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      Sapa late Feb clothing and shoes

      Vietnam Jan 25, 2017 at 6:20 AM

      Hi all,
      I'm about to spend 2-3 days in Sapa at very end of February, planning some trekking with home stay. I was just wondering about how cold could it get to decide which kind of clothes to bring and also if you would recommend high trekking boots or just trekking shoes would be sufficient for the paths around - this is meant for medium trekking, nothing too challenging.
      Thanks! Roberto

    • Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos

      Vietnam Feb 14, 2017 at 8:14 PM

      Hi guys,
      Looking at booking in December this year for my wife and I (both 30) was interested to see peoples thoughts on a package deal like this?

      Day 1: Arrival Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
      Day 2: Full day to Mekong Delta/River Boat Trip. (B, L)
      Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
      Day 4: Full day sightseeing Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
      Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise stay overnight on Board (B, L, D)
      Day 6: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi. (B, L)
      Day 7: Conclude Hanoi depart Siem Reap Cambodia. (B, L)
      Day 8: Siem Reap sightseeing full day (B, L)
      Day 9: Conclude Siem Reap/Cambodia. Departure to Vientiane. (B, L)
      Day 10. Vientiane – Vang Vieng (B/…/…)
      Day 11. Vang Vieng – Lung Prabang (B/…/…)
      Day 12. Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave- Khouangsi Waterfall – Luang Prabang (B/…/…)
      Day 13. Luang Prabang – Departure (B/…/…)

      Kind Regards,


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    • road work disruption

      by scaredtotravel Online Now 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

      1 Answer Jan 4, 2017 at 2:22 AM
    • First timer

      by Bloomers2017 Online Now Jan 2, 2017 at 11:18 PM


      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.

      4 Answers Jan 4, 2017 at 5:54 PM
    • First visit to Ho Chi Minh

      by Natal23_17 Online Now 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.


      4 Answers Dec 26, 2016 at 7:29 PM
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      Visa from Indian Embassy in HCMC

      by HelenR31 Online Now Oct 20, 2016 at 10:26 PM

      Hi there, I'm a UK citizen and I had my passport and wallet stolen in HCMC. I've now got an emergency passport and am in the process of getting all the visas I need for my onward journey.

      However I'm a bit confused... My flight back to the UK involves a one and a half hour stop over in Delhi to change planes. On the UK gov site it says that people travelling on an ETD ( emergency passport) need a visa and TWO ETD's - one to enter Delhi and one to leave Delhi. I'm having trouble finding out if this is true as I've had no reply to my emails and can't get through on the phone to the Indian Embassy. Can anyone help?

      11 Answers Oct 21, 2016 at 10:58 AM
    • Which is good for travel - Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City?

      by phil1p Online Now Sep 13, 2016 at 10:56 AM

      Hello to all. I am planning to travel to either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. But I'm confused as to which of them. Can you help me, please? Which one does offer good travel experience - cultural, historical landmarks, city landscapes, prehistoric attractions if any, etc? I will travel in budget. Is one of them good for a budget traveler while the other one is expensive. If that is so, which one is budget traveler friendly? Can you recommend an area in that city where there are cheap accommodations similar to Jalan Gaya in Kota Kinabalu? Thank you so much in advance.

      22 Answers Oct 2, 2016 at 3:36 AM
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      Vietnam- Short trip

      by KomalA Online Now Jul 5, 2016 at 1:08 AM

      I'm going for a 3 days tour to Vietnam, please suggest places to visit and what is the easy n cheap way to travel from Ho chi min to Hanoi?


      14 Answers Oct 2, 2016 at 4:08 AM
    • which Mekong Delta tour

      by mindcrime Online Now Apr 23, 2016 at 3:43 AM

      it seems there are different types of Mekong Delta tours from HCMC. From what I understand it is better to book localy but what are my options (as I need to book accomodation in HCMC now)?
      1)ok we will avoid simple day trip as you dont see much, so should we be away for 1 or 2 nights?
      2)do all the tours follow the same route?
      3)is it true that some end up to PHNOM PENH? they dont take you back to HCMC? (2 days later we fly out of HCMC returning home so we prefer to return in HCMC and relax for these last 2 days)

      22 Answers Jul 8, 2016 at 9:12 PM
    • Visting Vietnam soon some advice please?

      by TomC88 Online Now Mar 1, 2016 at 6:30 PM

      Just after a few tips as I am going to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

      1. Safety/Theft, is it better to keep your Money and Phone etc in your backpack rather than your pocket? Do you think I will be safe wearing a watch or should I not bother?

      2. Do the restaurants usually have English translations in the menus?

      3. if visiting any spiritual temples etc are you required to cover up or will wearing a t- shirt be enough?

      4. What are the chances of seeing any insects Spiders or Tarantulas in the cities and hotels?

      I am going in mid March with a tour company but would like some information before I go, so any is apreciated.



      9 Answers Jul 8, 2016 at 9:22 PM
    • anyone experienced hcmc ?

      by clintmartel Online Now Feb 17, 2016 at 4:01 AM

      i am planning on spending february 2017 in hcmc,
      i am a keen photographer street,wildlife architecture and landscapes.
      all advice appreciated,i have researched the internet but would like to hear from anyone who has had the experience.
      thanks in advance.

      21 Answers Mar 21, 2016 at 5:51 PM
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      Recommendation for dinner near the Starlight Bridge

      by Melanie_Putra Online Now Nov 8, 2015 at 12:44 AM


      Any recommendation for where to go for dinner after seeing the Starlight Bridge? I was told the water show is only between 6 to 8pm.. Coming from District 1, it’s good if we can combine the bridge with dinner nearby..


      10 Answers Jan 7, 2016 at 10:27 PM
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      Tourist traps and the weather!

      by happpymike Online Now Oct 30, 2015 at 10:37 PM

      Hi There!
      Any comments on tourist traps in HCMC, will be highly appreciated!
      Also, is it any thing about the weather in HCMC, during Dec., that
      it needs to be noticed?
      Thanks in advance,

      5 Answers Nov 12, 2015 at 12:24 PM
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      Where to buy Made in Vietnam, peoducts!?

      by happpymike Online Now Oct 26, 2015 at 12:52 AM

      Hi There,
      I will be in HCMC, during 1st week of Dec. 2015!
      Any information about where to purchase Made in
      Vietnam sport wears, in HCMC, will be highly appreciated!
      TKS in advance,

      5 Answers Nov 2, 2015 at 11:29 PM
    • 2D/1N mekong cruise

      by VinayDoc Online Now Oct 21, 2015 at 10:35 PM

      Looking for a private sampan for 2D/1N on the mekong. Mango cruises looks good on TripAdvisor, but they are sold out. Any good alternatives out there?

      5 Answers Oct 22, 2015 at 3:21 PM
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      Where to stay in HCMC?

      by happpymike Online Now Oct 18, 2015 at 12:35 AM

      Hi There!
      I am planing to make a short visit of HCMC, during 1st week of Dec.2015!
      May I receive some comments on which Street or Ave., or Distr. to stay to
      be close enough(I mean by walk and safe) to entertainment place, at night.
      We can manage ourselves to visit the city at day, But the night is another
      story for us!
      By the way, What are the most entertainment /Nightlife places in HCMC?
      TKS in advance.

      7 Answers Oct 19, 2015 at 6:56 AM
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      What to see and do - Top Tips

      by skyeman887 Online Now Oct 16, 2015 at 2:47 PM

      I'll be arriving in the city on Sunday (18 Oct 15) for 3 days, apart from the tunnels what/where are the best places to visit?

      5 Answers Oct 19, 2015 at 7:00 AM
    • food safety

      by teddy12 Online Now Oct 16, 2015 at 6:11 AM

      I am traveling with a tour group to Vietnam next month. I want to try all the food and drink but don't want to spend my vacation sick. Any tips? Also, what to bring for clothes? Will be visiting saigon, hanoi, and hoi an.

      10 Answers May 29, 2016 at 8:50 AM
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      152 Bus Thanh Market to the airport

      by worksopian Online Now Oct 16, 2015 at 1:41 AM

      Does the 152 bus operate from the market back to the airport.Where can I find it?

      What times does it go?


      4 Answers Oct 18, 2015 at 1:28 PM
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      Shuttle Bus/Coach Services

      by MellySmelly Online Now Oct 5, 2015 at 6:55 AM

      Are there any shuttle buses from the Ho Chi Minh City Airport to take us to Can Tho in Vietnam.

      1 Answer Oct 5, 2015 at 7:45 AM
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      shutle buses

      by MellySmelly Online Now Oct 5, 2015 at 6:52 AM

      shuttle buses from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to center of town

      9 Answers Oct 5, 2015 at 12:31 PM
    • Best local Restaurants

      by richduno1 Online Now Sep 9, 2015 at 6:45 AM

      What are the best local restaurants in District 1? Looking for great food and service away from the tourist traps.

      7 Answers May 29, 2016 at 8:58 AM
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      Airport transportation

      by worksopian Online Now 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?
      Thanks Ian

      9 Answers May 29, 2016 at 9:58 AM
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      Train travel in Vietnam

      by worksopian Online Now 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.
      I dont like the idea of prebooking and collecting in Vietnam.Is it easy to book tickets in Vietnam and collect when buying.
      Train appears to be a better option than the bus?

      12 Answers Aug 18, 2015 at 11:24 PM
    • hydrofoil from saigon to vung tau..

      by rajivv Online Now Jul 14, 2015 at 2:19 AM

      1. Is the hydrofoil operating between saigon to vung tau..?

      2. Is there a regular bus from vung tau to mui ne/phan thiet?

      3. Is there a regular bus from mui ne/phan thiet to nha trang?

      Any details appreciated. Thank you!

      4 Answers Jul 14, 2015 at 4:49 AM

      by rajivv Online Now Jul 13, 2015 at 5:16 AM

      Jul 13, 2015: Rate on internet shows 1$=21800vnd. what is the going rate on the street in saigon? can you recommend a "good" moneychanger?

      5 Answers Jul 14, 2015 at 9:53 AM
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      Regarding Jetstar Pacific Airlines' Inflight Magazine

      by Chyan Online Now Jul 4, 2015 at 3:22 PM

      Hi, Vietnam VT,

      Has anyone flown with Jetstar Pacific lately in 2015? If yes, are there now hardcopies of Jetstar Magazine published and printed in Vietnam? Last year, I flew two times three times with the airline in November and December 2014. I could not find Jetstar Magazine.

      Please help me as i wish to collect Jetstar Magazine printed in Vietnam from Jetstar Pacific.

      1 Answer Jul 14, 2015 at 1:58 AM
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      Philippine peso to USD to dong

      by kattierivera Online Now Jun 16, 2015 at 3:06 AM

      hello! I will be arriving on the 22nd of June at 12:20 AM and I don't think money changers at the airport are still open that time? My question is should I exchange MOST of my PH peso here in the Philippines to USD and exchange USD to dong when I arrive in VN? I have no visa/mastercard so I won't be able to withdraw money using ATMs and I need dong for the taxi fare. I still have to check if PH money changers can exchange peso/usd to dong. Hope my question is clear > Thank you!

      15 Answers May 29, 2016 at 9:08 AM
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      bus travel from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh

      by poepat Online Now Jun 14, 2015 at 11:10 AM

      Hi all
      Advice please on travel from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh. We do not want to fly if at all possible and ideally we would not like to go via Phnom Penh.
      questions are..... Is it possible on bus / coach.......... how long would it take......... and the cost
      many thanks

      4 Answers Jun 17, 2015 at 5:36 PM
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      First time in Ho Chi Minh

      by poepat Online Now Jun 1, 2015 at 1:49 PM

      Hi all,
      We will be travelling to Vietnam for the first time during February 2016. We fly into Ho Chi Minh from Siem Reap, before moving onto Phu Quoc. We are considering about four days in HCMC. We enjoy Eco, history, eating and drinking and generally roaming aimlessly....
      So here are the questions
      What to see / do in HCMC, is four days enough time
      Which are the best areas of the delta to see to experience Vietnamese lifestyle and is it worth spending a few days in this area.
      Best and most interesting way to Phu Quoc
      Many thanks in anticipation

      6 Answers Jul 3, 2015 at 1:17 PM
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      Vietnam visa help

      by Smaney5 Online Now May 16, 2015 at 8:55 PM

      Hello! I would like to travel to Vietnam, and am currently in Thailand, leaving for Laos very soon. I'm a U.S. Citizen and was wondering how long it takes to get a visa, not a visa approval, but the visa itself. The only reason can't do a VOA is because I would like to travel over the border instead of flying into Vietnam. My 3 basic questions are, how long does the visa take to get, what's the process, and how much does it cost compared to a VOA? Tia!

      6 Answers May 19, 2015 at 5:22 AM
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      planning my itenerary

      by DrunkenTraveller Online Now May 5, 2015 at 8:51 AM

      Ok, so I have 10 nights totall for the whole of vietnam. How long do I need in ho chi minh city? I like to visit the historic sites, eat and drink from super places and relax as well. And whats the most central area in ho chi minh? Thank u!

      13 Answers May 23, 2015 at 11:05 PM