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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!

Kim Hoa Hotel - Phu Quoc

Posted by Roody82 on 7/12/2008 at 18:14

Just wondering if anyone has stayed at Kim Hoa Hotel on Phu Qouc Island? I'll looked on and its got pretty bad reviews. However, it looks like one of the only beach hotels left on Phu Quoc for the period of time I want to go. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. ...

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Hanoi or Hoi An to Luang Prabang. How hard/long/expensive???

Posted by jenniemcmartin on 9/12/2008 at 20:11

Hello to those who have traveled from Vietnam to Laos. My husband and I are in Saigon but making out way up the coast and want to eventually slide over to Laos and on to LP. Our visa expires in 12 days so we need to make a move quick but want to see Nha Trang and Hoi An for sure first before we go over into Laos. If anyone has done the trip overland and could share their story that would be awesome! Also please include if a Visa On Arrival was issued @ the boarder crossing into Laos. Thanks!!! ...

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Beaches in Dec

Posted by vietnamherewecome on 2/12/2008 at 12:50

What beach and resort would you recommend in mid/late Dec. I would love to stay at a boutique resort that is not overly pricey under $200 for about 4 days ... Mui Ne ? Nha Trang ? Phu Quoc ? Thanks! ...

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Anyone stayed at Thanh Quoc (Phu Quoc Island)

Posted by Roody82 on 4/12/2008 at 15:42

Gday, Just wondering if anyone has stayed at Thanh Quoc Hotel on Phu Quoc Island. It seems to be the only available hotel for Dec-Jan. Can't find any decent info on the web. Any advice would be greatley appreciated. Cheers, ...

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Just Back from Hanoi & Sapa

Posted by Bello on 25/11/2008 at 21:53

Good experience taking train from Hanoi train station to Lao Cai train station. Had a night in hard sleeper type. ooh.. 6 beds in a cabin. imagine that.. 2 of us sharing with 4 'strangers-friends' in a cabin. Sapa-nice weather & sceneries. however, too many sales people surrounding. Still prefer Hoian than Hanoi as the latter is more laid back & relaxing. Weather is ok. No rainy day. bello ...

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Im a bit stuck! Help would be great..

Posted by Isobel_123 on 4/12/2008 at 06:54

Hi There, I am travelling with a friend through Vietnam for a couple of weeks. We're flying into Hanoi in March and are staying there for a night, then up to Sapa for 3 nights, then to Ha Long bay for 2 days. After that we have 8 days to go down the coast, eventually we want to move through Saigon and spend a night on the mekong somewhere amazing (maybe like an flashpacker camping accom..?). Can anyone suggest where I spend my 8 days heading down the coast and ending into Cambodia?? ...

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To Sapa from Hanoi

Posted by Bello on 15/9/2008 at 21:20

Hi there, im takin flight to hanoi n goin to sapa straight. any 1 can advise on the recommended way of travellin to that location. n do i hav to sign a sapa package from hanoi n oso any gd lodgin to recommend? bell ...

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hoi an to hanoi

Posted by annalaura on 2/12/2008 at 03:05

can anyone tell me the best way to get from hoi an up to hanoi - are flights expensive/often or is a train the best idea? ...

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A week in Vietnam

Posted by Lyoungie on 30/11/2008 at 07:46

Hi, I am going to visit Vietnam for 10 days and I was wondering if anyone can recommend an itinerary? I was thinking about starting in Hanoi because flights are cheaper. I really want to see villages though, beautiful landscapes and cultural activities. Thanks for your help! ...

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Too much to see, too little time

Posted by vietnamherewecome on 2/12/2008 at 12:47

If you had to take one thing out of this itinerary what would it be.... Angkor Wat Hoi An Hanoi Nha Trang Luang Prabang Saigon We are only in this part of the world for 19 days so finding it tough to cut something but need to. ...

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Posted by vietnamherewecome on 2/12/2008 at 12:45

Any idea if this tour co is any good? We are rushing to book plans and are thinking of using them. Would love any feedback if you know about them? ...

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staying in tam coc

Posted by paapoopa on 28/11/2008 at 09:18

is there any guesthouse in tam coc? would love to stay there for a night.. ...

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Posted by scottoe on 29/11/2008 at 11:56

Is it possible to travel from SAPA, across the DIEN BIEN PHU/TAY TRANG border, to LUANG PRABANG, LAOS? If so, how might this be done and how easy/hard is it? ...

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reliable courier in Hanoi

Posted by vessg on 23/11/2008 at 04:06

Hi, i'm looking for a reliable courier in Hanoi.I need someone to receive documents from the philippines,submit them at an embassy in hanoi and then collect them back and send them to the philippines.Any suggestions who might do the job? ...

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HCMC to Hanoi - time/expense/stopovers?

Posted by mrkarlholland on 20/11/2008 at 22:11

I will be entering vietnam from Phnom Penh (how is this journey?) and heading to HCMC and then up to Hanoi. I was wondering if you have any tips on the best route north (cheapest/quickest). I am looking at flying out from Hanoi to Bangkok so would prefer not to fly. It looks a fair distance to travel in one go so any tips on places to stop over on the way would be appreciated. Thanks ...

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booking flights with Vietnam Airlines

Posted by Sarah2301 on 30/10/2008 at 04:43

Hello, I plan to fly from Luang Prabang to Hanoi on Weds 10 December and one of the options is Vietnam Airlines. I looked on their website but seems they do not have an online booking facility. Does anyone know which agents websites are authorised to sell their tickets that the airline will honour? (I am in UK). Thanks, Sarah ...

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Posted by tramline on 20/11/2008 at 15:28

Anyone have any experience of buying plane tickets or anything else from / ? I've been trying to buy domestic flights with Vietnam Airlines via this travel agent. Initially they were speedy in replying to email queries; then, after sending them credit card details (inc scan of card) they went quiet and ignored me. Then (several days later) I received E-ticket emails from the travel agent (not the airline), but the ticket no's don't check out on vietn ...

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Organising tours around Hue

Posted by MMcI on 20/11/2008 at 17:45

For those coming to Hue and planning to use local companies to arrange their tours please note that the Stop and Go Cafe has moved from 18 Ben Nghe to Tran Cao Van (either 23 or 27). Another place to consider when making bookings is Little Fish restaurant at 40 Le Loi. ...

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An Thoi islands

Posted by korbakia on 19/11/2008 at 02:30

Does anyone know how easy it is to travel to the islands? Which one is most interesting? Are they inhabited and can I stay on the islands? We will be based on Long Beach I think but would like to spend a couple of days down south. ...

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New Year's- HCMC or Nha Trang?

Posted by aajackson on 19/8/2008 at 12:12

I will be in this part of Vietnam around New Year's and wanted know which of the two- HCMC or Nha Trang would be the place to be ? ...

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