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Vacations and World Travel Visiting our beautiful city? Come stay at the Arbutus Vista - Vancouver's Bed & Breakfast.
How was your trip? Which tour packages would you recommend/avoid? Must do's and must eats? Share tips, photos and experiences with other senior RS members who just want to get away..

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Old 02-01-2018, 01:21 AM   #401
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I didnt use mosquito spray lol. I did get all the recommended shots prior to going though. Bring hand sanatizer, the restaurants will charge you for the wet naps if you use them lol. Its just good to use if your on the go and want to clean up before eating. Sunscrean as well. Top two items. Most hotels give shampoo conditioner soap.
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best beach to go in may-june time? south would be better but not sure about weather
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does anyone know where or how to apply for vietnam e-visa?
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does anyone know where or how to apply for vietnam e-visa?
last time we used https://www.bestpricevn.com/vietnam-visa/

this time i just swung by a travel agency on kingsway and got it done. Cost more but less hassle.
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booked viet for june, will be stopping by in TPE and ICN.
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In Vietnam right now. I got scammed by a taxi driver upon arrival. For those who are traveling there and plan to use the taxis there, please only take cabs run by the cab companies named vinasun or mai Linh.

I also got to try the beers from east west Brewery at the hotel I'm staying at. I recall it being mentioned in this thread.
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In Vietnam right now. I got scammed by a taxi driver upon arrival. For those who are traveling there and plan to use the taxis there, please only take cabs run by the cab companies named vinasun or mai Linh.

I also got to try the beers from east west Brewery at the hotel I'm staying at. I recall it being mentioned in this thread.
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Also you can negotiate price with taxi at the airport, buddy just arrived and they tried to charge him more then the agreed price. He jus threw them whatever they agreed upon and left lol
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Thinking about doing a week in Vietnam as part of my Japan/HK trip. Any good recommendations on places to go and which to avoid? So far, I've got Ha Long Bay and the Mekong Delta on my must see list but the rest is open. Sa Pa looks very scenic as well. As you can tell, I'm looking more for nature type destinations, but would also like a good taste of the city as well.
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You can check out the cu chi tunnels near Saigon.


Leaving Vietnam today, if you guys got extra dong that you would like to exchange back to cad or usd. There's a gold store near the banh Thanh market on the corner think it's name was ha tam.
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Yea I’m talking bout the da nang. Why no?
Tons of better resorts to go to. Hyatt, Furama, Pullman, Four Season Nam Hai, etc...

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Anyone been to Qui Lounge in HCM?
Yes its a decent spot, busy in the evenings. Would also suggest Martini Bar, Xu, Blanchy, Racha Room, Firkin as they are all in the same area. Some cool Japanese drinking spots around that area as well around Le Thanh Ton and Thai Van Lung.
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I also got to try the beers from east west Brewery at the hotel I'm staying at. I recall it being mentioned in this thread.
Hope you enjoyed the beers.

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Thinking about doing a week in Vietnam as part of my Japan/HK trip. Any good recommendations on places to go and which to avoid? So far, I've got Ha Long Bay and the Mekong Delta on my must see list but the rest is open. Sa Pa looks very scenic as well. As you can tell, I'm looking more for nature type destinations, but would also like a good taste of the city as well.
Would double check about Sa Pa, heard there has been a ton of over development and construction.
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I ended up staying at Naman, damn I miss that place.

Will return to Vietnam as I've left out some places and not rush it. Sa Pa, Hue, Vung Tau, Mekong, Phu Quoc and maybe Nha Trang.

Also want to visit during the summer season.
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So much change is happening... no wonder Vietnam has the most new millionaires in the world last year (as i've been told by peers that read up on it).
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What's the best data plan for a 17 day trip? So I can use Uber etc..?
You've probably come and gone by now, but I figured I'd throw up what I go for future reference.

I got a VietTel Data only SIM for 200K at the airport. They say it's unlimited but it's really 3.5GB of LTE then throttles to something ridiculously slow. I found that out the hard way on my 4 hour bus ride back from the Mekong Delta. I loaded another 7GB of data for 70K. Data is ridiculously cheap there!

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Would double check about Sa Pa, heard there has been a ton of over development and construction.
Unfortunately I didn't get to go to SaPa but good to know. I'd certainly consider another trip out there if I'm ever in Asia again. It's surprising that they'd ruin SaPa like that as it seems that they are really pushing tourism hard - at least that's the perception I got when I was there.
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Well, tourism boosted by 30% last year in Vietnam..
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Well, tourism boosted by 30% last year in Vietnam..
Not surprised at all/foresee it increasing more in the next few years. It's the new "Thailand" per se. Cheap/friendly people/still relatively not tourist saturated per se/relatively easy getting around in major cities
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You've probably come and gone by now, but I figured I'd throw up what I go for future reference.

I got a VietTel Data only SIM for 200K at the airport. They say it's unlimited but it's really 3.5GB of LTE then throttles to something ridiculously slow. I found that out the hard way on my 4 hour bus ride back from the Mekong Delta. I loaded another 7GB of data for 70K. Data is ridiculously cheap there!
Were you able to share the data via hotspot from your device? Traveling with a group there in the near future, and looking at options for data.
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Were you able to share the data via hotspot from your device? Traveling with a group there in the near future, and looking at options for data.
Yep, it could tether with no issues.
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Hoi An was filled with at least 50% korean tourists there lol
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Hoi An was filled with at least 50% korean tourists there lol
My friend just returned from Vietnam and said the same thing.. actually she said 70% instead of 50% :P
Koreans that used to travel to Thailand and Philippine are now travelling to Vietnam more instead as Thailand is getting more and more pricier than before and Philippine becoming more infamous for corrupted cops and airport officials.
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