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Old 18-10-2007, 12:31 PM   #46
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if i book the local tour via sinhcafe, where is the pick out point of the tour, they come to the hotel to ppick you up or need to go to thier office to be pick up? by the way, is this sinhcafe near to the hotel area?

any one know the wed site for th sing air promotion?

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U can also book the tour direct from ur hotel (which i did for one of my tour) n pick up is from hotel but at the end of the tour they'll just drop u at the tour agency.

If u book from Sinhcafe, the coach departs from Sinhcafe so gotta meet there but U can arrange with them to pick u up at ur hotel and send u to sinhcafe to take the coach for extra 1USD to ur tour package. in my opinion it's cheaper to just take a taxi down to Sinhcafe yourself. but then one advantage would be when u come back, u'll take the chartered car back from the tour site instead of the coach. which means u get back faster and can get the driver to drop u anywhere if u intend to go straight for shopping instead of hotel.

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Old 18-10-2007, 07:42 PM   #47
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where are the more well known places to shop in vietnam?
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Old 18-10-2007, 09:43 PM   #48
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Ben Thanh Market is the most famous, got almost everything there.
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Old 20-10-2007, 11:28 PM   #49
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Old 20-10-2007, 11:31 PM   #50
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Vung Tau, view on top of the hill top at the statue of Jesus, some 782 steps up.





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Old 20-10-2007, 11:35 PM   #51
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Saigon Centre, and nice lanterns that I bought after seeing. Bought 10 in fact, still sitting in my cupboard unfixed





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Old 21-10-2007, 02:30 AM   #52
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wow the laterns very cool...Ben Thanh Market sell wat one? is it like chatuchak?
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Old 22-10-2007, 02:14 AM   #53
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Hi there, had contacted Lestervan in fact and i'm going to HCMC this coming Sat. Feel free to pm me, might be able to meet there for some Vietnamese coffee and cuisines.
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Old 22-10-2007, 05:05 PM   #54
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are internet cafes easily found in HCM city? what are the per hour rates like?
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Old 22-10-2007, 05:57 PM   #55
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there are lots of coffee houses that provide free wifi service in saigon city, internet charges per hourly is average VND2000-3000 which equates to about 0.20-0.30 cent sin..
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Old 22-10-2007, 06:20 PM   #56
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wow the laterns very cool...Ben Thanh Market sell wat one? is it like chatuchak?
sell just about everything u can imagine..
but you shud go there during morning and daytime when it is open for business. it close by 5:30pm and there really isn;t much to see or buy during the night time where the surrounding is usually transformed into an open eatery..
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Old 23-10-2007, 11:07 PM   #57
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I also went to Vietnam for the 1st time last June--joined a Spore tour agent. I particularly like this place: DALAT. Be forewarned that the bus journey there from HCM could take up to 8hrs! Quite a torture.. But once I was there, I hv no regrets!

I was staying in this 'Golf3' hotel which is located just next to their city centre market. Early in the morning when I look out of the window I could see crowds of people moving in to do business. It feels so nostalgic and yet so vibrant! Then you also get to enjoy the cool fresh air, the beautiful gardens with colourful flowers, fresh local products etc...

This place is simply lovely!
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Old 24-10-2007, 11:52 AM   #58
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I also went to Vietnam for the 1st time last June--joined a Spore tour agent. I particularly like this place: DALAT. Be forewarned that the bus journey there from HCM could take up to 8hrs! Quite a torture.. But once I was there, I hv no regrets!

I was staying in this 'Golf3' hotel which is located just next to their city centre market. Early in the morning when I look out of the window I could see crowds of people moving in to do business. It feels so nostalgic and yet so vibrant! Then you also get to enjoy the cool fresh air, the beautiful gardens with colourful flowers, fresh local products etc...

This place is simply lovely!
yup, Dalat is a favourite destination for local honeymooners as well.

Go there during the strawberry season and you pay the farmer 5bucks and pick as many strawberries as you can eat
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Old 24-10-2007, 05:46 PM   #59
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should try Na Trang..
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Old 24-10-2007, 08:48 PM   #60
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should try Na Trang..
What so special abt this place? Actually I hv enjoyed my trip to Vietnam and I don't mind going again..
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