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After one month riding Vietnam, I sell my Honda Win 110 copy before heading back home. Almost 3000kms done, not any problem with the engine. The 2 tires are new ( about 500km), spark plug and oil just changed and it has new mirrors. It comes along with a EU certified helmet, a map of Vietnam and straps to put the packs on the back. I can also give driving lessons and good advice if you wanna go to HCMC with it. (I come from there with the motorbike). I am staying at Hanoi Backpackers Hostel on Ma May street (old district)till June 23rd. Feel free to come try it, just send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, you can leave your phone number, I'll call you back asap.
I will be travelling to Vietnam soon and have been told that Vietnam holds host to some lovely Hot springs and Mud Baths.
I will be travelling to Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An and Hanoi only. Does anyone know of hot springs or mud baths in or around these areas?
We're going to be in Vietnam for all of October, travelling from Ho Chi Minh up to Hanoi and flying out of there. We're planning to do some trekking around Sapa and maybe elsewhere too (central highlands perhaps?).
I'm just trying to figure out what sort of temperatures we should expect. I keep reading that the weather can be "cold" or "cool" but it would be helpful to know actual temperature ranges! Also, are average temperatures for Sapa generally the same as surrounding areas or lower/higher?
Hey to all the motorcyclists out there,
My partner and I have just spent 2 weeks in Pai and hired a moped to get around.
Yesterday we travelled from Pai to Soppong to visit the Tham Lod Cave.
The road is part of the 'Mae Hong Son Loop' and I've got to say it was the most exhilarating ride of my life!
Now I am not a rider, merely a pillion but I've heard that the ride from Da Nang to Hue in Vietnam is meant to be one of the best in the world.
Better than Pai to Soppong in Thailand? I find it hard to imagine.
Has anyone done both and which is better?
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts :-)
We are planning a quick trip through Vietnam for two and a half weeks in August.
We are going to fly into HCMC, and see a few sights while making our way to Hanoi.
From there the plan is to take the train to Beijing.
Has anyone had any experience with catching this train and crossing the boarder?
We are also wondering whether we need to book our tickets in advance or if we can
buy them in Hanoi a few days before we depart (i imagine it will be cheaper if we can avoid a 3rd party).
Any advice would be greatly appreciated
I'm in saigon selling my honda wave 110cc.
The bike is in very good condition, got me from danang to saigon no problem.
The bike comes with:
- good helmet
- rain coat
- chain w/ lock
- rubber strap to secure your luggage
I am looking to get 350$ for it all, if you are interested or have any questions you can contact me by sending me a pm or whatsapp (+31640973118)
Im going to Vietnam Hoi Chi Minh City in a couple of weeks. Is there a hospital in the city that caters for the cities
expats ie English speaking doctors
Im looking to pay a visit to either a hospital or a clinic
Interested in doing a Mekong Delta Cruise in January 2014. Has anyone recently used Mekong Eyes on a 2 or 3 day river cruise? Also should we prebook from home in Canada or just wait till we get to Vietnam? Any other tour company that anyone can recommend for a delta boat cruise? Thanks for any input.
I'm heading to Europe over Xmas and New Years and will be flying from Frankfurt to Ho Chi Minh for 5 weeks in Vietnam over January-February.
I wanted to fly in to Hanoi and travel north to south but no flights from Frankfurt, so it looks like I'll be traveling South to North.
My rough itinerary is as follows:
14/1/14 - Arrive in HCMC
1 day in HCMC
Few days Nha Trang
Few days Hoi An
Few days Hue
Few days Halong Bay
Few days Hanoi
Few days Vientiane, Laos
1-2 days Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Few days Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Back to HCMC for a few days
20/2/14 - Depart HCMC for Sydney
I know that's a lot of places to be seeing in 5 weeks, thinking to do the whole Vietnam coast line (HCMC - Hanoi) by train and then do Hanoi - Vientiane - Phnom Penh flying and Phnom Penh - Sihanoukville - HCMC by bus.
My questions are:
1. How is traveling south to north... more »
We are thinking of making an album of "wedding photographs" in Hanoi. We would like to have some taken in studio and others taken at different locations in Hanoi maybe. It will be appreciated if anyone could recommend a studio or photographers they've used.
I was wondering how to get to the Old Quarter from the Hanoi airport without being hassled too much by touts. Any budget ideas? I am traveling with my wife and we didn't book a transfer. We are penny pinching at the moment.
Edited by: Ferret_108
For Sale Honda win 110 cc
Me and my girlfriend had a blast doing Vietnam on this motorbike. The bike is really powerfull and has worked flawlessly taken us up the mountains in north Vietnam all the way to Saigon. We only had two flat tires ther entire trip. The speed gauge doesn’t work but that has never been a problem. Everything else on the bike works great. We are looking for 290 dollars for this great bike.
What comes with the bike:
- 2 Helmets, 1 bigger, 1 smaller ( Mens, Women, 1,5 months old)
- Map of Vietnam
- Ownership card
- Luggage rack and bungee cords to attach your luggage
- New rear tire
- New chain, bairings and rubbers
- New drivechain
- New kickstart
- Vietnam lonely planet
- Vietnamese sim card for your phone
- And offcourse al the advice you need on great things to see from the north to the south of Vietnam!
Feel free to contact us... more »
Me and my girlfriend are looking at visiting South Vietnam for 14 days in November this year and are looking for advice on places to go and things to see/do.
We will fly in to Ho Chi Minh City and fly out from there also and we also want to go to Pho Quoc for a few days also.
We are probably not going to book accomodation so that we are free to spend more time in places if we like them so looking for inspiration, any help appreciated.
I am new to forum and first post (of many more to come I am sure).
I am travelling to Vietnam for 2 weeks at the end of August. I am staying the first night in Hanoi and plan to go the following day for a one night cruise on Halong Bay.
Does anyone have good recommendations for a cruise operator. We are a couple in late 20's and point of the trip is to experience the culture in Vietnam and relax also. We like good food and would hope we can get some experience of authentic Vietnamese food either on the boat or somewhere the boat stops on the cruise.
We are planning on doing the food on foot tour in Hanoi the day we arrive into Hanoi (evening before cruise). We are open with trying new culinary delights so hoping the tour will help explain the different foods so we can eat more freely for the rest of our trip.
Thank you all. Hope someone can help. I ha... more »
Cross the Red River on the Than Long Bridge, direction the Airport; Just before arriving at the Airport, turn left on Route 2 then right on Route 35.
Start with a magnificent site, Mount Thanh Giong, from which you enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire Red River Delta, with the Ba Vi and Tam Dao Massifs in the horizon. On top of the amount stands a superb gigantic bronze statue of Thanh Giong, one of the 4 Immortals of the Vietnamese Pantheon. According to the legend, born by a miracle of poor peasants in 1700 BC, he was fed by the villagers, became immediately a giant, repelled invaders from the North and, after his victory, jumped on his horse which took him up in the sky.
Then go to the big Non Nuoc Pagoda, with its 50-ton gilded bronze Buddha, and to the Doc Son Temples, a small complex of 5 pavilions in a beautiful forest. Then back on Route 35 to visit the spectacular ... more »
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