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    • road work disruption

      Ho Chi Minh City Jan 3, 2017 at 7:48 AM

      were planning a visit to HCMC in May, can anyone who's visited recently comment if there visits was affected by the works being carried out to develop the new metro system , also can anyone recommend a 3 day stay on a beach resort please.

      many thanks

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      2 days trek

      Vietnam Dec 24, 2016 at 6:53 AM

      Can anybody advice trek near Dong Hoi for 2 days? Moderate to average difficulty

       

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    • Sol Beach House Phu Quoc

      Phu Quoc Dec 19, 2016 at 11:19 AM

      Anyony who knows something about Sol Beach House Phu Quoc? I found this hotel on Hotels.com and I think it looks really nice. The price was also very good. But after looking at the pictures for a while, I realized that the pictures was not real.

      I suppose it´s because the hotel is not finished, but I can´t find so much information about the hotel. Anyone with some information?

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      Vietnam itinerary suggestions/comments/recommendations

      Vietnam Jan 7, 2017 at 12:44 AM

      Hi All

      We are leaving for Vietnam on 11 January 2017. We arrive in Hanoi on 12 January 2017 and depart from Hanoi on 26 February 2017.

      So far I have only booked a hotel in Hanoi for 7 nights. The rest of the itinerary is still flexible.

      I need some suggestions and comments and recommendations from your experiences as to possible changes to cities being visited, number of days and other cities to be visited, etc. 

      Hanoi - 7 nights

      Fly to

      Luang Prabang - 6 nights

      Fly to

      Siem Reap - 7 nights

      Fly to

      Phnom Penh - 7 nights

      Boat to

      HCMC - 5 nights

      Fly to

      Hoi An - 5 nights

      Hue - 5 nights

      Fly to

      Hanoi and Halong Bay - 3 nights

      Or maybe skip Hue and spend more time in Hanoi/Halang Bay/SAPA?

      Thanks for your input.

      Regards

      Johann

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      Vaccinations for South African citizens

      Vietnam Jan 7, 2017 at 12:22 AM

      Hi all

      We are a couple from Cape Town leaving for Vietnam on 11 January 2017 entering through Hanoi.

      We have been reading a lot about vaccines recommended and get conflicting stories.

      According to the website www.dirco.gov.za (dated 27 November 2013):

      "There is a risk of malaria in non-urban areas. Hepatitis A & B immunisations are recommended (Dengue fever or DHF). There is no immunization against DHF. It is strongly recommended that comprehensive travel and health insurance be obtained which would include emergency air evacuation by a recognised carrier. Prospective travellers should check with their insurer to make sure that their policy meets their needs."

      CDC again recommends that:

      "most travellers" get travel vaccines and medicines for Hepatitis A, Typhoid and that "some travellers" get vaccines for Japanese Encephalitis. They even warn They also warn about the Zika virus.

      I personally have travelled to many parts of the world and have never taken any vaccines before but my partner is concerned.

      Can anybody please shed some light on the subject?

      Regards

      Johann

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    • First visit to Ho Chi Minh

      Ho Chi Minh City Dec 22, 2016 at 5:26 AM

      2female first visit to Ho Chi Minh for 5days 4night. We will staying in District 1.

      Pls advise any must visit place & things to do and any precautions to be taken? We are on budget travel.

      Thanks

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    • First timer

      Ho Chi Minh City Jan 2, 2017 at 11:18 PM

      Hi

      This is my first time there and would like to know which hotel is cheap and good near to the market.

      What is the bus and bus fare to the tourist places?

      Can recommend some good eateries?

      Thank you.

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    • First visit in mid janaury for single guy from London

      Vietnam Dec 31, 2016 at 5:50 AM

      Traveling from London Single guy 43 yrs on first visit to Vietnam , looking for a nice relaxed pampered holiday , but at the same time want to see all the tourist attractions with regards the war etc.
      Want a nice luxury hotel but at the same time that wont cost a fortune, preferably looking for relaxed night life , not mad busy touristy areas , prefer to stay away from big crowds etc,
      Probably stay for around ten days and then move onto Phuket or similar in Thailand for ten days , which is best to do first Thailand or Vietnam?
      For Saigon is it extremely busy city like London or is their nice quieter relaxed areas of it , and where else in Vietnam is good to visit that's not overly tourist but nice relaxed beach hotel bars clubs etc
      Is wifi available in all hotels bars etc, whats rough price of good 4 star hotels , food , drinks , taxis , etc

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      Train ticket Hanoi - Hue

      by JohanW Online Now Dec 10, 2016 at 12:50 PM

      I want to travel by night train (soft sleeper) from Hanoi to Hue 4:th och 5:t of January. I will arrive at Hanoi December 31. Will it be easy to find a train ticket if I buy it four or five days in advance at the train station?

      Are there any other places I can by i train ticket in Hanoi except at the main train station?

      9 Answers Dec 11, 2016 at 3:05 AM
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      Single supplement for Halong Bay 1 night cruise

      by JohanW Online Now Oct 31, 2016 at 11:20 AM

      I want a single room when I take the 1 night cruise in Halong Bay, transportation starting from Hanoi i January.

      I found this one for 169 USD: bhayacruises.com/halong-bay-...
      And this for 255 USD: dragonlegendcruise.com/2-day...

      Does anyone know any other tour operator with single supplement?

      12 Answers Nov 3, 2016 at 2:27 AM
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      Public transport to get around the city

      by SummerB20 Online Now Oct 11, 2016 at 4:06 AM

      I am moving to Hanoi in a couple of weeks for work and will need to get around fairly quickly to different areas (teaching in different language centres). I was wondering if the buses are fairly easy and stress free to use a couple of times a day to get around, because I reeeeally don't want to get a bike. Thanks!

      6 Answers Oct 12, 2016 at 1:20 AM
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      Northwest loop

      by davidjo Online Now Oct 9, 2016 at 10:26 PM

      We are interested in doing a 5-6-7 day tour (organised, not by motorbike) of the NW.
      Mai Chao, Son La, Dien Bien Phu, Lai Chau, Sapa and Bac Ha market.
      Anyone done this recently. If so, any recommendations for agencies or tour companies.
      Thanks in advance.

      12 Answers Oct 10, 2016 at 5:21 PM
    • Trying Hai Au seaplane for a sightseeing tour at Halong Bay.

      by poppy.jones191192 Online Now Jul 12, 2016 at 7:25 PM

      I'm going to visit Halong Bay in the next month ( early August). I've heard that having a scenic flight over Halong Bay is the must-tried experienced if you were to visit Ha Long. I wonder is it that good? Should I try it ? because my budget is not much, so i have to consider carefully about it. Also Is the direct flight from Hanoi to Halong worth the money? Because it only takes me 45 minutes rather than 4 hours on a bus. If you tried it, please give me some pieces of advice. Thanks !

       

      6 Answers Aug 1, 2016 at 6:49 PM
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      Sapa textiles in hanoi

      by vonbitch Online Now Jun 27, 2016 at 5:00 PM

      Is there anywhere in Hanoi I can buy Sapa textiles such as tables runners and wall hangings.
      Thank you

      4 Answers Jun 28, 2016 at 12:00 AM
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      Halong Bay Tour, Mekong Delta tours

      by RodolfoBrasil Online Now Feb 17, 2016 at 4:12 PM

      (Google translator)

      Friends,

      Next month will be in Vietnam and would appreciate some reliable travel agencies to make a tour to Halong Bay and one for Mekong Delta.

      Already thank you

      8 Answers Feb 29, 2016 at 3:21 AM
    • Where to buy genuine & cheap pearls in Hanoi?

      by chua01 Online Now Feb 8, 2016 at 9:39 AM

      Where can I buy genuine freshwater pearls in hanoi, preferably near old quarter? I heard that they are cheap and sell by bags!?

      2 Answers Feb 9, 2016 at 11:01 AM
    • Advice on 3 days in Hanoi

      by Mikika Online Now Jan 10, 2016 at 9:36 PM

      I was searching on Hanoi and found VT. I wonder if anyone can provide me with feedback. We are planning to travel to Hanoi end of March. It is a 6 days 5 night trip - part tour and part on our own. Day 1 is late arrival and Day 6 is early flight out. Day 3 is 1 day trip to Halong Bay (part of tour). Thus, we have full 3 days on our own. We are most likely to be staying around (if now within) the old quarter area. Based on my reading so far, it seems that we can be done exploring old quarter within a full day. Thus, we are wondering what else we can do with the remaining 2 days. We’re trying to boat rides as my friends aren’t very good with it. Does anyone have any good suggestions on where to go? Also, what are there to do in Halong Bay beside the boat tour? Thanks in advance for your help.

      9 Answers Jan 25, 2016 at 6:36 AM
    • Truc Bach Accommodation

      by beejay1937 Online Now Dec 26, 2015 at 9:37 PM

      Are there any reasonably priced hotels in amongst the restaurants on the banks of this lake. Suitable for not so young people

      5 Answers Dec 29, 2015 at 6:30 PM
    • Sleeping bus from Noi Ba airport to Lao Cai

      by baruch88 Online Now Dec 15, 2015 at 5:46 PM

      Are there sleeping buses which pick up passengers from Noi Ba to Lao Cai?
      So i can take a ride direct from the airport without going to Hanoi?
      I land in Noi Ba at 16:30 from Bangkok, and prefer wait there instead of travel all the way to Hanoi center and take a train/sleeping bus, if this is an option.
      If there are, should i make a reservation in advance and how?
      Thanks

      6 Answers Jan 19, 2016 at 9:56 PM
    • Dong Anh train station

      by baruch88 Online Now Dec 14, 2015 at 12:29 PM

      I land in Hanoi at 16:30 and wants to continue that day by train to Sapa. At first I thought of going to the city center and take a train from the main station in Hanoi. But I found (alone, from Google maps) that there is a train station near the airport called Dong Anh. No reference about it in English on the web, but I found in www.baolau.vn that SP3 train stops there at 22:54. There is a public bus (line 17) from the airport which stops near the station.
      Does anyone know about this station? Does it work? Should i use it or is it better yet go for an hour and a half to the city (and replace bus) and get a train from the main station?
      Thank you

      8 Answers Dec 17, 2015 at 6:55 PM
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      The best district to stay and visit

      by Drayman151 Online Now Dec 6, 2015 at 11:52 AM

      please can anyone advise us on the best place to say in Vietnam
      i know were gonna get a few people asking ???
      we like a beer and walking around and feel safe markets people watching just plain and simple and nice food like chicken doesn't most people we thank you in advance on this also a mid range hotel in a safe location and few nice bars with good food ideal thanks

      7 Answers Dec 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM
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      No Question Title

      by worksopian Online Now Oct 16, 2015 at 1:37 AM

      Where can i catch the no 17 bus to the airport?What times does it go?

      Where can I catch the Vietnamese airlines shuttle bus to the airport?How often does it go?

      Thanks - Ian

      9 Answers Nov 12, 2015 at 4:20 AM
    • Volunteer work in Hanoi

      by line1996 Online Now Oct 14, 2015 at 11:36 AM

      My friend and I are planning to backpack in Asia, and are going to start the trip in Hanoi in February. We would love to do some volunteer work in Hanoi (or the area around Hanoi) when we arrive in Vietnam.
      We have both done volunteer work with disabled children before, and would like to try a different kind of volunteer work this time. Working in an orphanage seems like such a giving experience, but we can't seem to find a lot of opportunities to do that online. Does anyone in here have any experience with volunteer work in the area around Hanoi? Please share, even though it's work with disabled children, we are of course open for that if anyone has any recommendations. Looking forward to hear about your experiences!

      2 Answers Oct 19, 2015 at 7:24 AM
    • Sports Bars

      by osossomoso Online Now Oct 11, 2015 at 8:23 PM

      Hey im staying in Hanoi (old town) during the Rugby World Cup Final which I believe is Saturday 31st October at 11pm Any ideas of where to watch this game? I have heard the Irish bar Finnegan's has closed ?

      3 Answers Oct 16, 2015 at 6:37 AM
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      Ho chi minh mausoleum

      by paddington28 Online Now Sep 17, 2015 at 12:05 AM

      Hi there all all,i know about the opening hours of the mausoleum and i know the mausoleum is shut for 3 months,i read to somewhere he's body is taken to moscow??
      Anyway i can't find out what months it is closed,all i get is opening hours...and would really like to visit.
      Any ideas on when it's shut?
      Regards

      5 Answers Sep 23, 2015 at 4:51 PM
    • Heathrow to Hanoi

      by Doocey52 Online Now Sep 4, 2015 at 12:37 PM

      Has anyone flew on the new boing 787 -9 Dreamliner yet ?

      14 Answers Sep 7, 2015 at 4:02 AM
    • Resteraunts

      by Doocey52 Online Now Sep 4, 2015 at 2:12 AM

      Best places to eat in Hanoi old quarter

      6 Answers Sep 4, 2015 at 12:25 PM
    • How long in Hanoi and places to stop off.

      by billcephalonia Online Now Aug 20, 2015 at 9:32 AM

      We, my wife and I arrive in Hanoi 2 Feb and intend training down to Ho Chi Min where we depart on the 27th. Concerned about TET. How many days should we stay in Hanoi and recommendation on things to do and stop off, after 4 or 5 hours on the train. We are not young, both retired and I am not too fit. Site seeing and local culture, people watching, not really into war history but temples and such.

      7 Answers Oct 19, 2015 at 7:28 AM
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      Airport transportation

      by worksopian Online Now Aug 18, 2015 at 8:10 AM

      What is the best way for someone to get downtown?
      Is the 17 bus a viable option?

      12 Answers Oct 19, 2015 at 7:30 AM
    • Food not hot

      by losham Online Now Aug 13, 2015 at 12:10 PM

      Can anyone suggest restaurants that serve Vietnamese food that is not hot. I can't eat spicy food and never eat foods such as Korean, Thai, Indian or Hunan.
      Is there a Pho that is mild?
      I'm looking for restaurants in HCM as well as Hanoi and Da Nang.
      Thanks.
      Losham

      7 Answers Oct 19, 2015 at 7:32 AM
    • Silk shirts, blouses and scarfs

      by losham Online Now Aug 13, 2015 at 11:47 AM

      I was told Hang Ngang Street has many stores selling silk items.
      Does anyone recommend a shop that is very good for ready made silk items?
      Thanks.
      Losham

      3 Answers Aug 13, 2015 at 9:10 PM
    • going to Halong Bay

      by ian181 Online Now Jul 29, 2015 at 8:39 AM

      Could somebody please give me a rough price on travelling from Hanoi and spending a night on Halong Bay if arranged as a package through hotel or an agent? Thanks.

      5 Answers Jul 31, 2015 at 2:33 AM
    • getting my visa

      by ian181 Online Now Jul 26, 2015 at 9:35 AM

      I have just applied for my visa for entry to Vietnam I have 2 copies of the form that needs to have my photo attached to and requires my details is this the only paperwork I need as I keep reading about an approval letter.
      I am travelling from Thailand and I want to know if I need a different form to let me board the plane in Thailand?
      Thank you for any advice.

      10 Answers Jul 26, 2015 at 11:29 AM
    • Points of interest

      by lica60804 Online Now Jul 1, 2015 at 10:51 AM

      Can someone suggest points of interest in Hanoi? I'll be there 1 1/2 days next week

      4 Answers Jul 14, 2015 at 2:08 AM
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      clothes shopping

      by kcnaguit Online Now Jun 11, 2015 at 2:35 AM

      hi is there a place in hanoi where i can buy overruns branded clothing for ladies? Like similar to Saigon Square in HCM?
      TIA!

      3 Answers Jul 4, 2015 at 3:24 PM
    • taxi Hanoi

      by ian181 Online Now Jun 1, 2015 at 11:49 AM

      What company's taxi are best to get from airport? Was H.C.M. last year and got ripped off much to my Thai wife amusement any advice would be appreciated.

      6 Answers Jun 4, 2015 at 6:59 AM
    • 4 days trip

      by Arunachalam.rama Online Now Mar 15, 2015 at 9:52 AM

      Hello people, me and my wife are planning to travel to Hanoi fir 4 days and wS wondering how we could make the most of it.. We git to do holong bay for sure. We are interested in some clothes shopping as well. Also, keen in knowin the Vietnamese history and the famous wars.

      Pls suggest. Thanks

      32 Answers Aug 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM
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      Adventure activities

      by Minh1spy Online Now Dec 23, 2014 at 12:38 AM

      Are there any adventurous activities in Vietnam/ Hanoi like flying fox, roller coaster, bungee jumping etc.? I am writing to my friend because she wants some adventure in Vietnam

      1 Answer Dec 23, 2014 at 1:33 AM