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      Hello, I'm planning on coming to Vietnam for two weeks at the end of October. The basic plan is to purchase a motorcycle in HCMC and ride to Hanoi. I'm hoping someone has done a similar trip and has some advice about which route to take and what are the "must see's" along the way. I would like to see as much of the country as possible in my two weeks.

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      border crossing to china

      Vietnam Aug 15, 2015 at 10:40 PM

      Hi there,i will have a lot of time to spare while in Vietnam,i will mainly be stationed up north while maybe flying down to Saigon for a couple of days.
      My question is,from Hanoi i would like to cross the border in to China,i have read there is a 12 hour train journey which stops in Nanning. But was wandering is it possible to catch a boat in to china,i will need to come back in to Hanoi for my Departing flight,so i will catch the train back for that. Does not really matter how long the boat will take,as i have 3 weeks before my departure out of Hanoi to KL. Also is Nanning interesting??much to do??
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      Ho Chi Minh City Aug 19, 2015 at 12:54 PM

      Is bus no 152 a decent option for getting from the international airport to downtown?How long does it take?Is it crowded?Does it wait before it is full? Is their a timetable?
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    • How much money do I need for 7 day in Hanoi

      Vietnam Aug 19, 2015 at 12:47 AM

      Hi everyone,

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    • Itinerary advice

      Vietnam Aug 25, 2015 at 5:13 PM

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      Vietnam visa

      Vietnam Aug 31, 2015 at 7:17 AM

      Less than 3 weeks now until i go to Vietnam,this will be my 5th time there,so i always pop up to London to get my Visa at the Vietnamese visa,but was wandering this time if any one has had an experience of applying online,getting an approval letter and getting the visa on arrival in Noi Bai international airport (Hanoi) is it as straight forward as it seems!
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      Best place to travel to

      Vietnam Aug 8, 2015 at 4:18 PM

      If we are in Bankok and only have 9 days extra to travel, would we wahave time and want to go to both Cambodia and Viet nam or spend mor time seeing Viet Nam? It will be at end of Jan to Feb. we don't have too many warm clothes because we live in Nicaragua.
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      Airport transportation

      Hanoi Aug 18, 2015 at 8:10 AM

      What is the best way for someone to get downtown?
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      Train travel in Vietnam

      Ho Chi Minh City Aug 18, 2015 at 8:00 AM

      I intend travelling from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang(and onwards to Da Nang) in November.
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    • 10th wedding anniversary in Vietnam

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    • Private apartment renting in Phu Quoc

      by mngoca10 Online Now May 2, 2015 at 12:26 AM

      Hi, I would like to ask whether I could rent a private apartment in Phu Quoc for 3D2N?

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      Visa On Arrival (VOA) now available in Phu Quoc

      by travelsoulja Online Now Mar 17, 2015 at 10:52 PM

      VOA is now available phuquocislandguide.com/phu-q... but can i get it if i take a boat from Kep? A tour agency in Kep told me they can take me to Phu Quoc via boat.

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      Are there fireworks in PQ for new years?

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      by tucunare Online Now Dec 9, 2014 at 1:08 AM

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      2 Answers Dec 10, 2014 at 9:02 AM
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      Island entry fee to Phu Quoc?

      by Chyan Online Now Dec 7, 2014 at 6:27 AM

      I read somewhere which says that tourists leaving the airport area of Phu Quoc have to pay island entry fee of 20000 Dong. Is it true?

      5 Answers Mar 31, 2015 at 7:10 AM
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      Motorcycles more than normal taxis in Phu Quoc?

      by Chyan Online Now Dec 3, 2014 at 1:55 PM

      Is it true that there are more motorcycles than car taxis in Phu Quoc? If so, is it advisable to bring along the hand luggage with wheels or just sling bag and shoulder bag? I am going on a trip that starts from Singapore to Phu Quoc before proceeding to Ho Chi Minh City and my final destination Vientiane.

      18 Answers Dec 28, 2014 at 9:45 AM
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      How to spend a few hours in Phu Quoc?

      by Chyan Online Now Nov 29, 2014 at 2:14 AM

      May I know what can I see in a few hours in Phu Quoc besides the new international airport of Phu Quoc? My flight arrives in Phu Quoc at 3.45 pm before leaving for Ho Chi Minh City after 7 pm. Is there any fish sauce or black pepper manufacturing centres open to tourists there?

      37 Answers Dec 5, 2014 at 4:24 AM
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      any good (and cheap) acommodation at long co beach?

      by jkhamburg Online Now Jul 14, 2014 at 11:02 PM

      We are elder People but still budget travellers. In mid of November we want to spend a ten days at Phu Quoc Island. Is there anyone else got some experience in a stay at Long co beach to give us a fingertip?

      10 Answers Dec 22, 2014 at 2:21 AM
    • Transportation from phu quoc to koh rong (cambodia)

      by Layla78 Online Now Nov 15, 2013 at 1:30 PM

      Hi there!
      Can anyone tell me if it is possible to go from phu quoc island to koh rong in Cambodia without returning to HCMC?
      I will be travelling alone and would prefer to use buses.. Or can you suggest another kind of transportation, safe enough for a woman travelling alone? Thanks in advance!!

      2 Answers Nov 16, 2013 at 2:42 AM
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      better place for family with 2-year-old for one week - Phu Quoc or Mui Ne?

      by crewrower Online Now Sep 21, 2013 at 6:22 AM

      Traveling late Jan / early Feb (the Chinese New Year). Will fly into HCMC and likely spend a couple days there. Afterwards want to spend about one week at a nice resort - ideally on the beach and with nice pool etc. Don't need a lot of adventure given the toddler. At first was looking at Mui Ne, but then thought Phu Quoc might be better since we could fly there form HCMC, and Mui Ne is a rather long bus or car trip. I know this isn't a lot of information but would appreciate your views if you have any.

      Thanks!
      crewrower

      8 Answers Nov 18, 2013 at 6:59 AM
    • bus BKK to PQC

      by NAGL Online Now May 1, 2013 at 8:50 AM

      I heard there is a bus from Phu quoc to Bangkok.with an overnight stay
      Is there also a bus from Bangkok via Kep and Ha tien including the ferry from Ha tien to PQC ?
      where does it start in BKK and where can you buy the tickets.

      3 Answers May 9, 2013 at 7:36 PM
    • Some information please?

      by Mog11y Online Now Apr 11, 2013 at 2:19 PM

      Will be in Phu Quoc in 3 weeks and we are staying at Cassia Cottage. Can someone tell me if you can walk to the night markets from here? Also my hubby & I wanted to hire a motor bike - semi or automatic . Is it better to hire one each or should I ride pillion. I have ridden in Hoi An hinterland before. Where is the best place to hire and the cost per day? Also where can I get a map to ensure that we can ride around the whole island without getting lost? Any other tips would be most appreciated.

      4 Answers Jun 3, 2013 at 9:58 AM
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      Chen Sea Resort Phu Quoc

      by 43beckos Online Now Jan 16, 2013 at 2:25 PM

      Has anybody stayed in the Chen Sea resort, is there many restaurants or bars near it, or how far is it from the town.

      Thanks Vt'rs

      4 Answers May 2, 2013 at 12:10 AM
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      Snorkeling

      by annase Online Now Oct 2, 2012 at 8:33 AM

      Hi fellow travellers. I am going to Phu Quoc for 5 nights in December and would really love to try some snorkeling whilst there. I have heard snorkeling isn't that great, but I am not too worried as long as I can see some tropical fish. I have snorkeled a few times in Thailand (Phuket) where the corals are pretty dull and dead. I have my own gear, therefore, I'd love to hear your experiences of any trips that you have organised yourselves by hiring a boat from local fishermen as well as any trips organised by companies such Phu Quoc Explorer - especially the private tours. I have spent quite a few hours online looking for information so I have a pretty good idea what to expect from John's and Rainbow Divers, which isn't necessarily what I am looking for.

      2 Answers Oct 3, 2012 at 1:26 AM
    • dogs

      by Sinniature Online Now Oct 21, 2011 at 10:54 AM

      I am planning a family trip ti Phu Quoc between end of December, beginning of January 2012. I have read some great reviews and seem to like the idea of a laid back vacation there. However, I have a phobia of dogs (and all kind of animals). How are the dogs there? Do they run wild,without leashes? Are we bothered by them at the beach, market and other public places. I also have children under 5 who are afraid of dogs. Please help!

      6 Answers Sep 9, 2012 at 6:06 PM
    • swimming in Phu Quoc

      by travelling_princess8 Online Now Oct 18, 2011 at 1:50 PM

      We will be travelling to Phu Quoc from Dec. 31, 2011 to Jan. 4, 2012. I have read reviews about the beaches in Phu Quoc that they're not all that fit to swim in (apparently there are sea lice and jellyfish that put a damper on swimming in Phu Quoc).

      As we have decided to make Phu Quoc our "tropical beach" getaway and want to spend a good chunk of time relaxing on the beach and swimming (and enjoying water sports) in the ocean, I want to ensure we can actually enjoy our time in the ocean.

      What have other VT members experienced with the ocean and swimming conditions in Phu Quoc? Is it not as ideal as I seem to have researched?

      7 Answers Dec 25, 2011 at 4:59 PM
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      Leaving Phu Quoc by plane or bus to Cambodia

      by petert51 Online Now Oct 9, 2011 at 6:40 PM

      Hi all, I'm seeking advice on whether and how I can leave Phu Quoc Island in late December to head to Cambodia and or Laos without having to go back into Ho Chi Minh. Can I assume that by going by ferry to the nearst Vietnam town I could then get overlad into Cambodia by bus etc or can I go by ferry straight into Cambodia.

      2 Answers Oct 9, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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      Phu Quoc Accom.

      by jamiepoetry Online Now Nov 15, 2010 at 8:45 AM

      Hey there, almost planned the honeymoon completely!

      Final question is for accommodation in Phu Quoc.

      Looking for beach bungalows, pref. with air con or fanned. A lovely beach to swim in. Tropical setting etc. Will be hiring bikes so isolation not a problem. Budget of up to200 US per night but very happy to spend less.

      So far Chen La Resort & Spa looks okay and The Mango Bay resort looks pretty good. I have heard good things about Freedomland but I like the idea of being on the beach.

      Thanks!!!

      9 Answers Sep 9, 2012 at 6:26 PM
    • Eating dinner

      by travelwoman65 Online Now Aug 15, 2010 at 12:10 PM

      Hello!
      I would like to know what it costs to eat an ordinary meal at a local restaurant, for example chicken?
      Thank you for your help.

      2 Answers Aug 16, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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      Weather in July?

      by redhotwax Online Now Jul 10, 2010 at 5:33 AM

      Hi all!

      I'm traveling to Phu Quoc in two weeks and wondering whether I should expect to see no sun or lazy beach days since it's officially monsoon season? Or, could we strike it lucky and have some nice days? We'll be there for a week.

      Thanks!

      2 Answers Jul 13, 2010 at 10:56 AM
    • Flights to HCMC

      by Catalina_10 Online Now Jul 6, 2010 at 12:19 AM

      I'll be travelling to Phu Quoc in November and flying from there to HCMC and then back to Europe. I've read in the internet that flights from Phu Quoc are often cancelled if there are not enough passangers or the weather is bad. Is this true? I really don't want to miss my flight to Europe, so how much time should I have for transit in HCMC?

      1 Answer Jul 6, 2010 at 3:58 AM
    • Looking for good accommodation.

      by Travel_bug123 Online Now Apr 7, 2010 at 4:30 AM

      Hi i have decided to stay and chill in Phu Quoc for 6 nights and i'm wondering if anybody has any suggestions on nice places to stay? I have a budget of up to70 dollars a night, and would love to be right on the beach if possible.

      5 Answers Apr 8, 2010 at 1:49 AM
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      Phu Quoc, Nha Trang or another destination?

      by schmechi Online Now Apr 5, 2010 at 11:12 AM

      We'll visit Vietnam next turn of the year. After a short tour (Saigon, Cu Chi, Cai Rang, Mekong delta) we want to a spend beach holiday. Which resort would you recommend? Although we want to enjoy beutiful, sandy beaches, infrastructure is very important, because we want to party at night. That's why I originally tended to go to Nha Trang. Unfortunately I researched, that late december/early January is a bad season to go there beacuse of a high chance of rain and due to lack of sun hours. Should we change our destination and go for Phu Quoc? Are there other worthwhile alternatives?

      Thanx in advance!

      4 Answers Apr 6, 2010 at 3:37 PM
    • Phu Quoc - what do other travellers think

      by holidaymad1 Online Now Jan 17, 2009 at 3:04 PM

      Hi, thinking of flying out of HCMC in Aug 09 to spend 4 or 5 nights on the island. Is it worth a visit? What is the best area to stay in for good restaurants and beaches? Looking to find a reasonable hotel that also has a swimming pool so if anyone has suggestion it would be appreciated. Any other info would be great. Thanks

      2 Answers Nov 22, 2010 at 9:23 PM
    • Hotel/bungalow with pool march 2009

      by akerlund1973 Online Now Nov 26, 2008 at 2:06 PM

      Hi you all,

      Is it at all possible to get a hotel och bungalow place with a pool for a maximum of 35USD? We'll be arriving with 2 small children and one elderly grandmother and don't want to be to unconfortabel. PLEASE help us.

      5 Answers Apr 5, 2010 at 11:47 AM
    • sihanoukville to phu quoc

      by rswincicky Online Now Nov 16, 2008 at 3:35 AM

      We are planning to go to phu quoc from sihanoukville.How do we get to Rach Gia?

      1 Answer Oct 22, 2010 at 7:25 AM
    • hotel with swimming pool

      by indochinagirl Online Now Oct 20, 2008 at 8:11 PM

      Does anyone know and can recommend a hotel/GH with a swimming pool on PQ that is not the Saigon Phu Quoc hotel?

      1 Answer Oct 21, 2008 at 12:07 PM
    • English Prem League footie watching in Phu Quoc

      by indochinagirl Online Now Oct 19, 2008 at 11:34 PM

      I am looking for a nice hotel/guesthouse in Phu Quoc that I can stay at with my family (two kids 7 and 10). I have read about many great places: Mango Bay (despite TripAdvisor's bad reviews) and Tropicana. Unfortunately none of these places have television. Are TVs in rooms an oddity in Phu Quoc?
      I need one (or at least rather close access to one) as we plan to stay over Xmas holidays and there are vital footie matches on at that time that MUST be watched.
      Does Mango Bay have a bar with a television at least..?
      If TVs in hotel rooms are not common, are there bars where games are shown that are close by hotels/guesthouses?

      Any advice/recommendations would be great.

      2 Answers Oct 20, 2008 at 8:13 PM
    • wotsitlike?

      by olivegroves Online Now Aug 9, 2008 at 7:26 AM

      never been to vietnam how much is visa and how to get there from Bangkok? is it cheap for lodgings and food and whats the night life like?

      1 Answer Aug 14, 2008 at 3:32 PM
    • Phu Quoc in October 2008

      by intrepid_m Online Now Apr 10, 2008 at 10:31 PM

      I would love to get a good sense of the weather conditions in Phu Quoc during the month of October. I hear on many info websites that the rainiest time is October, but we have planned our trip to be in Phu Quoc from October 21-25 this fall. Is that a bad plan? Should we find an alternative beach/island somewhere off the eastern coast of Vietnam to ensure better weather? Or is Phu Quoc totally worth it and is it great no matter the season?

      Also, could someone please tell me decidedly whether we should risk buying the plane tickets ahead of time and have it be canceled, or should we take the fast boat from the coast?

      Thanks in advance for any true, experienced advice.

      6 Answers May 9, 2008 at 7:47 PM