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Khumbu posted May 26th, 2008 at 8:41 pm to Phong tục.
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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 johnspud about 4 weeks ago.
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Tangers posted July 8th, 2010 at 1:35 pm to Phong tục.
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Does anyone know the going/average rate for babysitting. This is not for nannying its to come over on an occasional basis and sit the kids while we go out to dinner etc.

Last answered by MyaInHanoi about 3 months ago.
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735684248 posted July 3rd, 2018 at 7:04 am to Phong tục.
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where to buy magnet in Vietnam, or please tell me where are those wholesaler, Thank you !

Last answered by christineHa about 4 months ago.
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johnspud posted December 18th, 2017 at 6:29 am to Phong tục.
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Where can I get either a handheld magnifying glass or strong magnified readers? My vision has gone downhill recently and I'm having trouble reading.

Last answered by ddotaytay about 9 months ago.
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travelgoddess posted April 21st, 2008 at 1:21 pm to Phong tục.
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Seriously considering getting a dehumidifier. Is anyone leaving and selling one? Do you know where to buy a small, affordable one? Thanks in advance, Steph

Last answered by Khuyen about 10 months ago.
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sarahm posted August 5th, 2011 at 8:03 am to Phong tục.
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So my toddler son has put up with 2 years of having his privates pinched and grabbed by complete strangers in the street. What's with this?? At first I though it was a way of determining gender (dressing him in blue and brown doesn't seem to be clear enough). I know this odd behaviour has been inflicted on other Western boys too, and have heard rumours that it's some kind of good luck charm. Huh?? Is it only boys who have to go through this indignity, and is it only foreign boys? Ple...

Last answered by Gentlestar about 12 months ago.
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newblueworld posted September 26th, 2017 at 9:07 am to Phong tục.
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First, can anybody link to garbage sorting collecting centers that pay for trash? I often see people digging through trash to take cans and bottles somewhere where it seems they will get paid for them. Where are the biggest locations and what are their names? Second, does anyone know where to dispose of harmful (electronic) trash like batteries, light bulbs, and things that contain chemicals? After reading this question already asked on TNH, I understand how most people sort their trash...

Last answered by johnspud about 13 months ago.
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twodustyfeet posted August 6th, 2017 at 3:44 pm to Phong tục.
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I currently live in a place with wooden shutters on the windows. I find it inconvenient to wake up to a dark room and have to open the shutters every morning. Does anyone leave their shutters open ask the time and just rely on glass windows or is this considered unsafe? No neighbours leave their shutters open overnight..

Last answered by drdd333 about 15 months ago.
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jhana posted December 19th, 2008 at 12:14 pm to Phong tục.
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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 27 months ago.
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arctictis posted June 19th, 2008 at 5:01 pm to Phong tục.
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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 32 months ago.
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sarjento posted February 3rd, 2010 at 3:09 pm to Phong tục.
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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 33 months ago.
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the globe posted November 18th, 2015 at 4:27 pm to Phong tục.
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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 35 months ago.
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grbox2001 posted July 3rd, 2009 at 10:32 pm to Phong tục.
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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 35 months ago.
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Luci1 posted June 25th, 2008 at 1:04 pm to Phong tục.
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Can anyone recommend good hair salons that will do a good cut and highlights

Last answered by pebbles about 38 months ago.
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FinnMove posted September 24th, 2011 at 1:53 pm to Phong tục.
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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 41 months ago.
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NickinNam posted October 12th, 2011 at 6:10 pm to Phong tục.
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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 41 months ago.
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Brighde posted April 25th, 2009 at 10:52 am to Phong tục.
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Hey.. Are there any vegans in Hanoi?

Last answered by thrash till death about 41 months ago.
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mcao1 posted May 26th, 2008 at 2:13 pm to Phong tục.
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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 43 months ago.
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ckofs posted July 26th, 2008 at 8:55 am to Phong tục.
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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 45 months ago.
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mikemcdonald25 posted September 12th, 2008 at 10:01 pm to Phong tục.
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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 48 months ago.
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