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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!

Midnight Buses to Da Lat

Posted by jacqkellie on 30/4/2010 at 16:59

Hi! We'll be arriving in Ho Chi Minh City at around 1:00am. Since we've been to HCMC several times before, we'd like to get a move on as soon as possible. To save time, I was wondering if there are any night buses on to Da Lat at this hour? For that matter, how do we purchase the bus tickets, and where in HCMC is the station? Thank you! :) Kelly ...

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Kampot/Kep to Phu Quoc - ferry?

Posted by GeorgeScott on 30/4/2010 at 15:23

Hi all, I've read both on both Travelfish and in the latest Lonely Planet guide that a Kampot/Kep to Phu Quoc ferry could be in the offing? Does anyone know if it's happened yet? Thanks, George ...

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is a transit Visa possible??

Posted by jerkface on 28/4/2010 at 12:04

I'll just be in Vietnam for 3 days for my brother's engagement. Is it possible to arrange a trip with a 3 day transit visa?? It seems like such a waste to pay for a full tourist visa. Thanks. ...

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DaLat to Pleiku

Posted by UsTwo on 22/4/2010 at 11:05

Trying to locate the inland route using Google maps, but there appears to be a few "dead ends" along the way. Has anybody done this section? Thanks for any help. ...

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Hanoi to HK ... in 19 Days

Posted by anotherlostsoul on 27/4/2010 at 13:59

I will be flying into Hanoi on 15th May and out of Hong Kong on 04th June which gives me 19 full days to explore the bits inbetween (public transport / budget hotels). What I am looking for from those who know the area, is advice on how to structure this journey; i.e. how many days where, and in which order? I appreciate this is just not enough time to explore all the region's attractions thoroughly, and getting from A to B will take time. I've narrowed things down and, if possible, I would li ...

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one week in N. Vietnam

Posted by babiguling on 26/4/2010 at 11:57

Hi Me and some friends will be in N. Vietnam for a week in july, flying into Hanoi. We want to Halong Bay for sure, any suggestions as to what else to see in a week? We plan on doing halong bay for two days. Thanks ...

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Posted by NYTim on 21/4/2010 at 23:11

Does one have to haggle in Vietnamese supermarkets or are the prices fixed? ...

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For vietnam easyriders

Posted by chickymonkey on 17/4/2010 at 18:15

Hi all, Nearly head to Vietnam and would like to do the trip with Easy Riders. Have checked out but still need more advice from all of you who have done it before. Has anyone used this Easy Riders company ? Hope to hear from you all, Cheers ...

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2 russian minsk in honoi

Posted by davidbliss on 24/4/2010 at 11:42

2 bikes 1 is the sports model and the the other is a larger model red and bronze have 2 manuels spare parts and tools cable ties and helmelts you have any questions call Chris on local nuumber 01286350591 or e-mail me hope to hear from you soon ...

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Buying flights from Ho Chi Minh city to Thailand?

Posted by mrnice88 on 22/4/2010 at 17:05

Hello everyone Im hoping to save a bit of time by maybe getting a flight from Ho Chi Minh city to Phukhet if it is possible. Ive had a search around and the flight are very expensive. I was wondering if anyone had any tips on what would be the best way to get to Phukhet from Ho Chi Minh and maybe cut down on travel and time? Any answers appreciated Many Thanks Danny ...

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Conical hats?

Posted by omnithought on 20/4/2010 at 11:32

This may be a stupid question, but perhaps it's worth asking. With the weather in Vietnam, it seems the conical hat would be rather practical. Is it seen as ridiculous if a tourist wears one? Do the Vietnamese have any stigmas regarding that? Or is it a non-issue? ...

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Favourite Hanoi eating spots

Posted by swag on 7/4/2010 at 11:39

Hi we will be in Hanoi off+on for 3 weeks this June. Both very keen on enjoying as much local fare as possible.Would love to hear of some peoples personal favourites. This could be street stalls,cafes,restaurants whatever. cheers ...

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Hanoi to Laos

Posted by jxs336 on 18/4/2010 at 05:16

does anyone know the cost to take a flight or train? and the time difference ...

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WANTED minsk in Siagon/HCMC

Posted by archie15963 on 10/4/2010 at 11:57

Hi, im looking to do a bike tour around vietnam and looking for a bike/Minsk in siagon/HCMC if anyone has one please contact me on 01686515783 (viet) or cheers ...

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Best way to Cao Bang from Hanoi?

Posted by omnithought on 16/4/2010 at 03:05

When I take my trip to Vietnam, I'd like to check out Cao Bang. I'm having a hard time finding reliable info on the best way to get there from Hanoi. I don't want to join a tour. Wondering if I should take a bus to Lang Son first, or if I can get directly to Cao Bang from Hanoi. Anyone have knowledge of modes of transportation, their cost, timeline and comfort? Thanks much! ...

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Downpouring 4 days in Sapa--What to do? Help!

Posted by Lucie27 on 15/4/2010 at 07:26

Hi all, We arrived in Sapa yesterday and went on a short tour of a village via motobikes. We planned for an extensive tour today and woke up to the streets flooded with rain--a thunderstorm! Forecast says it will rain etc. for next 3 days--we must leave in 2 to catch a plain. While we are glad that the rain with help the dry rice crop this year, we are destitute, not knowing what to do now that we are here. Please help us find an itinerary in the monsoon! Thanks, Lucie ...

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Hanoi-Halong Bay Train By Dongrim Transport

Posted by wombatfuz on 16/4/2010 at 10:31

Has anyone taken the Hanoi to Halong Bay tourist train operated by Dongrim Railway Transport Co of Korea Is it still in operation? Read on seat61 website that this train may have been discontinued. Appreciate any information on it ...

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2 days in Ho Chi Minh

Posted by travisunderwood on 6/4/2010 at 10:45

Have a 2 day lay over in Ho Chi Minh city. Any suggestions on must see/what to do? Thanks! ...

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7 weeks in SE Asia trip plan, would you change sth?

Posted by AlexBCN on 22/3/2010 at 17:40

Hi Everyone, First of all, I would like to thank Travelfish, as this website has turned out to be really useful when planning my trip, so I would like to hear any suggestions you may have on my trip plan, considering time of the year travelling, lenght of the trip... I am leaving with my partner in the 1st of July and and we are planning to spend 3/4 days in Bangkok and take the overnight North train to Laos after that, visiting Vientiane (probably a couple of days), and then head north ...

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Please check my itinerary

Posted by kitsune on 10/4/2010 at 22:18

Hello! First of all, this forum has provided me with some invaluable information in the last weeks. Thank you! I'm off next month for two months to SE Asia. I'm planning to visit Vietnam, Camboya, Laos, Thailand, Malasia y Singapur. I've finally finished my Vietnam-Camboya itinerary (although I do not know what to do next... shall I go to Laos 4000 islands? or start directly in Vientiane and then go up and then down in Thailand? Argh! Lao Airlines is soooo expensive!) Could you please check ...

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