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    • Choose what if i wanna use telephone in Vietnam?

      Vietnam 13 hours ago

      Hi guys

      Coming to vietnam 4 months today for our honeymoon and can't wait! i will be in Viet nam next month

      Choose what mobile telephony operator if i wanna use telephone in Vietnam?? Are we able to use mobile internet easily in Vietnam?

      Thank you

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      airport to Hanoi

      Vietnam Mar 26, 2014 at 4:50 AM


      What is the best mode of transport from Hanoi airport to Hanoi old town.



    • What to wear

      Tra Vinh Apr 12, 2014 at 12:24 PM

      What should a male wear in this far south area during may? I will be traveling through small villages in this area

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      I will need a place to live for 3 months in Hoi An

      Ho Chi Minh City Apr 6, 2014 at 5:22 AM

      Hello... i would like to know if anyone can recommend a site or have information on the best way to find a studio or one bedroom apartment in Hoi An for a few months... we are budget conscious and must have internet for our online work... would like to be in a good location within walking distance to cafes, shops, and center.
      Thank you in advance

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      Silk sleeping bag liners?

      Vietnam Mar 20, 2014 at 2:41 PM

      I remember reading about these awhile ago. Wondering if anyone out there can tell me where to buy them, how much I can expect to pay for them and if they are worth buying, quality etc....

      Also, must see's while in HCM??

      Best place to head to for a short 2 day jaunt out of HCM and back??? Suggestions?

      Heading there in April May for a week


    • Safe beaches/swimming in Phan Thiet locality

      Vietnam Yesterday

      After travelling around vietnam we will be looking for a beach location for our last week, we will have our 9 year old with
      Us and we are looking for a nice beach location in and around phan thiet. Most importantly it must be safe for us to swim and not get battered by kite surfers etc. we have not booked our resort yet so are available for suggestions as to where might be best.

      Any information would be greatly appreciated, thanks

    • Safe/good beaches

      Phan Thiet Apr 14, 2014 at 5:29 AM

      After travelling around vietnam we will be looking for a beach location for our last week, we will have our 9 year old with
      Us and we are looking for a nice beach location in and around phan thiet. Most importantly it must be safe for us to swim and not get battered by kite surfers etc. we have not booked our resort yet so are available for suggestions as to where might be best.

    • How much do we need to spend?

      Ninh Binh Apr 1, 2014 at 6:34 AM

      How much do we need to spend if we will travel 4days 3nights? We are planning to go there by November this year is also the best time of the year to there in ninh nibh?

    • Local's experiences

      Vietnam Mar 23, 2014 at 9:03 PM

      Hey guys, planning for a trip to Viet in about 2 months time. Gotta be spending around 2 weeks there. Kinda looking for more local experiences as most of the content out there are touristy stuffssss :(...came across this website which claimed to be focusing on only local will be good if someone can tell me if it's good, or if anyone has any other alternative suggestion? :D

    • Tour in Hue

      Vietnam Mar 20, 2014 at 7:54 PM

      What is the tourism trends in Hue?

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      Travel in May and June.

      Vietnam Apr 9, 2014 at 12:02 PM

      I'll be traveling at the end of May and beginning of June. I understand that due to the length of the country the weather is quite different in the North versus the South. Can someone tell me which part of VN it's more desirable to travel in? Also, is this the "off" season still in VN, or will it be packed with tourists?

      Thank you, Grant

    • travelling from ho chi minh to phan thiet

      Phan Thiet Mar 29, 2014 at 9:42 PM

      Hi, my plane gets into ho chi minh at around 7pm, considering what i hear it can take a fair few hours to get to phan thiet, what transport options do i have? can i get a train?


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      Help With an Ao Dai?

      Ho Chi Minh City Mar 26, 2014 at 6:25 PM

      Hi, I'm in Viet Nam for the next month, and I'm dying for an Ao Dai. Should I try to get one while I'm in HCMC, or is it better to have one made in a smaller town? If it is better to have one made here, in HCMC, is there anyone who would like to come help me pick out fabric and meet with a tailor? I just got in yesterday, and my Vietnamese is nil. I would really appreciate the help, and it would be fun to meet some local ladies!!

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      Hanoi Mar 26, 2014 at 1:54 PM

      Hi all have asked a couple of questions about Vietnam for our 2015 hols... Not sure if this has been covered, so will ask again as we are desperate to go to Halong Bay
      Is mid February a good time to visit Hanoi and Halong Bay.... We are desperate to visit Halong but only really at the best time....
      Will it be chilly in the morning and evening in Hanoi and Halong, will it be misty / rainy / windy.....
      We do appreciate that nobody can forecast the weather but it would be useful to have first hand experience of previous weathers in Feb..... We have checked the various web sites on climate and weathers in the area and are tempted to go further south.... Please somebody advise us that Feb is a good time to go.....
      Heres hoping

    • Travel from Ho chi Minh to Dalat and return

      Da Lat Mar 23, 2014 at 10:43 PM

      What is the best and easiest way to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Dalat and return.Spending less than a week in South Vietnam

    • Family Suite

      Hoi An Apr 14, 2014 at 9:01 PM

      We are a family of 4 with two adult children. Is there any accommodation that has 2 or 3 bedroom suits?

    • Halong Bay Overnight Cruise

      Hanoi Apr 5, 2014 at 2:03 AM

      What are the reliable/honest companies that offer this cruise?
      How much will it cost per person?
      Any important reminders about schedules, fees, behavior?

    • How much do we need to spend?

      Ninh Binh Apr 1, 2014 at 6:34 AM

      How much do we need to spend if we will travel 4days 3nights? We are planning to go there by November this year is also the best time of the year to there in ninh nibh?

    • Female First Time Traveller to Vietnam

      Ho Chi Minh City Apr 7, 2014 at 9:24 PM

      Hi i am a first time traveller to vietnam HCMC late may, is it safe for female and i am staying in Bui Vien St late around 8.40pm would anything be open for me to explore nearby and meet backpackers, expats and locals alike wanting to meet new people and just relax and people watch. also what is the safest cheapest and quickest way to get from airport to bui vien??

    • Visiting during august

      Hanoi Mar 28, 2014 at 11:32 PM

      I will be traveling with a 1year and 9 months baby. Do you think it will be hot as hell or maybe a little fresh as it is close to september? Is it a safe place dor traveling with a baby? Thank you!

    • How to get a bus from Halong Bay back to Vietnam?

      Vietnam Mar 22, 2014 at 1:53 AM

      Hi everyone,
      am in desperate need of help. Does anyone know the exact details of what bus to get from Halong Bay back to Hanoi? Please can you tell me where to get the bus from and what times it departs? There are many forums explaining how to get to Halong Bay but this is not the problem, its Halong Bay to Hanoi that i am struggling to work out.
      Would really appreciate the help!

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      Airport to Hanoi

      Hanoi Mar 26, 2014 at 5:15 AM


      What is the best cheapest mode of transport between Hanoi airport and Hanoi old town


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      5 days in HCMC

      Ho Chi Minh City Mar 29, 2014 at 9:13 AM

      Hey there :)

      I'm from Ha Noi and will be in HCMC for several days for a business trip. Do you have any recommendations for places to visit, foods to eat when I have limited time in the city? (I will have to work from 9 a.m until 6 p.m, so I can just discover the city in the evening).

      And are there any big events happening from 18th to 22rd April?

      Your opinions and comments would be greatly appreciated!

      By the way, I would love to catch up with people whilst I'm staying there so if anyone wants to catch up for a coffee, a sightsee, anything really let me know :)


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      Obtaining Cambodia visa em HCMC

      Ho Chi Minh City Mar 25, 2014 at 11:16 AM

      So, I will be in Ho Chi Minh from Friday to Sunday, and I am trying to understand if it's possible to get a same day visa for Cambodia in a consulate. Yes, I know about the e-visa, I am just not fond of the concept. Yes, I know there is VOA in land borders, I am just not sure if the secondary bus company connecting Can Tho with PP will let me board without a visa and, of course, if I take care of it in the consulate that means least chances of "troubles" dealing with the border staff.

    • Da Nang city or Hoi An

      Da Nang Mar 25, 2014 at 11:03 AM

      Hello, I have one day and night in this area at the end of April after much travelling up the coast of Vietnam and just wondered if anyone could please advise if I should stay in Hoi An or in Da Nang city? Many thanks!

    • Visiting Sa Pa

      by wenbinchin Online Now Dec 17, 2013 at 7:27 PM

      I will be visiting Sa Pa on this coming Saturday (21 December 2013) and i know that Sa Pa is snowing right now, I'm wondering whether suitable for me to visit Sa Pa and any special preparation that i need to do?

      3 Answers Jan 4, 2014 at 9:27 PM
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      Train travel

      by lenardt Online Now Aug 22, 2012 at 3:15 AM

      Can someone please tell me how long the beds are on the overnight soft sleeper train from Hanoi to Sapa? I am 6'3' tall and fairly large build.

      4 Answers Aug 22, 2012 at 7:34 PM
    • What is best weekend tour package to Sapa

      by linpaau Online Now Feb 13, 2010 at 2:01 AM

      We are 4 people that want a weekend trip to Sapa from Hanoi. We would like to see markets, ethnic villages and scenery, but some of us cannot manage uphill trekking or too long walking (about 45 minutes is OK, if not difficult). We would like to arrange it in advance over the internet. Which tour operator and which tour would people recommend - there seem to be so many!!



      1 Answer Feb 13, 2010 at 2:50 AM
    • visiting Sa Pa

      by kyleaz Online Now Jan 15, 2010 at 12:03 AM

      I think that we missed a lot in Sa Pa. What all do most people see? Our guide never showed us the water fall at one of the hill tribes. A local girl offered to show it to us but I didn't know how much time we had.
      We plan on going back.

    • Is it worth goiong to Sapa for one day?

      by latitudep Online Now Oct 2, 2009 at 5:19 PM

      We are thinking of going to Sapa on the overnight train, spending the day, probably a Saturday and then back on the overnight train. Could we plan a motorbike tour on the spot or should we organise it beforehand? ..or just spend the day at the markets?

      7 Answers Oct 3, 2009 at 4:06 PM
    • January in Sapa

      by chrislib Online Now Aug 5, 2009 at 3:37 AM

      We can only visit Sapa in January - is it worth it or will the weather make it a waste of time?

      4 Answers Aug 11, 2009 at 3:57 PM
    • ComfortableTrain to Sapa

      by DT2527 Online Now Feb 13, 2009 at 12:00 AM


      I will be traveling with a buddy from Hanoi to Sapa. We will like to book a 2 berth soft cabin for a comfortable ride. I note that there are quite many different train companies to choose from and am wondering any of you guys have experience with or recommendation for one that provides relatively new and comfortable train and 2-berth cabin. Victoria Express is out of the question as I understand it is exclusive for its hotel guests.

      Appreciate any assistance!

      2 Answers Feb 14, 2009 at 12:19 AM
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      Advices needed for Sapa Trip

      by marcus_gsh Online Now Dec 30, 2008 at 10:13 PM


      i plan to visit Sapa 4D3N, 3rd week of Jan 09, just myself.
      Any travel agency recommended? price range?
      should I prebook online first or book thru Hanoi hotel?
      How is the weather there?


      7 Answers Jan 4, 2009 at 7:32 AM
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      Malarya in Sa Pa

      by Jontxu Online Now Jun 25, 2008 at 6:49 AM


      I am going to Sa Pa late september, I would like to know if there is any malarya risk, to get some tablets with me or not.



      1 Answer Jun 25, 2008 at 11:20 PM
    • Advice needed

      by jharness Online Now May 11, 2008 at 11:43 AM

      We are arriving in Hanoi on July 25th and after afew days there would like to visit Sa Pa. Please could you help with our questions?

      1. what the weather would be like
      2. what type of clothing would be best
      3. Should we book the overnight train from Hanoi before we leave England.
      4. should we book an organised tour before we leave England or can we do it from Hanoi when we arrive?
      5. Any suggestions as to how long we should stay in Sa Pa?

      Thank you for your help in anticipation

      4 Answers Jun 25, 2008 at 11:29 PM
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      Bus service from Sapa to Hanoi

      by kengsiriwat Online Now Feb 18, 2008 at 9:55 PM

      I have a limited time in Hanoi for weekend. I would like to visit Sa Pa by train on Friday night. And I need to back to Hanoi by Sunday evening. Is there a bus or other trasportation from Sa Pa to Hanoi on Sunday ?

      2 Answers Feb 19, 2008 at 9:04 PM
    • Markets in sapa

      by rungtip Online Now Nov 16, 2007 at 3:04 AM

      Hi everyone,

      Is there anyone know about markets info in sapa or area nearby, So far i have info on Bac Ha, Muong Hon and Coc Ly but i don't know if where is located.please enlighten me?

      Many thanks

      3 Answers May 14, 2008 at 12:28 AM
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      by JohanIsWeg Online Now Oct 27, 2007 at 11:36 PM

      Visiting Sapa end of February. Different tours offer a variety of trek options. I've identified the following villages: Cat Cat Village, Ta Phin, Giang Ta Chai (is that the same as Lao Chai?), Y Linh Ho, Hau Thao, Su Pan, Ta Van, Nam Keeng, Ban Ho, Cau May, Nam Toong, Nam Ken, Mi Son and Than Phu.
      My questions are:
      1. Have I missed out any?
      2. Which ones are in the cannot-miss category? (which are the best from a scenic and cultural perspective?)
      3. Which village would offer the best home-stay experience?
      Would appreciate any advice, recommendations, ideas.

      5 Answers Feb 2, 2008 at 1:06 PM

      by dotty58 Online Now Sep 15, 2007 at 2:49 PM

      What will be the expected weather at the end of October, will the rice fields be green? What would the best out of the way treks and markets be?

      Suggested attire for this area?

      2 Answers Oct 7, 2009 at 3:29 AM
    • Free Lanche Tour Guide Contact

      by ikira Online Now Aug 4, 2007 at 7:31 AM

      Hi Vts,

      I need your s to help this time
      My pre book tour guide in sapa has cancelled my booking last minutes.
      I need to find replacement for that.

      Can anyone provide me with some contacts.
      If cant get the tour guide, please kindly advice on the budget tour operator for the tour..



      2 Answers Aug 4, 2007 at 12:48 PM
    • Please advise the rent for motocycle in Sapa.

      by newhanoian Online Now Jul 26, 2007 at 1:46 AM

      I'm going to Sapa next month with a freind. Anyone here know how much is the price for renting a motorbike with driver / day? Or is there any other suggestion? How about a car with driver? I need to find transportation as I'm not going on a package..
      your response will be much appreciated. Thanks!

      1 Answer Jul 29, 2007 at 7:44 PM
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      Sapa in December

      by babiangel210 Online Now Dec 12, 2006 at 7:28 PM

      hey guys,

      my friend and I will be up in Hanoi and hoping to go to Sapa late december... does anyone have any tips, suggestions, comments ... anything?

      thanks thanks

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      beyond sapa

      by AnnPuddu Online Now Apr 17, 2006 at 2:59 AM

      i will be in hanoi at the beginning of may and would like to go on up to sapa and the highlands...i guess i can take the train or fly to sapa and would appreciate recommendations for really out-of-the-way places to visit from sapa...i can hire a car and guide if necessary...would like to see areas that are not visited by hordes of tourists. i have been teaching in danang for three months and really appreciate the scarcity of tourists here (as compared to hoi an and hue). thanx...

      6 Answers Apr 23, 2006 at 8:43 AM
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      Sa Pa in April / May

      by KY13 Online Now Feb 6, 2006 at 6:58 AM

      Hi guys,

      We r planning a trip to Sa Pa sometime April / May. Could you tell us what the weather would be like around that time? Also, whats the best way to travel from hanoi to Sa Pa and how long does the trip take?

      Thanks in advance

      2 Answers Apr 3, 2011 at 2:39 PM
    • Sa Pa, Vietnam, weather averages

      by c.trevor Online Now Jan 4, 2006 at 2:42 AM

      Can anyone give us the Jan/Feb average temps for sa pa please, trevor

      3 Answers Jan 6, 2006 at 9:17 PM