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de2facon posted January 17th, 2010 at 9:47 am to Ask ANH Discussions.
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I've been asked for my input on restaurant selections for a stop in Ha Noi during an upcoming visit. I have plenty of choices among Vietnamese and Western restaurants based on the large number of reviews on TNH. Now I need some help selecting from the best of the Pho bo places. Some reviews from the Pho Only grouping are a bit dated (14+ months ago), others are awaiting a revisit and the balance have not yet been reviewed on TNH. Please post your updates, revisits and new places on the Res...

Last answered by de2facon about 104 months ago.
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Journeyman posted January 13th, 2010 at 12:41 pm to Ask ANH Discussions.
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....that seems to randomly happen when you ask a perfectly valid question about etiquette on here. Speaking of censorship what about the guy who posted that horrible question about where he could find full fat milk in hanoi? As a devout vegan I would just like to say that that offended me to the core of my being. Milk is murder! Can I assume that will be taken down too?

Last answered by Grant about 104 months ago.
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dawnation posted January 7th, 2010 at 12:21 pm to Ask ANH Discussions.
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I'm sure others will want to know: will there be a memorial service here in Hanoi? Those close to his family, please let the rest of us know. We miss him very much, both online and off.

Last answered by pippasweetie about 104 months ago.
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Donkey-abroad posted December 22nd, 2009 at 12:43 pm to Ask ANH Discussions.
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Well it looks like all us smokers out there have been given a happy new years present. Reading the Vietnam News today, from 1st January smoking is going to be banned in public spaces. The ban will initially be in classrooms, pre-schools, health centres, libraries, cinemas, theatres, factories, office building and on public transport. Smoking will still be permitted in sports centres, stadiums, exhibition centres, lounges, entertainment centres, restaurants, hotels and discotheques in desig...

Last answered by pippasweetie about 105 months ago.
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stephanie85 posted December 21st, 2009 at 2:29 pm to Ask ANH Discussions.
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How to date a guy in one day?

Last answered by Vegas about 105 months ago.
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gatsby posted May 17th, 2009 at 10:32 pm to Ask ANH Discussions.
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I was driving around Hoan Kiem lake this evening, when traffic came to a standstill around the Northeast end. All bikes had stopped. People were getting off their bikes and running over to a growing mob of people, where in the center a young man and a young woman were arguing. The young woman refused to get on his bike so the man got off and grabbed her head and tried to force her on his bike. She refused and things began to escalate...the crowd was getting exponentially bigger, he was sho...

Last answered by TscTempest about 105 months ago.
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Sjay posted December 13th, 2009 at 9:47 pm to Ask ANH Discussions.
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Just for fun >>> Please give me your top ten ... here are my 10 most fun things to do in Hanoi... 10> Watch David Letterman at 10P_M 9> Go to a Relaxing bar 8> Eat BBQ squid 7> Loosing your first wallet and/or mobile phone 6> Getting lost in the provinces 5> Visit the Morselum 5> Walk around the lake with a pram 4> Spend time in the mountains 2> Have a few beers with your friends 1> Hang out with your new family

Last answered by virezo about 105 months ago.
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pippasweetie posted December 9th, 2009 at 10:06 pm to Ask ANH Discussions.
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I am just thinking ahead for the NH/Liquor Store/The Warehouse/Halia drinks this Friday night. Given that it is "the season to be jolly"- only two weeks before Christmas - and a lot of parties about, many NHs may be doubling up on Christmas celebrations etc. I will be heading to Halia after our community festive fundraiser - therefore it will be a bit of a rush to get there and into the christmas spirit/s. Consistent with the season, will others be in a similar situation? Anyone at all h...

Last answered by Newman about 105 months ago.
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dawnation posted December 2nd, 2009 at 6:13 pm to Ask ANH Discussions.
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Warning: this is a damnation not dawnation post. So, as I sit in Hapro Bon Mua by Hoan Kiem trying to work, I am also fortunate enough to enjoy listening to a very loud US woman try to fulfill every stereotype of the ugly American. Of course, a kinder and gentler dawnie would accept that she's dealing with all the new sights/smells/sounds and her accusations of under-cooked eggs, woes about the pollution, and complaints of the lack of service in restaurants is simply her way of dealing wit...

Last answered by dawnation about 105 months ago.
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pippasweetie posted October 30th, 2009 at 8:43 am to Ask ANH Discussions.
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I never had cable before coming to Hanoi so I don't know what is "normal" for cable. Maybe people from the big country with many TV stations can help me understand. I don't think it could be our TV -I want to know why everything on the Hallmark channel seems to be coloured more golden?. All of the skins seem to have even richer tans. Is this a common phenomenon with the station, alone? Are all happy American families well tanned? Also is there some special rule that they only show movie...

Last answered by Newman about 105 months ago.
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TscTempest posted November 27th, 2009 at 5:04 pm to Ask ANH Discussions.
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In recent times there has be a bit of rumpy bumpy about the quality of postings on ANH. May I ask, "How do I express an opinion or pose a question on ANH?"

Last answered by TscTempest about 106 months ago.
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zimdingo posted July 31st, 2009 at 11:00 am to Ask ANH Discussions.
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Just curious, who likes to meh and fail positive reviews out there? Are you: a) the competition to the establishment reviewed and worried about some positive PR? Are you more a fan of Keynes than Friedman when it comes to macro economic policy as it relates to competition? b) just plain lazy? Can't be bothered to add your own review for the benefit of the community? You find it easier to just meh and fail the positive reviews to let people know the establishment sucks. It would be usefu...

Last answered by de2facon about 103 months ago.
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pippasweetie posted June 12th, 2009 at 12:41 pm to Ask ANH Discussions.
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Can we get get some button about ugly avatars? Or maybe the mods can warn the NH member when their photos get a little too scary. Ok everyone's profile shot does not have to be as ho-hum as mine, but Virezo your new one causes me concern and Xau-whatisname, I cannot even read your posts unless I cover your photo with a book or something - because your shot of a toothy wild guy is hideous (thats why I don't know your name)!!!.

Last answered by natinnam about 106 months ago.
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pippasweetie posted November 17th, 2009 at 8:50 am to Ask ANH Discussions.
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My friend has been bedridden for some months after crashing his motorbike into a BMW last August, and breaking every bone in one of his legs. It is his birthday tomorrow, and I would like to arrange some sort of surprise for him. I was thinking a "singing telegram" or similar, would be a cheery bedside celebration. Has anyone ever heard of such a thing in Hanoi? Or could make any suggestions about how to help this bored invalided 33 year old to celebrate his birthday?

Last answered by Danthetaydevil about 106 months ago.
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tctaft posted November 16th, 2009 at 9:13 pm to Ask ANH Discussions.
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I have it in my mind that I might like to live in Long Bien. Near the Long Bien bridge if possible. There's something about those cows and chickens walking along the roadside that strikes a cozy cord in my body. Kind of like country in the city. Problem is Long Bien doesn't even seem to be listed in the "housing" category here. Does anyone know of an agent in that area, or better still, a house that might be available? I have a couple of months left on my lease, so really, there's no panic.

Last answered by tea-kp about 106 months ago.
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oldhamfever1234 posted November 9th, 2009 at 3:49 pm to Ask ANH Discussions.
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Hi, i was just woundering if u have advice abourt looking for work in the Construction field. I was a contacts mananger in england for 4 years. so trying to get some more idea on how,, thanks,

Last answered by Donkey-abroad about 106 months ago.
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emilylinnea posted November 6th, 2009 at 7:25 am to Ask ANH Discussions.
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Hi all, We've been broken into and had motorbikes and bikes stolen. Wondering if there are any words of advice of how to go about this, ie is there a point contacting the police etc.? thanks in advance

Last answered by Vegas about 106 months ago.
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pippasweetie posted May 29th, 2009 at 8:55 am to Ask ANH Discussions.
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Stayed up way too late last night, drinking coffee, and now it’s a lovely rainy day I just want to crawl back into my comfy bed and snooze. But I have to be out and about today. Epiphany – I can sleep out and about. Everyone else does !! But wait, I have a Concern : It’s not that people actually have a nanna nap(or power nap - like me), lots of nations do - but that no-one is actually embarrassed to been seen in what I would consider a vulnerable position. From shop assistants to bank te...

Last answered by Enzedda about 107 months ago.
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Global_Pathways posted October 20th, 2009 at 9:12 pm to Ask ANH Discussions.
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I'm facing more and more aggression in this bloody nightmare traffic. This aggression is especially coming from crazy car drivers who get so frustrated on these roads. A few weeks ago in a small alley. I rode my bicycle and a car behind me started to sound the horn like a crazy man. I looked back angrily wihtout making any aggresive gesture. Emmediately the guy stopped the car and started yelling at me. I told him to fuck off and drive on and that he's a crazy man. He started fighting me....

Last answered by IanH about 107 months ago.
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pippasweetie posted October 26th, 2009 at 9:46 pm to Ask ANH Discussions.
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Am I looking in the wrong place or are you lot still suffering from hangovers? How was the October Hook Up at the Hilton? Looked like it would have been great - where are the reviews?

Last answered by Mags about 107 months ago.
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