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The purpose of this thread is to provide answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about traveling in Vietnam I hope that this FAQ helps newcomers and others plan their trips to Vietnam. I would like to thank all the posters who have contributed information to this thread. To make searching easier for you, please find my index of some major topics as follows:

  1. Visa for Vietnam => find posts #115, 117, 111

  2. Ha Long bay tours/Cat Ba => #83, 84

  3. Vietnam - China border…

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Hi guys!
My husband and me have won a one week trip to Vietnam in April of this year through his company. The thing is, I'll be 5 months pregnant by then and I would love some feedback from experienced travelers or maybe moms who have traveled to tropic destinations during their pregnancy.
Here are the facts:
_Trip will be one week, probably split between Hanoi and beach
_Staying in nice hotels, no backpacking
_I have been to the tropics often and have never had problems adjusting to the climate…

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Hello fellow travellers,
Being in AN Linh/ VINH LONG me & my girlfriend we are remaking our itinerary.
12-14 Dalat (2nights)
15-17 Hoi An
17-18 Hue (1 night)
18-20 Hanoi (2 nights)
20-22 Halong
23-25Sapa around (2 nights inc trekking if weather allows)
finally leaving to Laos at Dien Bien Phu

we still have 2 days as we plan to leave 27th, So where to put these 2 days? Or should we leave out a place ?
my girlfriend loves exploring food& markets. I do trekking, get along with locals, going off the track…

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Is it correct UK passport free/no visa now, we stay 4 nights in out by air with return tickets to show ? Are there any other taxes as in otherplaces Ive paid, airport in out , immigration, etc.If so how much and how to pay please will have A$, fewUS$ and ATM card maybe Thai baht left.

Arrive 1205 on a Sunday, so should be on street armed with Dong by 1300?
Best to buy Dong in Bangkok, ATM or Money Changer enough to get to pre paid digs?
Digs booked at Hong Han Hotel
238 Bui Vien Street, District…

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Hi guys,

I am in Hue right now and going to Nha Trang in two days. I got a toothache and therefore would like to know if it’s legit to go to a dentist there? I googled it already but all the information was at least three years old and said "get a good clinic". Therefore I was wondering if anyone could recommend a clinic. Probably won’t need more than a filling.

Thanks for the time.

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Hey,
Has anyone been on an overnight cruise from cat ba around lan ha bay etc and can recommend a company to go with? Over tet some of the most popular companies are shut including catba ventures. We have got a good deal from a company called catba discovery operating out of catba Seaview hotel, has anyone used this company?
Thanks

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Hello,
I'm currently in HCMC and looking for a 125cc or 150cc dirt bike to purchase for a 3 month trip to see Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. If you know any travelers selling please let me know.
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Hi everyone, and thank you for your time.

Here is the thing : I am trying to plan a little trip to Vietnam with my family in a few weeks, but I am getting a bit confused regarding the visas, and especially the new exemptions.

My plan is to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Hue (via HCMC).

We all have French passports, and we would like to use the new 15-days exemption visa.

Do you know if we can get that visa in every airport of the country (especially Hue airport), or only in the international ones…

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We are an Australian couple in our 50's and will be staying 9 days in Hoi An in September. Can I have some resort recommendations please. We like markets, the beach and good food. We don't mind if it is adults only or child friendly. We have looked on the internet and totally confused. Thank you Leanne

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after some information on the cinnamon hotel in ho chi minh please? good location? nice place? thanks :)