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      Da Nang Yesterday

      Is there any where I could possibly rent a few jet skis?

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      airport to Hanoi

      Vietnam Mar 26, 2014 at 4:50 AM

      Hi

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

      Thanks

      Sean

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    • 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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    • Safe beaches/swimming in Phan Thiet locality

      Vietnam Apr 17, 2014 at 1:54 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.

      Any information would be greatly appreciated, thanks

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    • 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.
      Thanks

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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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    • 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?

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    • 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 http://www.globehop.co/ which claimed to be focusing on only local experiences..it will be good if someone can tell me if it's good, or if anyone has any other alternative suggestion? :D

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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

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    • 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?

      Cheers
      Celia

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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,, HALONG IN FEBRUARY

      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
      poepat

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    • 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

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    • 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?

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    • 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?

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    • 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?

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    • Preparing for June Vietnam Trip

      Hanoi Apr 19, 2014 at 8:41 AM

      Hello. My husband and I are taking our 11 and 13 year old to Vietnam in June. I am trying to prepare for a couple of things.

      1. The heat in June.
      2. Avoiding stomach issues.
      3. Types of shoes that will allow us to stay cool and also comfortable. Are tennis shoes a good option?

      Any advice from travelers during the summer months?

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    • 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??

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    • 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!

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      Airport to Hanoi

      Hanoi Mar 26, 2014 at 5:15 AM

      Hi

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

      Thanks

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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 :)

      Regards,
      Linh

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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.

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    • Choose what if i wanna use telephone in Vietnam?

      Vietnam Apr 18, 2014 at 11:08 AM

      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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    • 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!

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    • clothing to take to sapa in mid feb 2014

      Sapa Feb 14, 2014 at 10:07 PM

      we are 2 ladies in your early 60't travelling to Sapa we are staying in a hotel and trekking out every day, what clothes should we take i am leaving next week for 4 days, taking the train up from Hanoi.

      4 Answers Mar 20, 2014 at 9:53 PM
    • Sapa- Bac Ha and back - how could I make this day most enjoyable?

      Bac Ha Jan 22, 2014 at 4:19 PM

      I am planning to go on a 3-day (2 nighs) Sapa-region tour ending up in Bac Ha market on a Sunday. My problem is that the tour company whose services I may buy for this 3-day trip, 185 dollars) seems to offer only and exclusively a bus transfer from Sapa to Bac Ha leaving me there ( which is allright) and then back to the Lao Chi railway station. The idea of getting there by a non-tourist bus ( more than 3 hours) visiting the market, maybe another three hours ( if the bus schedule lets me do so) and driving back directly to the railway station only to spend another 2-3 hours waiting at the station for the Hanoi-bound night train is not attractive enough. I guess I rather prefer to buy a compact one-day tour from Sapa to Bac Ha with another company that leaves earlier in the morning for the market and offers some activities for the afternoon after the market visit. Possibly a small group tour , as I do not feel rich enough to pay for a one person private tour. any suggestions, please??? Or maybe any suggestions for a RELIABLE , completely different tour company who could where I could buy a complete 3-day package tour including the market? Thanks a lot. anna

      6 Answers Feb 14, 2014 at 3:33 AM
    • Visiting Sa Pa

      Sa Pa 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
    • safety in vietnam

      Sapa Sep 16, 2013 at 12:44 PM

      Hi- I will be traveling by train to sapa with my 10 year old daughter in Novemeber, from Hanoi. If you read the government websites, and visit your "travel health specialist" you get the idea that horrible diseases and risks are everywhere! We both got our Hep A and TDP and are up to date on the regular vaccines, but Typhoid/JE/ maleria??? How many (relatively careful) tourists
      actually suffer from these sicknesses after a week or 2 in Sapa- or 3 1/2 weeks (in our case) in the country, sticking mainly to the beach and large towns, cities ? I am also wondering about train travel down the coast in November- is that safe? Thank you- ( i want to say that before i started traveling with a kid- these kinds of things never crossed my mind- parenthood has made me more careful- maybe they should call it par(anoid)enthood!!!!

      12 Answers Sep 27, 2013 at 12:09 AM
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      best train from hanoi to sapa

      Sapa Oct 6, 2012 at 9:03 PM

      i will be travelling from hanoi to sapa around 25th november 12. there appears to be a number of train carriage and i was wondering which is the best other than Victoria. also what is the weather like then? cold? there is a lot of references to trekking around sapa. i am not the fittest being an office worker are the walks steep or gradual rises.

      5 Answers Aug 6, 2013 at 7:17 AM
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      Train travel

      Sa Pa 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
    • A long shot - lost/stolen camera

      Sapa Apr 22, 2011 at 11:05 PM

      Hey...

      I know this is a longshot but I stupidly left my camera in one of the bar/shops on the ascent from Cat Cat to Sapa (literally one of the last shops before you reach the first hotels at the bottom of Sapa}.

      It was a Panasonic Lumix TZ10 (or maybe TZ8 - I forget!}. I returned to the bar 40 minutes later and as expected the camera had gone. The owner asked some of the kids who frequent the place whether they had seen it - one of the children couldn't look me in the eye when this was being explained and I am certain one of the kids there knows its whereabouts.

      Anyway if any of you kind souls are offered a panasonic camera that still has pictures on it (I am wearing a white t-shirt with "scottish widows" written on the front, my girlfriend a plain white t-shirt}, please take the camera and I will refund your costs and some!

      I have about 7 weeks worth of pictures on there, only backed up half. I am obviously devastated to lose the pictures ( I really dont care about the camera, I would gladly take just the memory card back} and don't hold much hope of seeing them again but thought I should try every avenue to retrieve them.

      Finally, remember to double check you have everything before you leave an establishment or suffer like me!

      Thanks,

      Shaun

      4 Answers Feb 21, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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      Cold winter lasted until late April

      Sapa Jan 14, 2011 at 1:24 AM

      Hi,
      will be visiting Sapa late Feb. Had read a forum people saying, the cold weather will last until late April. Don't know whether is it reliable. Was told that in Feb & March, weather hit a low of 4-6oC and average is just a 9oC. Can anyone comment on this? I'm trying to pack as light as I could.

      10 Answers Jun 6, 2013 at 12:39 AM
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      sapa in july

      Sapa Jan 2, 2011 at 7:12 AM

      Even if we know that this is not the best period to visit Sa Pa, we have no choice. My husband and me will arrive in Hanoi and wanto to have a two-three days trip in Sapa. We want some advise about the mean to get there. We've been told that night train is safer, but you lose most of the magnificent scenery. What about hiring a 4x4 jeep? Too much expensive? And safety?

      11 Answers Jun 20, 2013 at 12:57 AM
    • 4x4 hire

      Sapa Oct 14, 2010 at 9:17 PM

      Hi, I'm hoping to travel to Sapa mid November and was thinking about renting a small 4x4 - instead of a motorbike. Any advice would be appreciated.
      British driving license.

      8 Answers Jun 20, 2013 at 12:59 AM
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      Bac Ha Market

      Sapa Aug 6, 2010 at 4:50 AM

      I plan to visit Sapa in October and join the tour to visit Cancau market on Saturday and Bac ha market on Sunday. Is it worth both markets ?
      First day arrive Sapa and visit village around Sapa.
      2nd day to Cancau and overnight in Bacha.
      3rd day visit Bac Ha market on Sunday and take the train back to Hanoi from Laocai in the evening.

      Is it a good plan ?

      Thanks.

      8 Answers Aug 8, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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      Lao Cai Transport

      Lao Cai Aug 4, 2010 at 7:51 PM

      Hi,
      I'm and my husband will travelling to Sapa at mid Nov, we are independent and
      would like to know:
      1. Is it easy to get transport to Saomai Hotel from train station?
      2. How far is sunday market from that hotel?
      3. I also consider to hire a jeep, may i know what is the cost and where can
      i book?

      Would love to get feed back from anyone.

      Thank you.
      Yvonne

      3 Answers Aug 6, 2010 at 5:05 AM
    • Homestay in Sapa

      Sapa Jun 10, 2010 at 10:20 AM

      I was wondering if I should be booking a homestay in Sapa prior to getting there, or it'll be easy to find a tour agency to book once I'm there?

      Also, what's the recommended no. days of stay in Sapa?

      Thanks in advance!

      3 Answers Aug 8, 2010 at 9:56 PM
    • What is best weekend tour package to Sapa

      Sa Pa 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!!

      Thanks,

      lin

      1 Answer Feb 13, 2010 at 2:50 AM
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      Sapa weather

      Sapa Feb 8, 2010 at 11:04 AM

      How is the weather in Jan/Feb in Sapa? Ave temperature? Does it rain a lot around this time?

      5 Answers Apr 10, 2010 at 3:04 PM
    • Sapa and surrounds for two older ladies in March 2010

      Sapa Jan 27, 2010 at 4:54 AM

      Can someone tell me specifically where to find a tour guide once one has arrived in Sapa from the Railway Station and if the treks are very far. We would like to see some of the villages and market and will do a 2day 3 night trip from Hanoi. I would like to book the train and the accommodation myself and then see if we can get a guide in Sapa. It would be a Wednesday/Thursday and I understand there are markets at Cao Son (wednesday) and Lung Khau Nhin (Thursday), is it possible to do those two villages from Sapa without too much trouble?

      2 Answers Jan 28, 2010 at 6:07 PM
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      Hiking boots?

      Sapa Jan 15, 2010 at 6:30 AM

      I am going to spend a couple of days in SaPa in October. Do I need hiking boots or will my trekking sandals suffice?

      2 Answers Jan 23, 2010 at 12:18 PM
    • visiting Sa Pa

      Sa Pa 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.
      kyle

    • Has anyone gone from to Lao Cai to China

      Lao Cai Jan 13, 2010 at 10:57 AM

      Hi we will be going back to Vietnam again this year and I'm starting my research.
      Has anyone crossed the border at Lao Cai to China. What is there to do and see around there. I heard that it's a great place to shop but I have no clue what I would buy.
      kyleaz

      4 Answers Feb 11, 2010 at 9:37 PM
    • Sapa tours

      Sapa Nov 25, 2009 at 1:14 AM

      hi every one,
      i had many usful advices from my friends on this forum. can you recommend me which tour operator i should contact with? and is it better if i book a package Hanoi - Halong - Sapa or book saperatedly?
      I do look forward to hearing from your,
      Axian

      3 Answers Nov 27, 2009 at 1:45 AM
    • trekking fansipan in sâpa

      Sapa Nov 11, 2009 at 7:56 AM

      hi all

      does anyone know how difficult it would be to book a trek up fansipan in sapa, and if it would work out cheaper than booking in hanoi? if so can you recommend anywhere in sapa that can do 3 days two nights for less than85 per person?

      thanks!!
      ant and grace

    • Tet in Sapa

      Sapa Oct 3, 2009 at 1:51 AM

      I'm planning a trip to Sapa during the Tet Holiday period (14th to 17th Feb 2010), is it advisable as it's a holiday season? Are the markets in Sapa open during this time of the year?

      Would appreciate your feedback. Thank you.

      5 Answers Sep 16, 2013 at 7:22 PM
    • Is it worth goiong to Sapa for one day?

      Sa Pa 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
    • Travel to Sapa

      Sapa Sep 12, 2009 at 11:22 AM

      In February 2010, I'm planning a trip to Vietnam and am considering a side trip (2 days r/t) to Sapa. I've read about it and it sounds intriguing and not at all a glitzy tourist trap. However, I'm a "mature" (60's) female traveler with mild back problems. Can probably trek 2 miles w/o a problem. My travel buddy thinks it's too far and perhaps too difficult. Any insights this forum can provide will be much appreciated. Thanks.

      10 Answers Sep 22, 2009 at 12:52 PM
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      Lao Cai - Bac Ha - Sapa

      Sapa Sep 9, 2009 at 12:04 AM

      Hello
      I ll go to Vietnam soon, and I am planning to go to the north for a few days.
      I'd like to ask you what you think about my potential plan.

      I ll arrive by the night train from Hanoi in the morning, and find a GH in Lao Cai.
      After a short rest, I would like to go and see Bac Ha during the day.
      Do you think it worth it to go to Bac Ha, and also is it possible in a day?
      I m not sure, I ve been very clear on that one, haha.

      Sleep in Lao Cai, and next morning, catch the bus to Sapa: spend a day there relaxing, and next day, go trekking, and sleep in Sapa.
      Next day, go back to Hanoi by the day train to enjoy the landscape.

      I m really grateful to those who will answer that post.
      I have 18 days holiday with a tight budget (I live in Thailand) so I am trying to plan something great....

      Have a great day everyone!!

      9 Answers Sep 10, 2009 at 3:39 PM
    • January in Sapa

      Sa Pa 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
    • Sapa Tour

      Sapa Jul 10, 2009 at 5:27 AM

      Can someone advise on whether footprintsvietnam tours are reliable? Have found a 3 day 4 night tour leaving Hanoi for Sapa, covering the market on the Sunday. Am looking to visit Hanoi in August and have limited time

      2 Answers Jul 14, 2009 at 6:45 PM
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      trip to sapa

      Sapa May 17, 2009 at 3:18 AM

      we are considering a 2night 3 day trip to sapa including private driver ,hotel stay and transportation for320 .Is this a good price?
      thank you

      2 Answers May 18, 2009 at 1:22 PM
    • Which train is better.....Et Pumpkin vs Livitrans

      Sapa Mar 11, 2009 at 1:31 PM

      Anyone recently on either of these train? Appreciate feedback on which train is better in terms of cabin comfort? Which is newer? From the pictures of the trains, Livitrans seems to be a better choice but I rather hear from her passengers....... Price wise, Livitrans 4-berth sleeper is 10USD lesser compared to the Et-Pumpkin. Thanks in advance.

      8 Answers Oct 6, 2011 at 11:18 AM
    • Local Market during 2D/3N Sapa Tour

      Sapa Feb 21, 2009 at 5:38 AM

      Hi, do I have to join a 2D/3N Sapa Tour on leaving Hanoi on Friday night in order to visit the local market? Are these specials markets only operating on weekends? Will I still be able to visit the local market on Thursday and Friday?

      I may have to change my plan for the Sapa tour, i.e. to join on a Wednesday night train instead.

      5 Answers Apr 30, 2009 at 8:20 PM