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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!

Footprint travel

Posted by manxie on 6/10/2006 at 00:53

Has anyone used Footprint travel agent for any tours?? ...

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APEC Summit in Hanoi?

Posted by halu on 3/10/2006 at 23:35

I've heard that there is going to be an APEC summit in Hanoi in late Oct or early Nov. Does anyone know if (or know how to find out if) the Hanoi airport will still be in operation? I'm planning on flying Vientiane - Hue, so I'd need to stop-over in Hanoi. Any info is appreciated! ...

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VietNam Airlines Domestic Fares

Posted by DakLak on 23/9/2006 at 04:42

VietNam Airlines web site is currently down as it tries to figure how to sell on-line. The following is a list of internal fares valid as of 2006SEP01. FROM________TO_______________FREQUENCY_COST HAN (Ha Noi). . DAD (Da Nang) . . . . 3 flt/day . 82/60 HAN . . . . . . . . DIN (Dien Bien Phu) .1 flt/day . 35 HAN . . . . . . . . HUI (Hue) . . . . . . . . 2 flt/day . 82/60 HAN . . . . . . . . NHA (Nha Trang) . . . 3 flt/day . 95 HAN . . . . . . . . SGN (Saigon). . . . . . 8 ...

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Vietnam Airlines (VN) to start online ticketing in 2006 November

Posted by DakLak on 21/9/2006 at 16:27

VietNam Airlines has stated: Booking tickets through the InterNet is set to be made available for Master Credit and Visa card users from 2006 October. Passengers can reserve tickets through the web site < > and would receive e-mail verification following the purchase. Vietnam Airlines (VN) to start online ticketing in 2006 November. ...

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Vietnam during Tet

Posted by Saul on 18/9/2006 at 19:45

Greetings all, this is my cherry-popping travelfish post! I am travelling to Thailand in late January/February next year. After some time in Thailand and a stop in Siem Reap to see Angkor, I was hoping to see a little bit of Northern Vietnam. Due to logistics and the need to fit in with others, I can only visit Vietnam towards the end of my trip- that is from about 16th February, which I understand is the time of the Tet festival. I had planned to spend about 9 days in Vietnam, comprised o ...

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from hanoi to HCM

Posted by brinner on 7/9/2006 at 11:03

Hi, We arrive in Hanoi this Saturday (09th Sept) and are travelling down the coast to HCM. We were wondering if we should do it ourselves or take a tour? We were thinking of doing it ourselves. We have 2.5 - 3 weeks to go down the coast. We were thinking of stopping at the following places: Hanoi to Halong Bay Hue Hoi An Nha Trang Mui Ne HCM Does anyone recommend anywhere else to stop or is this fine? Also what time allocation would people suggest for these places? Your comm ...

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domestic air travel in Vietnam

Posted by anthony on 16/9/2006 at 09:28

Hi, Where can I find some information about cheap domestic air fares in Vietnam thanks ...

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What type of money/cheques needed for 1 month travelling?

Posted by ruten on 6/9/2006 at 22:04

Hi! We're going to Vietnam in a few weeks, and will be staing there for apprx 4 weeks. How much money is needed for this stay? US Dollars, how much and in what bills? $1, $5, $ 10?? Travellers cheques? Visa? Mastercards? Euro?? Is it difficult to get money out of ATM's, and where can they be found? Is Dong usable for everything, or is it an advantage to have dollars? Will be travelling from HCMC to Hanoi along the coast, and back again... Regards Rune ...

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Kicking around in the Delta

Posted by somtam2000 on 11/8/2006 at 14:05

I'm off to Saigon and the Delta tomorrow for about two weeks -- down through Tra Vinh, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Rach Gia, Hon Chong, Ha Tien, Phu Quoc and a few other spots along the way. If anyone's in the region and wants to meet up for a coupla 333's drop me a message in this thread. Have fun! ...

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help would be much appreciated!!!

Posted by alexrobinton on 11/9/2006 at 17:07

traveling for eight days in vietnam. flying into hanoi, leaving from saigon. would love a beach recommendation and somewhere along the mekong as well. we're on a tight budget and would love hostel recommendations! thanks! ...

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Phu Quoc Island and other Mekong Delta coverage added

Posted by somtam2000 on 6/9/2006 at 12:30

Just to let you know we've added in most of our new Mekong Delta coverage, including a bunch of pics from the lovely Phu Quoc Island. You can see the photos here: Phu Quoc Island photo gallery. ...

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Visa for Vietnam

Posted by brinner on 5/9/2006 at 13:11

Hi, We are currently in Viang Veng and are travelling to Vientiane. We have read that it takes 4 days to get a visa for Vietnam from here. However, we are flying from Vientiane to Hanoi, so is if possible to get it on arrival? Cheers Brian. ...

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Bus or Boat from Phnom Penh to HCMC

Posted by cambodiachris on 3/9/2006 at 13:07

Hi Folks, My mom is coming to visit my wife and I in PP, and we're planning to go to HCMC for a couple days. What is the most painless way to do that? Thanks for the help! Chris ...

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Tet Festival 2007

Posted by whitecat on 5/9/2006 at 17:41

Hi I'm travelling to Vietnam in February next year, and I've seen quite a few mentions of the Tet Festival. I'm having trouble working out exactly what date it begins on, and how long it goes for. I've seen both February 18th and 22nd mentioned. What sort of impact does it have on the tourist industry? I'll be in Ho Chi Minh City around that time, flying out on the 21st. I'd love to be there to see what its all like. This site is great! ...

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Multi entry visa

Posted by packedbags on 6/9/2006 at 01:16

We will be in Vietnam in Dec/Jan. We are flying into Hanoi and out of Saigon but were thinking about a side trip to Siem Reap. We do not yet have our Visa and were wondering if anyone knows how expensive a multi entry visa in (so that we can get back to catch our flight home). ...

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Posted by Kristi on 4/9/2006 at 13:15

Hey guys, I am after any information about tour groups from Hanoi incorporating Sapa. I'll be travelling on my own, so a maybe a company that is similiar to an 18-35's type? Any recommendations would be very much appreciated! Cheers, Kristi ...

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VietNam: Independance Day, Saturday 2006 SEP 02

Posted by DakLak on 2/9/2006 at 01:10

Today is VietNam's Independance Day so travellers might notice a slight degradation is some services as everyone celebrates. Diplomats, especially the gang at 235 Dong Khoi Street, are never known to miss yet another day off, may well take Monday off as well - in lieu of Saturday, which will affect consular services. Things should be back to normal on Tuesday. ...

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Flooding in the Mekong Delta

Posted by chunk79 on 1/9/2006 at 10:10

Hi travelfishers, Has anyone been through the delta in the last couple of weeks since the flooding has begun? We are in Cambodia at the moment and were planning do do a slow trip through the delta before meeting friends in Saigon. I am wondering if it is still possible/worthwhile to do this trip at the moment (the BBC claims that 90% of the area is under water) or are we better to spend more time in Cambodia and get the bus straight from PP to Saigon? Any thoughts? ...

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Youth Travel IN VIET

Posted by paperpeace on 15/7/2006 at 16:14

Hi i'm going to be in Vietnam in feb 2007 and I was wondering if any of you could recomend any good hostel/hotels/b+bs where I would meet othr young travellers? thanks ...

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Best Beaches in Vietnam

Posted by iprocure2k5 on 28/8/2006 at 22:41

Travellers - Looking for recommendations for the best beaches in Vietnam and also hotel recommendations. A few notes, I will be travelling with my family (2 parents in their 60's) and my brother, and my budget is preferably around USD $50/night. Thanx in advance for all recommendations. ...

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