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weirdshiny posted just now to Help!. Viewed 6 times. not yet answered.
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Hotel Policy (Foreigner and Vietnamese guests i...

Hi I recently learned about the law that a foreigner cannot share a hotel room with a Vietnamese without a marriage license. I do understand that this has been designed to prevent illegal activities like commercial sex. However I don't believe it should be applied blindly without reviewing the situation. I'm Vietnamese, currently living and studying Singapore and want to travel around Vietnam with my Singaporean bf. Will the hotels/ authority be persuaded to relax this rule if I present some ...

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Joysmelrose posted about 22 hours ago to Help!. Viewed 107 times. answered 3 times.
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Networking

Hello - are there any expat networking events or groups coming up soon? I'd like to attend if possible!

Last answered by Phoenix1949 about 2 hours ago.
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Bfamily posted just now to Other. Viewed 9 times. not yet answered.
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Dentist offering anesthesia?

Does anyone know of a dentist here that can use anesthesia for wisdom tooth removal? My daughter has a needle phobia and will need to be put out for this. West Coast doesn't have it. Anyone know??

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TomG posted an hour or so ago to Other. Viewed 27 times. answered once.
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Kindle Paperwhite repair

Hi. My Kindle Paperwhite has a Hair Thin crack on the inner screen , hence not allowing me to use the touch screen and / or read books etc. is there a place here that can replace the screen for me quickly ? . Heading to India on Sunday and desperate to get it fixed. Thank you all in advance. Tom G x

Last answered by Klokker about 5 hours ago.
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KarenandKevin posted about 24 months ago to Shopping. Viewed 717 times. answered 7 times.
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Sunscreen

Where can I buy sunscreen in Hanoi - I live in Westlake?

Last answered by Nmee about 5 hours ago.
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travworld posted about 2 days ago to Shopping. Viewed 307 times. answered 12 times.
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Hoi-An old town only 120,000 vnd to visit , Wha...

Why is Hoi-An Old town doing a mandatory fee for all visitors ?

Last answered by friendlyme about 8 hours ago.
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Bombay Saphire posted about 4 weeks ago to Paperwork. Viewed 1046 times. answered 55 times.
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Work Permit

Hi guys. I am hoping you can help me. I have not yet moved to Hanoi but I am looking to relocate there sometime soon from Ireland. I have however travelled through Hanoi and spent a couple of weeks there, and I also know people that have previously lived there. I have reading some of the posts about police clearance and and work permits and I was hoping you could give me some advice. My problem is this. I have no criminal record, but when my background check comes back it does show that I had...

Last answered by thunderpussy about 1 day ago.
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Olechka posted about 1 day ago to Other. Viewed 30 times. not yet answered.
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Rollerblades instructor needed

Hi everyone! Does anyone know a rollerblades instructor for children ? ( private or group classes) Thx :)

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shylock posted about 2 days ago to Other. Viewed 66 times. answered 3 times.
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Your Experience Moving a Large Dog in/out of Vi...

Interested in making a connection with any expats in Hanoi who have brought (and/or returned with) a large dog from Australia.. both for anecdotal info on the logistics of import/export (the return seems tricky... via Malaysia maybe?) and also life with a large dog in Hanoi (exercise, vet recommendations, etc). Thanks!

Last answered by tctaft about 1 day ago.
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notanenglishteacher posted about 2 weeks ago to Other. Viewed 234 times. answered 3 times.
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Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Martial Arts classes or ...

I know this question has been asked before but all the answers are from 55 months ago or whatever. I'm looking for kickboxing, with a bag or pads. Preferably Hoan Kiem side of the lake, but I'll go anywhere if its a good class/instructor/someone who ACTUALLY knows how to properly hold pads. Also, I've tried VietFighter and that guy is mean. I had to convince him to not put me in the corner, what a waste of energy. I'd also be interested in Martial Arts, etc. anything that involves p...

Last answered by nffc about 2 days ago.
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sakura84 posted about 2 weeks ago to Other. Viewed 410 times. answered 8 times.
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Access to old classifieds

Hi, I saw a personal ad last month that I was tempted to respond to but didn't because I was in a relationship. Now the relationship is over, but I can't find the ad. It seems they remove them after a few weeks. Does anyone know if there is a archives section or another way to access older classifieds? Thanks.

Last answered by lochmouse about 2 days ago.
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Ocelots posted about 14 months ago to Paperwork. Viewed 429 times. answered once.
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Vietnamese licence in Cambodia

I read early last year that the Mekong countries were going to sign some legislation that let people with driving licence in their country drive in other Mekong countries legally. Eg using my Vn licence to drive in Cambodia who also doesn't accept international drivers permits Has this happened? Any English language article that one could use to indicate this if it has?

Last answered by rmcsharry about 3 days ago.
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DuffMan posted about 8 months ago to Shopping. Viewed 652 times. answered 8 times.
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rollerblades / in-line skates

Does anyone know where to get rollerblades / in-line skates?

Last answered by Olechka about 3 days ago.
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Adeher posted about 63 months ago to Shopping. Viewed 3447 times. answered 22 times.
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Yamaha Exciter vs Honda Future Neo

Hi I plan on buying a brand new motorbike next week. I've been renting a Future Neo for almost a year and half, and I was thinking I should really buy one instead. I'm not a big fan of waves, I've always loved the first Future, and Future Neo is also a good bike. But now I discover the Yamaha Exciter. It seems better than the neo, mechanically speaking, but also about 5 millions more expensive. I've never tried one, nor see anybody driving one everyday. I'd like to have some feedbacks on ...

Last answered by moon reader about 3 days ago.
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thrash till death posted about 1 week ago to Other. Viewed 391 times. answered 12 times.
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How much do you 'pay' your local cops for paper...

I've been here for three years now. Living in my last house for over two years, and now another house in the same street. (Doi Can.) In my last house, 209 Doi Can, any paperwork needed from the local police was free. When I needed a proof of residency form it was free. In the new house, 463 Doi Can, It's costing 500,000 per document. I'm about to 'buy' my third we've 'bought' one and will need another soon for my partner, and we 'bought' one for our daughter a month ago. How much ...

Last answered by BoDice about 3 days ago.
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Bloodaxe posted about 3 days ago to Help!. Viewed 56 times. not yet answered.
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Hard case luggage boxes for motorbikes

Hi, I'm trying to find a place that sells the hard case (fibreglass) luggage boxes that bolt on to the sides of the motorbikes. I've got a helmet box already but would like to get some of the side boxes to help protect the growing amount of crap that I have to carry for work :-) I normally get all my bike stuff over on Pho Hue but haven't seen these types of boxes there, even though I have seen them on quite a few bikes lately. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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truongt posted about 36 months ago to Help!. Viewed 4377 times. answered 23 times.
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Father name on child's Birth Certificate

My partner(Vietnamese) and I(British) are not married but I want to include my name as the father on our child's birth certificate. I've read conflicting info about on the net about whether I can do this. Some say as a foreigner it can't be done, unless we are married, and other say I only need to write and submit a declaration of paternity as the child's father and pay a fee. Does anyone know which is correct. If so, a pointer to actually Vietnamese law that allows me to do this would be...

Last answered by Bumble Bee about 4 days ago.
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european_son posted about 11 months ago to Paperwork. Viewed 1950 times. answered 25 times.
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Vietnamese Birth Certificate for new baby (VN m...

Can anyone please advise on whether I can choose Western names for my baby's Vietnamese birth certificate, or do all the names have to be Vietnamese? Brief summary of my position...my wife is Vietnamese, and I am from the UK. We live in Vietnam, and we had a baby here recently. We want the baby's main first name to be Western, with Vietnamese middle name and my surname. We are attempting to get a Vietnamese birth certificate, but the Ministry appear to be saying that we can only choose...

Last answered by Bumble Bee about 5 days ago.
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amabush posted about 5 months ago to Help!. Viewed 1446 times. answered 40 times.
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animals

I've just got home after a nice night out to my flat on a small street and have spent four minutes listening to an animal, I think a dog, screaming as if in agony. I've heard various stories about what happens to meat dogs around the full moon but I've never heard anything like this before so close to home. Do I ignore it? Do I search out the animal and owner and try to intervene? What DO I do? Because actually I don't know WHAT to do.

Last answered by Rammel25 about 5 days ago.
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pippasweetie posted about 43 months ago to Culture. Viewed 2483 times. answered 23 times.
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Selling your Pet ie. your beloved dog friend

Is there a cultural reason why people try to sell their (ordinary) dogs in the Classifieds and other channels? I understand dog breeders breed puppies of particular types to sell to people who are seeking a particular type of dog. What I don't understand is why people who are moving, are finding their lifestyle too busy etc would want to sell their beloved pet, rather than give it to someone (hopefully nice) who will take care of it.

Last answered by Rammel25 about 5 days ago.
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