenaries of things do and see in Can Tho , and also suggestion for a nice route from here to Phu Quoc. We arrived in CT a couple of days ago, and on our first day we bougth bicycles. Not anything fancy, bu a basic, used bike without gear, but with a basket up front. Yesterday we went on a 8hrs private boat trip to the floating markets etc, and today we repeated it by bike. The coming days we intend exploring Can Tho and the suroundings during several day trips by ...

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New website with Vietnam travel videos online

Posted by JoachimS on 3/7/2011 at 23:29

Hi to all, hope you don't read this as spam. I published a non-commercial website with video footage from my last travel around Vietnam. From a tourist point of view it show some of the main points of interest, perfect for travelers who want a first impression. I hope you enjoy. Best, Joachim ...

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good bicyle shop in hcmc

Posted by buggy on 20/1/2012 at 01:57

hi i am in need of some bicyle repairs to my mountian bike again. i will be in H C M C tomorrow for a few days and i am in need of a shop who can replace a cracked rim and rebuild my back wheel. any sugestions of shops with location would be gratfully received. thanks in advance buggy ...

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Birthday Trip

Posted by magnii on 16/1/2012 at 23:40

Hi All, I know I am new to the forums here, and I know what I asking is well in advance. I hope I do not insult anyone by posting this so early. OK onto the post... I am taking my best mate to Vietnam for his 60th birthday. His birthday is in July and so I was looking at going there about the end of July for 4 weeks. We would be doing the "ride the length of Vietnam" thing, travelling either from Hanoi to HCMC or the other way around. We are both experienced riders and are looking f ...

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travel between Hanoi and Hoi An, train or plane

Posted by AWUQ on 5/1/2012 at 20:24

We are traveling in April/May 2012 from Hanoi to Hoi An returning to Hanoi. Your advice on the best mode of transportation would be appreciated . Thank you ...

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Travel partner wanted SGN-meekong-phu quoc

Posted by Lpeaceout on 17/1/2012 at 23:56

I am looking to reduce the cost of getting to Phu Quoc in late January. Handspan does tours that include the Meekong and a boat to the island, but the single supplement makes it pricey. Flights are high during this busy time too. I'm a Canadian female in late 30s. Thanks ...

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Waiting for flight from HCMcity to Danang

Posted by vietraveler on 10/1/2012 at 07:24

Hello there, I am going to Vietnam on Jan 16 and will transfer flight from HCMcity to Danang. My Korean Flight arrive to HCMcity in the middle of the night and the flight to Danang is 6:00am. Is any place in the airport that I can stay for few hour? How to transfer from International terminal to domestic terminal? Is it save to walk from one terminal to the other alone with luggage in the middle of the night? Thank you for your help. ...

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My First (And Hopefully Last) Magical Experience of Vietnam

Posted by VhuTanDing on 16/1/2012 at 02:25

I have not yet set my foot in Vietnam but she had pulled a hat trick on me here in the Vietnamese Embassy in Manila -- Amazing! Before I applied for a visa in Manila, I did my online homework bearing in mind that the fee in Cambodia is $25, in Thailand it's $45. Two weeks ago I came to the Embassy and was quoted by this Vietnamese looking/speaking officer for a fee of $77. Shocked, nevertheless, I still filed my application. $77 --- Double Seven, that figure is very memorable for me. First of ...

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New Years Eve in HCM

Posted by vkng on 22/12/2011 at 06:33

I was just wondering if there were any parties on NYE. I love basking in the Vietnamese culture, but would love to bring in the new year with some Westerners as well. ...

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Crazy pre-Tet-ness in Hanoi

Posted by travellingsarah on 15/1/2012 at 21:59

Just a heads up to warn you of a couple of things in the run-up to Tet in Hanoi. Firstly, although the streets will be very quiet over Tet, at the moment they are extremely busy. This is primarily because people are out and about more buying things in preparation for Tet, and also because there are more deliveries going on, for example of Tet trees and blossoms. So take even more care when crossing roads and allow extra time for any travel around town. This extra traffic has also led to some ta ...

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A real Vietnamese experience, just outside of Hanoi!

Posted by douluvme49 on 15/1/2012 at 09:54

Hey guys, My boyfriend and I just went on this awesome tour and we wanted to share it with people. It'd be something great to do during TET. The company picks you up in Hanoi by motorbike (if there are 5 of you, there will be 5 motorbikes with drivers) and safely drives you 2 hours from Hanoi. You get to experience real Vietnamese bbq and food. Accomodations included. You get to see the country side, and beautiful scenery. The river is filled with limestone cliffs similar to Halong Bay. It wa ...

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Crime Fighting in Vietnam

Posted by CrankyCarrot on 6/1/2012 at 07:54

What recourse is there for victims of crime in Vietnam? Last night at about 4am I heard some noise outside my hotel window (tourist area, Chu Van An street) which turned out to be four Vietnamese guys attempting to mug an American woman. What should you do in or after that situation here? A brave and handsome Carrot, I was ready to dash outside and do battle, but then I remembered how much I hate being stabbed, beaten and left for dead, which probably wouldn't have helped the girl much. As the ...

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TET in mekong delta with local people

Posted by sophie_lx on 10/1/2012 at 22:24

hi guys . i'm in HCM vity now , on occasion of lunar new years , i will move to mekong delta to enjoy tet .get some cultural things of local people in there So , Would love to celebrate with others! ...

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Tet holiday!

Posted by stephanMc on 10/1/2012 at 15:38

Somebody can tell me when will be Vietnamese Tet? I'm travelling in Vietnam rom 18th to 11th february! Thanks ...

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Stop the pickpockets in Hanoi\'s Night Market

Posted by FootprintVn on 3/1/2012 at 21:25

Getting pretty close to the weekend, which means the weekend-nigh-tmarket-pickpockets are getting excited. This weekend lets 'fight' back. Hanoi is one of the safest places to travel - if not for those pesky pickpockets that seem to only come out during the night market. Really, they are not even real pickpockets. What they usually do is cut a hole in your bag and get everything out that way. So here's what we all need to do: - When we leave our hotels bring only what we need. 500,000 VND is ...

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From Hanoi to Vientiane

Posted by rzrz on 11/1/2012 at 01:47

After reading several post I decided to break up the trip, however I need advice on how to go around doing this. This is what I've gathered so far: ① HN - Vinh Train : 300K VND (soft sleeper) SE1 -- 1900~0049 SE3 -- 23:00~0415 ② Vinh - (Lak Sao?) - Vientiane I am not sure how to do this route ② (or if there are any alternatives) appreciate if anybody has inputs? ...

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Visa Question

Posted by Twerto on 10/1/2012 at 20:20

Hi, I am going to be travelling to Vietnam in August/ September of this year for 3 - 4 weeks and as part of the trip i am planning to go to Thailand for 2 weeks on the back of it. Since it is cheaper to fly back to Hanoi where i am flyning to from the uk rather than get two singles I was wondering what type of Visa I should apply for? how how best to go about it. I will be in Vietnam for approx 21 days then travelling to Thailand for 14 days with 7 days going through Cambodia mainly to see A ...

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Mekong Express Bus - Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh

Posted by CHISEL440 on 16/1/2008 at 12:37

Hi Does anybody have a contact in Ho Chi Minh for booking the Mekong Express Bus from Ho Chi Minh going to Phnom Phen? We are arriving into Ho Chi Minh and want to travel to Cambodia a day and a half later so would like to book the bus before we leave Australia. I cannot find an email, phone or address to book through however. I have tried a few travel agents and our hotel in HM but had no success. Any assistance would be appreciated Regards Peter ...

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Air Mekong

Posted by AWUQ on 10/1/2012 at 21:30

Air Mekong: Any comments about this airliner, price, reliability and destinations including Dan Nang ...

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