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Khumbu posted May 26th, 2008 at 8:41 pm to Etiquette.
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Can anyone recommend a place to buy luxurious quality, pure cotton bed sheets - that are vaguely reasonably priced? Also, pillows? Thanks

Last answered by skarper about 10 months ago.
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jhana posted December 19th, 2008 at 12:14 pm to Etiquette.
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Does anyone know where to get a good ao dai made? I went to some shops on Kim Ma last night with vietnamese collegue and they were in the 1 - 2 million range. Or a plainer one for about 700-800k. There were many Vietnamese in these shops, but this price still seems so expensive to me! Help??

Last answered by hienthaoshop about 11 months ago.
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arctictis posted June 19th, 2008 at 5:01 pm to Etiquette.
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Other than the few baskets and shops on the northwest corner of HK lake, does anyone know where there's a tobacconist selling good cigars? (Preferably cheaply?)

Last answered by erudite about 16 months ago.
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sarjento posted February 3rd, 2010 at 3:09 pm to Etiquette.
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Looking for Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room in Hanoi. I go to a gym I'm happy with, that doesn't have a jacuzzi, sauna or steam room. Occasionally, I want to use a jacuzzi, steam room, and sauna. I understand this means paying a daily free (not being a member). What hotels are reasonable in price about this. I assume these will be in "hotel gyms" that often have these facilities. Thanks.

Last answered by travworld about 18 months ago.
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the globe posted November 18th, 2015 at 4:27 pm to Etiquette.
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what are the good dating websites to find our soul mates/lovers in Vietnam? I am serious :>

Last answered by the globe about 20 months ago.
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grbox2001 posted July 3rd, 2009 at 10:32 pm to Etiquette.
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Where is the large fabric market? It's in a building several floors and at least one level has only fabric. I've been there before, but I don't remember where it is. Does anyone know the name of it and or the street it's on? I know this information has been posted before because I've seen it, but now that I need it I can't find it. I searched ANH using the words: fabric, material, market, shopping, and tailor.

Last answered by tomcang2008 about 20 months ago.
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Luci1 posted June 25th, 2008 at 1:04 pm to Etiquette.
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Can anyone recommend good hair salons that will do a good cut and highlights

Last answered by pebbles about 23 months ago.
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FinnMove posted September 24th, 2011 at 1:53 pm to Etiquette.
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I had a cleaning lady visiting first time in my apartment. And when she was leaving I offered her some food products which the old tenant had left behind (cookies, several type of tea bags, some instat coffee bags = all the backages were opened, but the individual packages were closed/sealed). I think she didn't quite understand what I was trying (she called someone, and after a while she left without taking anything). Should I try to offer those things again to her, but how? Or shoul...

Last answered by Breathing Robot about 26 months ago.
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NickinNam posted October 12th, 2011 at 6:10 pm to Etiquette.
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I went to meet a friend for lunch today. As I arrived, he was at the cash register paying, looking a bit green. He saw something seriously unsanitary going on in this medium priced venue, in full public view (plates being scraped, the garnished being preserved, and new food going on the same unwashed plate to a new table). The manager arrived at the cash register. He explained what he saw. Here's the question: She had this look on her face like "yeah, I know exactly what you're ...

Last answered by jimmy1967 about 26 months ago.
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Brighde posted April 25th, 2009 at 10:52 am to Etiquette.
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Hey.. Are there any vegans in Hanoi?

Last answered by thrash till death about 26 months ago.
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mcao1 posted May 26th, 2008 at 2:13 pm to Etiquette.
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Is anyone currently living in Ciputra villa (not apartment). Im just wondering how is the house condition, maintenance service, surrounding space and how convenient for you to go on with daily chores (groceries shopping, outdoor activities, neighbours). Really appreciate your shared info.

Last answered by Mwreesman about 28 months ago.
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ckofs posted July 26th, 2008 at 8:55 am to Etiquette.
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Im coming out to hanoi next month and i was going to get myself a motorbike. I have a UK full driving licence so what size bike can i have upto. If i wanted a bigger bike are there such things as bike tests in Vietnam?

Last answered by mattnnz about 29 months ago.
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mikemcdonald25 posted September 12th, 2008 at 10:01 pm to Etiquette.
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I am looking for an acupuncture specialist. I have heard there is a really good lady here in Ha Noi that a lot of expats use but I can't get her address. Help appreciated.

Last answered by Proview35 about 33 months ago.
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NickS posted June 3rd, 2008 at 6:44 pm to Etiquette.
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I am currently trying to find work teaching English in Hanoi. I have a couple of interviews arranged already, but I'm a little worried about the work permit/business visa regulations... Which do I need? How do I get one? (and how do I get a Criminal Record certificate from the UK, if needed, when I'm already in Hanoi?) How long does it take? Can I legally work whilst the application is in process? So many questions, sorry! Thanks, Nick

Last answered by Grant about 34 months ago.
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Gaylebeachgirl posted May 18th, 2014 at 1:57 pm to Etiquette.
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Hairdresser required Now- for women's- short- style and colour! Something that will not leave me looking either 20 or 80! I've searched previous forums-but quite dated information. Any ideas please!!

Last answered by MonaPLe about 37 months ago.
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Devorah posted May 2nd, 2010 at 9:14 pm to Etiquette.
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Are there any Jewish ex-pats in Ha Noi? Seen lots of stuff for Catholic and other services but wondered if there were any Jews out there or rather here in Ha Noi. If you're here I'd love to make contact.

Last answered by Isaac and Chaya about 38 months ago.
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Luke.as.taylor posted February 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 pm to Etiquette.
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So, I posted a note in the personal section last night using the "Strictly friends" category, which is my genuine interest. Within a few hours I had received quite a number of responses, many from "local girls", some of which raised my eyebrows ever so slightly. I don't want to make any assumptions, because I imagine the language barrier causes some misunderstandings and misreadings but i'm curious to hear if anyone has any insight into making friends via the personals sections. I'm here ...

Last answered by Luke.as.taylor about 40 months ago.
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stravel posted January 27th, 2014 at 11:23 am to Etiquette.
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What is the best color(male) to wear for visiting someone's home during TET ? I understand black is out. How about blue or red ? I don't want to offend anyone.

Last answered by Newman about 41 months ago.
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ThuUyen posted January 16th, 2009 at 8:48 am to Etiquette.
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Dear all, new hanoian is a great forum to share experiences, just want to thank all for their input! Anyway, now I would like to put up an issue! During my stay here for 6 month, I noted a radical change on my body and on my health. For example, my face skin has gone completely back to puperty-stage, and I talked to my friends about this issue and they also seem to struggle with the air/pollution in Hanoi being harsh to their skin. Furthermore, I noticed...

Last answered by Zenkarma about 45 months ago.
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Gord posted September 7th, 2008 at 5:06 pm to Etiquette.
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Anybody know where I can get Melita-style paper coffee filters?

Last answered by Lowflying about 45 months ago.
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