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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!

tell me should I come to Sapa,Vietnam

Posted by denovia on 17/10/2012 at 04:14

I will come to Vietnam again in November. I have a week to stay here. my friend tell me Sapa is amazing. So should i come here? give me some advance ...

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Posted by robbieurch on 1/11/2012 at 21:49

Hello friends I am facing a little dilemma.I have my first backpacking trip to southeast Asia booked for march 2013 beginning in Thailand.2 days ago while surfing around the net excitedly looking for ideas for my trip I became introduced to idea of teaching English short term whilst in Vietnam and perhaps Laos,so in probably the the most rash snap decision I have ever made. I was i was sold(for quite a large sum) an advance TESOL diploma the dilemma, I am getting overcome with what I d ...

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Posted by kakakaka on 6/11/2012 at 10:19

Hi there, after my Masters I am planning a trip to Vietnam in April and it would be great if anyone else would like to come woth me as travelling alone is definitely less fun. So please, if interested let me know. ...

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crime on Phu Quoc

Posted by theglesgaboy on 2/11/2012 at 09:12

Howzitgon, Has anyone visited Phu Quoc this year and experienced an increase in crime against the visitor,thanks for any replies. ...

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Day tour from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho

Posted by teyc on 1/11/2012 at 16:39

What is a good way to travel from Ho Chi Minch City to Can Tho in a single day, while taking in the sights at Cai Be plus having boat rides. Are there tour buses that run this route? Ideally, the bus should take care of my luggage while I go on the long boat ride before taking me to Can Tho. I read somewhere that there were people who follow a tour or private driver to take them to Cai Be, then go on boat ride from Cai Be to Vinh Long, then the driver picks them and up and take them to Ca ...

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5-6 weeks in Vietnam - itinerary suggestions?

Posted by GhostOfTomJoad on 9/10/2012 at 12:30

I'm going to be in Vietnam for about 5-6 weeks in February and March 2013 (part of a 6 month trip to SEA). On a scale of most to least, i'm most interested in history and culture, and just chilling out and taking things as they come (hence why i'm spending 5-6 weeks rather than shooting through in a fortnight) and least interested in partying. I'm going from south to north and have identified the main areas along the way (HCMC, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi and Sapa). What other places are wo ...

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Mekong Delta during TET

Posted by sportie23 on 23/10/2012 at 14:07

My girlfriend and me we want to visit the mekong delta in february 2013. We think about vinh long, can tho, sa dec, ha tien: some days after tet (15.02 - 18.02) or during tet 07-11.02.2013. > Are transport (local bus etc.) a problem? > Can we find local accommodation? > What will be with swimming markets? Are they closed? or is it better to stay one week later (26.02-29.02)? Sorry for the questions. But I have a little bit fear that we do not see "the original" vietnam dur ...

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Arriving at Ho Chi Minh City at midnight

Posted by LGR_2010 on 7/4/2010 at 08:33

That's kinda what you get with some of the budget airlines I guess. I'll be flight out of Manila in Sept (on the 6th) at about 11pm MNL time. And will arrive in HCMC at 12.40am. I was wondering if there are still taxis and (if they are safe) buses at this time that go to District 1. Pls. help! Any info would be great. (It's the same case for my trip back to Manila from Bangkok - my flight leaves Bangkok at midnight) Thanks, LGR ...

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vietlong travel agent- has anybody dealt with them

Posted by jaam on 31/7/2011 at 09:29

I am looking at booking some trips with Vietlong travel agent. Has anybody had any experience with them? ...

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Hanoi/Ha Long Bay/Sapa doable weather-wise in November/december?

Posted by Seba on 28/9/2009 at 20:48

Hi, I was planning to spend around 10 days in Northern Vietnam (Hanoi/Ha Long Bay cruise/ Sapa trekking)with two possible time frames: 1) beginning-mid November 2)end November-beginning of December But when looking at the weather charts of Northern Vietnam on this site, it appears that any two of these periods would actually be quite bad (lower temperatures, and highest rainfall of the year). So my question is: would going to Northern Vietnam around that period of the year not be a go ...

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2 weeks in Vietnam

Posted by LoudFish on 27/9/2012 at 09:30

Hey everyone, A friend and I are going to Vietnam for 2 weeks and I wanted to know how safe it is for 2 women to travel around the country. Is there something we should look out for? Also I wanted to know about payment and ATMs in Vietnam. I have a MasterCard form Tuxedo prepaid, will I be able to use it at ATMs etc.? Thank you! Jessica ...

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look after bar manager hoi an

Posted by denisoi on 27/10/2012 at 23:14

I am Denis 'I open one nice bar in hoi an since 2 years , now I must to go to Laos . So I need manager ,I accept the beginner ! See you ...

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buy airline ticket before obtaining visa letter? Or?

Posted by cynthiawinn on 4/10/2012 at 12:20

Hi all, is it better to have an airline ticket in hand before applying on line for travel visa in Vietnam? Or? Thanks. ...

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Sinh Tourist Mui Ne

Posted by NYTim on 9/10/2012 at 14:16

Hi peeps, I am meeting a friend in Mui Ne later this year. We plan to meet where the Sinh Tourist bus from HCMC ends up. Can anyone tell me the address or some landmarks I can use for navigation and meeting my buddy? Cheers NYTim ...

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Day trips in Sapa & Time in Hanoi

Posted by Benno on 13/2/2012 at 02:45

Hi, As the days move, so do they travel plans, damn you work..... We plan to spend 4D3N in SAPA (is this too long?) and was wondering whether there are any day tours that can be done from the town. We would like to stay at hotel 'X' and do regular day trips to the surrounding area(s) whilst returning to the hotel at the end of the day. If so, are there any recommendations on tour agencies that people have had positive experiences with or are the hotel ones generally reliable if not a tad more ...

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What is the best time to visit Sapa for better scenery and weather that is not wet ?

Posted by greensky on 1/10/2012 at 04:14

I plan to travel to Sapa , but I don't know the best time to visit Sapa for better scenery and weather that is not wet. Please for me some suggestion ...

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Hanoi to Hue

Posted by annie101 on 22/9/2012 at 19:28

Hi. We're a family of 3 spending 12 days in Vietnam and Cambodia in December, which I now realise is nowhere near enough! We were planning to take overnight train from Hanoi to Hue and spend 3 nights there before flying from Da Nang to Siem Reap. It seems that the most spectacular scenery on the train journey is between Hue and Da Nang though, so i'm now wondering if we'd be better to fly Hanoi to Hue, and then take train Hue to Da Nang the day we leave (it's a late afternoon flight). Any ...

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North to south Vietnam itinerary. Thoughts please

Posted by Brooker6139 on 4/10/2012 at 12:37

My partner and I have 28 days to travel from north to south Vietnam. Were very new to backpacking and have never done anything like this before. This is our first time to Vietnam so would like as much information as possible. So far our itinerary is as follows- Day 1 - Arrive in Hanoi (booked) Day 2 - relax in Hanoi (booked) Day 3 - 2 day 1 night trip around ha long bay (booked) Day 4 - Travel back to Hanoi, arrive back around 4pm. Day 5 - Travel to sapa stay for a 2 day 1 night stop over ...

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Current Weather in Vietnam

Posted by CoCo09 on 23/9/2009 at 16:48

Hi, I will be in Vietnam from next week onwards. I am keeping an eye on the weather forcast for the next 6-10 days. Every location says it currently has scattered thunder storms and rain... Is anybody over there at the mo, and if so how often during the day is it raining? Cheers. Co ...

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Sim cards in Vietnam?

Posted by bc3000 on 29/4/2009 at 22:29

Hi, I was just wondering what the best sim card was for calling abroad in Vietnam. I have a Mobifone one at the moment but I seem to run out of credit really quickly! Is there a time of day that's cheaper or something maybe? ...

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