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rburkwood posted September 2nd, 2017 at 2:37 pm to Paperwork.
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Hi everyone! So I need to obtain a Criminal records check "Ly lich Tu phap" from the National Center for Criminal Records in Vietnam. I am a Uk citizen who no longer resides in Vietnam. I need this certificate to pass security clearances in my new job in the UK. I have looked through the Vietnamese embassy in the UK's website for advice and it appears that it can be done but you need to authorise someone in Vietnam to do it for you. I have no contacts in Hanoi who could possibly do t...

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happyheart posted July 11th, 2018 at 11:17 am to Culture.
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This post is for those that are new to Hanoi, we want to let you know of how some English centers are taking away from your pay. 1. If they are paying you $20 p/h and are taking away from you 500vnd for each dollar, then ask them to pay the current exchange rate of that day.... With the currency always lowering, that 500vnd adds up. If you have 50 hours a month, that's 500,000vnd. For the year, that is 6.000.000vnd. 2. Some English centers are claiming tax as they make some things ...

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carlhkz posted July 9th, 2018 at 1:58 am to Shopping.
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Does anyone know where I can buy Marmite in Hanoi, please?

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Karen posted August 21st, 2009 at 11:50 am to Culture.
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Does anyone know the title of the music being played on Vietnam Airlines while passengers board the plane (and search for their seats)? It's the accompanying music to the images of nature being shown on the television screens scattered all around the plane. I heard the music on all my domestic flights (Danang, Ho Chi Minh) aboard the Vietnam Airlines. It is just music with no lyrics. Very Relaxing music that I could use for my digital stories. Thanks a lot!

Last answered by NathanXL about 1 week ago.
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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 1 week ago.
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sanderc posted July 5th, 2018 at 7:45 am to Visas.
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What are the best websites to check which Visa you need? I am visiting Vietnam for 35 days and my brother is travelling with me for only 10 days.

Last answered by johnspud about 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago.
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johnspud posted July 4th, 2018 at 8:05 am to Culture.
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A good Vietnamese friend of mine is getting married soon, and I need to buy a gift. Yes, I know that tradition calls for money, but I'm not a traditionalist! I'm thinking of a really nice pendulum clock, what do you think? I won't be going to the wedding since it's halfway to HCM.

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735684248 posted July 3rd, 2018 at 7:04 am to Étiquette.
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where to buy magnet in Vietnam, or please tell me where are those wholesaler, Thank you !

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caviarparty posted April 20th, 2016 at 1:17 pm to Bread & Milk.
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Though I am sure about moving to Vietnam this summer to teach English and travel for the following year, I haven't yet made up my mind if I want to live in one of the big cities or smaller town like Da Nang. I'll have time to travel around before settling. My question is a simple one: is the job market about as good in a smaller town like Da Nang as in HCMC? If you're moving without a Work Permit, do you think a small town might be risky because the schools will have more oversight from the p...

Last answered by Coconuts about 3 weeks ago.
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Vinamilk50 posted May 13th, 2016 at 4:50 am to Bread & Milk.
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This country is a nice country. Unfortunately, many locals have been talking about the bad chemicals in the food that farmers have used to keep the fruit, vegetables, and meat fresh. Additionally, lots of food is being imported from China. One case said that some chicken eaten today is being imported from either the 1960s or 1970s. One case stated that they have chemicals to turn pork into beef. Another case stated some are suffering from sickness and death due to the harmful chemicals in the...

Last answered by Coconuts about 3 weeks ago.
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paulocling posted June 21st, 2018 at 9:10 am to Aidez-Moi!.
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Hello ! I will be leaving Vietnam in 3 weeks and for salary reasons, I cannot close my Vietnamese Bank account. I will be able to withdraw money from it whilst in Europe. I was wondering what will eventually happen if I do not close my account? Will it just be frozen over a certain period of time ? Thanks !

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bangraman40 posted September 23rd, 2016 at 11:34 am to Shopping.
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Hi there, I've just moved to Hanoi and wondering where I can get western size 6 women's shoes at a reasonable price..ie not Aldo! I've been to Savico and they only had up to size 5 shoes. Any recommendations would be really appreciated :) Thanks

Last answered by Melisa A. about 4 weeks ago.
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Limus posted August 17th, 2008 at 7:23 pm to Autre.
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Hi, I'm looking for Tai Chi lessons here in Hanoi, but it's proving harder than I expected. I've tried google and New Hanoian searches without any luck. I've also checked at most of the gyms and health clubs i can find. Does anyone have any ideas about where else I should look? Thanks!

Last answered by vunguyen154 about 4 weeks ago.
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ellake posted February 4th, 2010 at 2:11 pm to Culture.
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Does anyone know of any tai chi evening classes in hoan kiem tay ho or ba dinh district? i know they do tai chi at hoan kiem lake early mornings but i start work very early so i can only do evening classes, let me know thanks

Last answered by vunguyen154 about 4 weeks ago.
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Carna posted June 15th, 2018 at 4:36 am to Shopping.
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Hi, Anyone living in Hanoi want to adopt a puppy? I'm living in Hanoi and my dog has just given birth to 2 puppies, they are very cute girls, poodle tiny with brown hairs. Now they are 1 month and a half year old. I dont want to selling them to people who make them reproduce for earning money, and I think there are foreigners living in Hanoi who want to buy dog from breeder or household. So, if you are dog lover and want to adopt her, please contact me. You can send me message or reac...

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smudgeparsons posted April 28th, 2009 at 9:07 am to Shopping.
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Does anybody know where to buy a vacuum pack system (the one where you can suck your clothes into a bag the size of a squashed squirrel)?

Last answered by johnspud about 4 weeks ago.
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Bronwyn posted February 5th, 2018 at 6:10 am to Aidez-Moi!.
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Hi. I would like to inquire if there are any teaching positions available in Vietnam that does not require a degree? I would appreciate your response in this regard. Many thanks

Last answered by anonymous7 about 4 weeks ago.
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