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Old 08-11-2007, 07:52 PM   #76
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glad you are having a good time marco!!

be sure to inform your friends when u come back to singapore, vietnam is not as 'bad' as some people make it out to be..
Vietnam is SO good that I have just booked myself a trip there in early Jan. Couldnt resist when I saw the $3 air promo on Jetstar
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Old 08-11-2007, 09:06 PM   #77
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Vietnam is SO good that I have just booked myself a trip there in early Jan. Couldnt resist when I saw the $3 air promo on Jetstar
make sure u make accomodation arrangements early also..
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Old 08-11-2007, 10:09 PM   #78
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make sure u make accomodation arrangements early also..
still deciding where to stay. Anyone have reasonable accomodation not exceeding $60 per nite to recommend? I prefer staying near ben thanh area.
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:34 PM   #79
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Elios Hotel might just fit your bill, new 3 star hotel, walking distance to ben thanh market & backpackers alley
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:58 PM   #80
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Elios Hotel might just fit your bill, new 3 star hotel, walking distance to ben thanh market & backpackers alley
Thanks! Let me do a search and take a look. My original plan was ti stay at a hotel just across the road from Ben Thanh
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Old 10-11-2007, 06:29 AM   #81
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Elios Hotel might just fit your bill, new 3 star hotel, walking distance to ben thanh market & backpackers alley
Just check it looks great, besides it at Pham Ngu Lao Street, very happening place! Any idea how much is the superior rooms?
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:41 AM   #82
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By the way, can communicate in english over there? any other foreign language they understand? or necessary to speak in viets if Free & Easy?
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Old 10-11-2007, 07:08 PM   #83
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need to know some viet words, around Ben Thanh I think some can speak English. other areas, hard to find ppls that can speak English.

going china town, can speak chinese (cantonese ?) there.
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Old 11-11-2007, 05:17 PM   #84
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By the way, can communicate in english over there? any other foreign language they understand? or necessary to speak in viets if Free & Easy?
I go there also pi le pa la anyhow say, somehow the shop assistant and taxi drivers understand
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Old 11-11-2007, 08:48 PM   #85
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By the way, can communicate in english over there? any other foreign language they understand? or necessary to speak in viets if Free & Easy?
IMHO, dont really need ah. Those in the tourist industry know some basic English. Even if they don't understand English, hand signs work well enough to get by.
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Old 12-11-2007, 06:33 PM   #86
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anyway, people are usually friendly to tourists mah.
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Old 13-11-2007, 03:22 PM   #87
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hey marco, ur story is really interesting man.

continue leh. dun keep us in suspense haha
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Old 14-11-2007, 01:05 AM   #88
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hi all,

I am planning a trip to vietnam in Dec and have some qns... hope someone can help!

My flts are booked: reach HCMC sat and rtn Hanoi next Sun.. so total 9 days 8 nites.

Tentative itinerary is:
Day 1: HCMC
Day 2: HCMC
Day 3: HCMC to Hoi An
Day 4: Hoi An to Hue
Day 5: Hue
Day 6: Hue to Hanoi
Day 7: Halong Bay
Day 8: Hanoi
Day 9: Hanoi

Qns:
is my itinerary abit rush?
I am concern abt the tpt betw the cities... train or bus or flt? the bus and train seems to take a long along time .... any suggestions?
or is it better to stick to HCMC and Hanoi only.. then fly betw 2 cities?

thnx!
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Old 14-11-2007, 02:15 PM   #89
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why HUE? btw, its flooding b/w the middle regions hor.

theres no car transport b/w hanoi, hue or HCM.
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