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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!

Hanoi to Bankok flight on 21 dec to sell

Posted by thumaas on 5/12/2010 at 18:53

Hi everyone Since I changed my travel route I have an Air Asia flight from Hanoi (HAN) to Bankok (BKK) on the 21 december departing at 9:10am to offer. It includes one piece of luggage up to 15kg. The name and the date of the flight can be changed for 30 dollars. Anyone interested? ...

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Vietnam first time, 4 weeks. Tips?

Posted by Sparrk on 15/11/2010 at 10:20

Hello Me and a few friends are going to Vietnam in late december to end of january. Ifound a suggestion for vietnam in 2-3 weeks here on travelfish which I likedalot, what I dont know is how long to time to spend in each place. 1) Hanoi-> Ha Long Bay 2) Hanoi-> Hue 3) Hue-> Hoi An 4) Hoi An-> Nha Trang 5) NhaTrang -> Mui Ne 6) Mui Ne-> Ho Chi Minh City 7) Ho ChiMinh – Phu qouc Phu qouc – Sihanoukville 9)Sihanoukville – Siem Reap Is thereanyone that could give ...

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vietnam visas- get them in Korea or Bali??

Posted by MiaBritton on 5/12/2010 at 17:39

Hi, I'm off to Vietnam late Jan 2011 and need to get my visa. I'm living in South Korea at the moment and need some advice on getting the visa- has anyone got a Viet visa in Bali before? How much is it and how long did it take? We're in Bali for 10 days. Or has anyone got the visa from South Korea? What's the easiest and most convinient way to do it? Thanks! ...

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Visa and Onward travel

Posted by ChrisJenko on 8/11/2010 at 15:07

Ok so today i went to book my ticket to Ho Chi Minh from Sydney for next January and the lady at the travel agents was a little apprehensive on giving me a one way ticket, after a little coaxing finally she put it through but stated i would probably have trouble with immigration. Now I have read a heap of other posts here and on other sites where no-one has had a problem with this issue, and i would assume with 1000's of people over landing each year throughout SEA that i would have no issue w ...

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Hoi An Guesthouse (and foodie buddy)

Posted by nattitatti on 1/12/2010 at 17:02

Hi All Can anyone recommend a guesthouse (or hotel or hostel) in Hoi An ? Ive read all the posts but many are about 3 yrs old and was wondering if anyone has current recommendations? Ideally about the $10-$15 mark (or less On another note, Ive been told about a great restaurant in Hoi An called the Mango Room and was wondering if anyone wants to join me to go there. I should be in Hoi an by the weekend. Thanks for any help Nat ...

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One way ticket arriving into Vietnam

Posted by clair369 on 5/12/2010 at 08:48

Hi All, Im sure this question has been asked many times before however, I'm wondering if any one has recent experience or information they could share. I am arriving into Vietnam in early Feb 2011 on a one way ticket. I will have a bit of a look around Ho Chi Min and then head on to Siem Reap, Laos and Thailand, for an extended stay. I have travelled extensively in the region before however i have never arrived on a one way ticket or into Vietnam. As I plan to travel overland out of Vietnam I w ...

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Dong Hoi Farmstay

Posted by Drifter1dc on 18/11/2010 at 20:35

Last year I stayed at this wonderful farmstay near th Phong Nha Khe Bang area. Bich and Ben have created a great get away for people who love to go off the beaten track. If that is your cup of tea and you want a taste of rural village life in Viet Nam this is your place. Drifter ...

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Problems with catching any possible disease in Vietnam

Posted by swansil on 19/11/2010 at 07:02

Hello, I have been waiting for my graduation to come to go on a rather long trip to my beloved Vietnam, but soon after I got to know this website, I actually thought about the problem of diseases.. my immune system doesn't work anymore unfortunately and I catch diseases very easily here (in Italy), so I was wondering whether I'd probably waste time and money travelling to South-East Asia.... it is a pity though, what would any of you suggest me? ...

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So...Im going to Vietnam!

Posted by sidewinder on 24/11/2010 at 19:48

My first taste of Asia since a big trip last year...its only going to be 2-3 weeks but I'm excited. A few questions: We are going mid-late January until early Feburary. I'm aware that Tet occurs in early Feburary..I'm fully aware this might impact on our plans a bit but is travelling around still feasible during this time? Secondly, assuming the shorter period of 2 weeks, we hope to be able to travel the length of the country hopefully, stopping off in several places. We will be flying into H ...

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Drive/Fly From Ha Noi to Dien Bien

Posted by anhluc on 24/7/2009 at 23:25

Had planned to drive from Dien Bien to Sa Pa, but my wife wants a different route for exploring as we have already been to Sa Pa, and the road is passable, but not so comfortable. So, I'm thinking of flying from Ha Noi to Dien Bien and driving back or vice versa. Anyone have some experience with this route i.e. road conditions, travel time, layover points etc. It looks as if Mai Chau would be a good layover point, but is it on the more popular and most convenient route to get to Dien ...

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Vietnam & Cambodia in 9 days. Which direction and How? SR - PP - HCM - Hanoi

Posted by happyhipp0 on 30/11/2010 at 16:45

Hi, We are planning a 9 day trip to vietnam and cambodia, and would LOVE to help in the planning? 1. What direction shall we travel in (flying in from KL)? Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh city / Saigon - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap or reverse? (i.e. NORTH to SOUTH or SOUTH to NORTH) or would people recommend an alternative route? 2. How do we get between the different places? plane, train or bus? 3. I know its not long enough for a thorough visit - but is 2 days in each place reasonable? Planning to leave a ...

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Come back hometown on special occasion

Posted by onlybeu on 27/11/2010 at 11:39

I'm a overseas Vietnamese, I have gone farfrom my Vietnam hometown since childhood. Recently, I come back Vietnam, myhometown, on occasion of 1000 years Thanglong - Hanoi celebrate. It's a specialoccasion for overseas Vietnamese as me coming back hometown to reviewdevelopment of country. I and my friends (both overseas Vietnamese and foreign)set a team. We arrived in Vietnam on October 1st, meaned it's the first day ofcelebrate. Vietnam is really new and different from what I thought. It isn't ...

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Khanh Huyen hotel Catba Island

Posted by StuartG on 29/11/2010 at 04:08

Has anyone stayed at Khanh Huyen hotel, Catba Island. or know anything about the place? It's part of a KIM TOUR. Thanks, Stuart ...

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Great Tailor in Hoi An

Posted by averydka99 on 19/11/2010 at 07:56

Hello, Wanted to post my experience working with a small tailor in Hoi An. The name is T & C Cloth Shop at 14 Le Loi St. I got the recommendation from my hotel, the Nhi Trung. You will get a 10% discount if you mention the hotel referred you. I brought a copy of an athletic sleeveless shirt I wanted copied, and I choose a 2-layer wrap skirt from their selection. The bottom layer is silk, the top layer a gauzy, see-thru printed fabric I loved. I paid 20 for the shirt (of which she sewn in a s ...

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Can Tho to Saigon day tour

Posted by dganitbz on 30/11/2010 at 03:09

HI We intend to start our tour to the Mekong delta in Chau doc and finish in Saigon. I understand that it is not difficult to DIY in Chau doc and Can Tho . The first day we will visit the major places of interest in Chau doc and at the end of the day depart to Can Tho. The next early morning-Cai Rang floating market and than , on the way to Saigon, we would like to stop in Ben Tre or My Tho and visit one of the traditional villages – all at the same day. I think the second day is going t ...

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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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