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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!

2 honda bouns motorbikes for sale in Hanoi

Posted by deafkev81 on 28/11/2010 at 15:29

I have just arrived in Hanoi after a spectacular drive of veitnam from Saigon. I will need a quick sale our motorbikes as we have flights out of vietnam on the 5th The price is 400 dollars for each bike (price is negotiable).The bikes are in general good condition bikes will give you less problems than a minsk are also slightly more powerful and a easier and more comfortable to drive Also feel free to ask many any info about traveling by motorbike in vietnam E-mail: ...

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HCMC to Dalat bus

Posted by villanovajunction on 4/11/2010 at 22:42

howdy, i found a company called sinh that has buses and all sorts of tours. i will be in HCMC from 27th Nov to the 6th of December and after some reading have decided to spend maybe 2 or 3 days in dalat. the bus is 6 hours and the flight is about 40 minutes . how is the bus ride? is it really bumpy like the vientiane to vang vieng bus? also, is it really 6 hours? i remember taking a bus from phnom penh to battambang and it took 11 hours and it was terrible cause they were blasting really loud mu ...

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2 minsk motorbikes 4 sale

Posted by frank4 on 28/11/2010 at 12:56

hello, we sell 2 good and strong motorbikes for only 400 $ both or 250 one. we have made all Vietnam by motorbike, so we can give you good advices... we stay in Saigon, TP Ho Chi Minh. You`re interesting? call us, 00841258982521. motorbike with license paper, minsk 123 cm3 DISCOVERY VIETNAM BY MOTORBIKE, THE BEST THING TO DOO! You want see more then only the tourist sites? Buy it! ...

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Mekong Delta Itinerary

Posted by hayden1988 on 27/11/2010 at 14:33

I am planning on traveling from Kep in Cambodia to Saigon through the Mekong Delta and was after any advice on must see places on the way through and the best route to take. I have 2 - 3 nights to spend in the Mekong Delta. Thanks in advance. ...

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Getting to Bac Ha

Posted by ltisme on 18/8/2010 at 13:37

Hi, we're trying to get to the Bac Ha market on Sunday morning by taking a night train from Hanoi. Our original plan was to arrive in Lao Cai and then try to get a bus or something to Bac Ha. However we've heard that this can be difficult, expensive and time consuming. We also read that it can be easier and quicker to get off the train at Pho Lu, the stop before Lao Cai on the train route, and proceed to Bac Ha from there. Does anyone have any experience with either of these routes that ...

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Can you go from the Mekong Delta to Angkor wat?

Posted by jessicaf on 19/11/2010 at 12:49

Hi, I am trying to plan this trip and have all these places to go, but am having trouble with transportation in between cities? Also I have no idea the length of time in between places .. What is the best way to get from the Mekong Delta to Angkor Wat? Do you go through Phnom Penh? or some other city? Also do you stay in Angkor wat or stay in Siem Riep and do day trips there? Lastly, once in Cambodia, what is the fastest way to get to the islands of Ko Tau, Ko Samui, and Ko Pha Ngan? Than ...

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Saigon to Mekong Delta?

Posted by Rcarriere on 21/11/2010 at 13:01

Hey Guys, Just wondering if anybody has advice on going to Mekong Delta from HCMC. I've been reading about taking a 1 or 2 day tour from the city..but I was wondering if it is something that I could do on my own without booking a tour. Also wondering whether 1 day is enough time in Mekong Delta or if I should expect to want to stay for 2-3 days before heading back to HCMC. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks ...

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4 weeks in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos

Posted by adva on 18/11/2010 at 01:41

Hi I realize there some some questions posted that are similar to mine, but I amstill not managing somehow to apply it all and come out with a completepicture. My husband and I are looking to travel Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos for the firsttime from early December to early January (4 weeks) The places I have in mind at the moment are: Hanoi , Halong bay, Hue, hoi an, Nha Trang, Dalat, Can tho, NinhVan Bay, Tam Tao, Sapa, Dien Bien Phu, Ho chi minh (Saigon) phnom penh, Siem Reap, Battambang,Ke ...

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Posted by ChrisJenko on 19/11/2010 at 13:18

Hey all. Im after some information on the website and a flight to Ho Chi Minh City from Sydney Australia on the 4th January 2011. Now i just got my quotes back from Fligh Centre and there is a massive difference between the prices quoted through them and the website, What im wondering has anyone had any experience with the above websites in regards to booking flights and payments ect. U was quoted $1120 ( flightcentre) and $662 ( Skyscanner/ebookers) for a one wa ...

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using GBP in Vietnam ?

Posted by noakess on 18/11/2010 at 17:32

Hi, leaving in 4 days .... flying to Hamoi and planning to spend 4 weeks in vietnam. DO I ..... 1. bring GBP in cash - change to Dong in Hanoi (is that possible or will it be converted to USD first?) 2. use bank card and pay 2.75% fee they charge to withdraw money 3. change GBP to USD in the UK - then change to Dong in Hanoi? thanks - was trying to find the answer in the money forum but no luck... ...

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Vietnam Airlines & Credit Card/Passport Name

Posted by jojo123 on 15/11/2010 at 13:14

We have a domestic flight booked with Vietnam Airlines via an agent as part of a bigger tour, and planned to book two more domestic flights with VA ourselves. But the online booking system insists that name on credit card match the name entered for the passenger. The passenger name must obviously match the passport. My problem is my passport name is in full but on both my credit cards the name is abbreviated eg. Passport: Lisa Bart Marge Simpson Credit Card: Lisa B M Simpson According to (rage ...

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how better plan the trip HCMC-Mekong-Phu Quoc ?

Posted by wildkat on 20/11/2010 at 04:14

We are arriving in HCMC from Danang about 10am. Want to get Mekong delta from the airport, then take a boat trip, find homestay, have overnight, next morning go to Rach Gia and catch the ferry to Phu Quoc at 1 pm. How long from Mekong Delta ( have no idea yet what town visit Ben Tre, Tra Vinh, Vinh Long and where stop for the overnight) to Rach Gia? What is the price for taxi from airport to Mekong Delta and next leg Mekong Delta - Rach Gia? ...

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Flooding in Hoi An

Posted by averydka99 on 19/11/2010 at 07:43

Hello Everyone, Wanted to post an update to let everyone know Hoi An is flooded, the first 2 streets up from the river are underwater, but the rains have stopped for the most part. We were in Hue 2 days ago and the river was just over the bank onto the sidewalks in some spots. It rained there at night, butnone during the day, same here in Hoi An. ...

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Mui Ne-guesthouse 10-15$ ???

Posted by monia13 on 16/11/2010 at 00:52

Hi , I am on the way to Mui Ne ...Is there anybody staying in nice,cheap guesthouse and could reccommend? I am sick of prices" from the moon" what is so common in this country .Need the room from 18/Nov/10 for 7 days...Please help! ...

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decision: Tam Coc or Van Long

Posted by liema on 16/11/2010 at 10:59

We have to decide whether to go in January for one day tour from Hanoi to Van Long or to Tam Coc Can any one help ...

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Dong Xuan Market

Posted by husun on 15/11/2010 at 16:43

Finally booked my tour to Hanoi . Was researching and kind of see this forum things to buy at Dong Xuan market. Can anyone advise. If I opted not to bring any winter clothes, backpacker bag and shoes. Is it recommended to buy all this thing in Dong Xuan market? And the price will be very "cheap". as I try not to bring some many "bulky" items, so I choose to buy it there. Any experience to share or any other place in Hanoi is worth a stroll to get all this? ...

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Need an Advice for the Midle of Vietnam !

Posted by hellentoyou on 26/10/2010 at 23:33

we plan to go to the central of Vietnam "Hue, Danang, Hoiam, Nha Trang by bus. We hear about a big storm and flood there. So if someone has been there by this temporary please give us some new and advices ! We are looking forward to hear from you ! Thank you all ! Hellen ...

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Cruise Mekong, HCMC - Can Tho or around?

Posted by jadzia on 14/11/2010 at 18:21

Hi, we are there next week and our plan is to go from HCMC through the delta (short trip, mabe 2 days) before going to Phu Quoc from Rach Gia. Our favourite idea is to cruise the Mekong, perferably overnight, maybe HCMC-Can Tho or similar. Can someone recommend a travel agent that can organize something like this individually or in small groups? I do not want to travel with the big busses with 40 fellow travellers... Any hint is appreciated. Thanks and regards! ...

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Visa on arrival - connecting flight

Posted by sanmarti on 16/11/2010 at 03:18

Hi, We are flying to Hanoi and have already received our aproval letter for the visa on arrival. But we want to take another flight from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu directly 4 hours after arriving to Hanoi airport. Question: Do we have to leave the arrival/customs area (or how is it called) in order to get our visa (and luggage)? The plan is to get the visa and our luggage (bikes) and check in directly for our flights die DBP. Don't know if this works. As well if the time span is too short for al ...

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Independent snorkeling advice

Posted by dizriz on 24/10/2010 at 13:22

We are currently in Nha Trang and have heard that Hon Mun island is good for snorkeling. We have looked at some trips from tour companies but they seem too restrictive for what we are looking for. Does anybody know if A): It is easy to get to Hon Mun Island independently from say, the dock? And : If once on the island the beaches there are good enough for snorkeling? Any advice is appreciated! ...

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