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kris posted October 25th, 2018 at 9:00 pm to Travel.
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Hello, Is it possible to travel using Grab App from Hanoi airport to Trang An or Ninh Binh? Kris

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Rowan posted September 21st, 2018 at 3:25 pm to Travel.
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Where can I send my big bags from Hanoi to Da Nang, and how much does it cost?

Last answered by Khuyen about 1 month ago.
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Tcavale posted July 19th, 2011 at 3:18 pm to Travel.
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I need to send two big bags down to Saigon, the postal service is out of the question. Can anyone give me info/ advice on how I can send these bags to Saigon via train or airplane? Is there a reliable service that I could use?

Last answered by Khuyen about 3 months ago.
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travworld posted July 20th, 2018 at 3:21 am to Travel.
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What's the point to look for an answer already posted when all these messages in here are 5 years old or older. I mean Have things changed since 2011?

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mslulu89 posted August 22nd, 2011 at 1:27 pm to Travel.
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My friends are flying into Ho Chi Minh city in a couple of weeks and they would like to go by train to Hoi An. The thing is the only trip we could find mostly went through the night which defeats the purpose of the train as my friends would really enjoy seeing the countryside. Has anyone had any experience going on a day time train from Ho Chi Minh to Hoi An? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

Last answered by johnspud about 4 months ago.
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ltmagnificent posted May 8th, 2011 at 11:31 pm to Travel.
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My sister is coming in a week (staying for a full two weeks) and I am considering doing a train trip to Hoi An, stopping at various places along the way (then flying back to Hanoi from Danang). Has anyone done this kind of a trip? If so what were your experiences and do you have any recommendations for travel arrangements? We would be stopping in Vinh and Hue for sure. Are there any other points of interest that you would recommend?

Last answered by maarten about 4 months ago.
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Atomic posted July 7th, 2010 at 7:30 pm to Travel.
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Which trains are good and which suck? Or are they all relatively the same with the exception of Victoria Orient Express?

Last answered by maarten about 4 months ago.
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bailey posted February 8th, 2010 at 12:30 pm to Travel.
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Does anyone know where you can catch the public bus to the airport? You used to be able to get on at Kim Ma, but someone told me that now it only stops down by the Daewoo. Is it still the number 7 or 17...or have the numbers changed as well?

Last answered by maarten about 4 months ago.
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HanoiJoe2 posted October 20th, 2016 at 7:04 pm to Travel.
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TNH - A little help, please. I'm soon to be arriving in Ha Noi on my first trip to VN. A couple weeks later I'll be going from Ha Noi to Ha Giang. I'm having trouble figuring out my best transportation option. Don't want to hire a private driver just for me, that's expensive and piggy. I am concerned that the bus will be cramped (I am very tall), is that true? I've heard about an "executive bus" premium service of some sort, but can't find any real information about it. I've read that the nig...

Last answered by huecar about 6 months ago.
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Black Knight posted April 4th, 2018 at 6:59 am to Travel.
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Hi everyone, I’m looking for some agencies company here in Hanoi that are experienced in European travel stuff. Kindly response to this thread if you know any agencies, please. It’s urgent. Thank you.

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Marylouise posted January 1st, 2018 at 8:58 am to Travel.
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Hello! I have read and have all the info I need to fly my dog to UK. I have read about international movers in Hanoi. I phoned them but they didnt speak english. They also didnt reply to my email to get a quote through expat finders. I also tried to contact the department of animal health to start to prepare billies microchipping and blood sample. They didnt respond to my email. Now Im not sure what to do as noone is responding to me. The only one who had is animal doctors in hcm but I need a...

Last answered by Saigon Van Int. Rel. about 9 months ago.
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damooster posted September 2nd, 2013 at 10:11 pm to Travel.
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Does anyone have a regular taxi driver and/or company they use that speaks decent English? I'm trying to find a cab company that can understand directions in English (for my wife). She will need to take several trips to the doctors (at Vinmec) and we live off a main road that is difficult to find/address does not pop up on a map. If it helps, we live off of Xuan Dieu.

Last answered by Khuyen about 9 months ago.
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sirchai posted November 2nd, 2017 at 4:21 pm to Travel.
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I'll be in Vietnam from the 4th to the 11th of this month and was planning a holiday. I'll land in HCMC and stay two days at a hotel. Then I wanted to go to a cheaper beach resort, but now checking the weather forecast, it might not be a great idea to go to the ocean. I do hope that the weather will change, but it doesn't look like. Can you recommend some places in the city, please? Thanks a lot.

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microhit posted July 18th, 2017 at 8:56 am to Travel.
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Can anyone tell me who are the FREE wifi hotspot providers in Vietnam? My understanding is that only VNPT and Viettel provide free wifi. Are there any other players also? thanks

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ptootz posted December 15th, 2015 at 4:46 pm to Travel.
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Does anyone have experience traveling during Tet holiday in Vietnam? Will it be difficult? Trying to decide whether or not to plan a trip around Vietnam or go elsewhere?

Last answered by 4ndy_ng about 16 months ago.
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irazhar posted June 23rd, 2017 at 7:40 am to Travel.
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Hello. I want to go from Noi Bai Airport to My Dinh bus station to catch bus to Sapa. I take bus 7 at airport to Kim Ma Bus station. But what is the connecting bus from Kim Ma to My Dinh bus station?

Last answered by Gembka about 16 months ago.
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Hiaho posted June 10th, 2017 at 2:46 pm to Travel.
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Hello Me and my boyfriend are currently doing a loop on northern vietnam sharing an old looking Honda Future Neo. We have made it from Hanoi to Yen Bai so far, and want to head to Lao Cai, Bac Ha, Ha Giang, Cao Bang and Lang Son to eventually return to Hanoi in a couple of weeks time. The bikes has a few faults (no brakes lights, one wing mirror missing, front mud guard close the falling off and makes it a very loud high pitched noise when driving) and we are getting a little concerned wit...

Last answered by Dennis1 about 17 months ago.
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SEANINHANOI posted October 2nd, 2011 at 5:44 pm to Travel.
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I am thinking of making my own way to Ba Be National Park by bus and Xe-om. Has anyone done this? Am I mad. It is do-able in 4 days?

Last answered by HelenNguyenn about 17 months ago.
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arky_r posted April 11th, 2013 at 12:24 pm to Travel.
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Heading to few East African countries in two months. Where can I get Yellow fever vaccination and certificate in Hanoi. PS:I know this question was posted before and I already tried Family Medical as well

Last answered by Crazyjeeper about 19 months ago.
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mgstone2020 posted March 25th, 2017 at 9:45 am to Travel.
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I need to renew my visa soon and I want to check with TNH on current costs. I'm a US citizen. I need a 1 year business multiple entry visa. Tourist is cheaper, but is only available for 3 months. Is that right? I'm being quoted $215 plus $135 at the airport. Is this in the ballpark for what others are paying? Thanks

Last answered by Niteflyer about 19 months ago.
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