I am going to HCMC on April 26 to May 2 alone and I need your help in deciding if I should book a tour or I'll just go around the place and commute by myself. I am also looking at booking an accommodation at Blue River Hotel and their site says that I can also book a tour with them. Do you think it's a good idea to book a tour at the hotel?
Thank you guys sooooo much!
I'd be travelling alone to HCM on April and I want to know the best and safest club/bar there. Any suggestion?
Thank you so much!
Hi fellow VT members! Me and 4 of my friends are coming to Vietnam on November 20 - 24. We will be arriving at about 2:00AM so i would like some suggestions on what cheap but clean and decent accommodation located near the tourist spots should we take. Are taxis available on than hour? Is it safe to travel from the airport to hotel?
Can any body reccomend a plastic surgeon for ear pinning In Saigon? Thanks
I'm going to be traveling this spring with my wife. We're should have about 3 weeks total in Vietnam. I'm interested in finding a decent place for us to relax for 7 nights. We are going to start in Hanoi and Ha Long Bay and will eventually end up in Can Tho so our 7 night stay can literally be anywhere in between.
We don't mind if it's secluded or a nice resort somewhere. We're budgeting about100 a night for accommodation...
I am off to Vietnam, more specifically Ho Chi Min and wanna do some shopping.
Where are the best places for shopping??
Any recommendations for a 5 days trip to HCMC and the towns surrounding the cities? (My Tho, Vinh Long, Can Tho?) Can we find our way around easily and via what type of transport? Or is it more viable via local tours? Thanks in advance.
Is Ringgit Malaysia acceptable in major money changer at HCMC? Any recommended money changer nearby Nguyen An Ninh, District 1?
Meanwhile, I'll first arrive in the airport and to wait for few more friends to arrive for another three hours. Is there any cafe available in the airport with free wifi? Thought that I have nothing better than surfing online and to have my lunch while waiting for three hours.
Heard there is a fee to pay when arrive in the airport? Can anyone clarify with this?
Thank you, Mei-fong
I am planning to holiday to Mui Ne and HCMC this April, and my flight is schedule to arrive at HCMC airport 07.40 pm (if not late).
I want to go straight to Mui Ne at that night, and I heard about night bus to that place that leave at 09.00 pm. However I have not found any information about that bus at Sinh Cafe.
So, I need help if someone ever took that night bus and share the information. Is it possible to buy the ticket as we come, or we have to book in advance?
For the way back to HCMC I am thinking to take night train from Phan Thiet. Is there possible?
Thank you in advance for the information!
A group of friend wanted to plan a trip to HCM. They plan to round the city by motorcycle. Anyone know which route is more interesting? The best is can go outskirt area.
I am visiting HCMC in mid June. This is my first trip to Vietnam. May I know is Is District One and Backpacker area the same place? If not, how far apart are they? Where is a better place to stay? I have a group comprising of teenager and elders.
Also - how different is HCMC to Bangkok? We have been to Bangkok and are looking forward to experience something different.
Hola everyone. I will be to Ho Chi Minh end of next month. Im looking for a budget guesthouse around Ho Chi Minh with moderate facility. Will be much appreciate if there's any few recommendation.
I have 2 questions:
1. What is weather like now and how about end of Oct? Is it good time to visit HCM?
2. I am not sure if there are any impact from the Sumatra earthquake. Can someone enlighten me is HCM / Vung Tau area prone to the tsunami?
3. I have 2 itenary to choose from on a 5D 4N HCM tour. There is visit to Cu Chi Tunnel and HCM city. The option which is different is visit to Vung Tau or Can Tho. Between these 2, which is better?
Thanks very much! =)
Hi guys. Im new to this site. I am travelling to Ho Chi Minh next week and was wondering if anyone could recommend a good value hotel for a night or two.
Any help greatly appreciated
Hi. Am travelling to Ho Chi Minh city in December. I am travelling alone and on a lowish budget . Can I get a hotel in District 1 with a swim pool at a reasonable rate? Thanks for your help. Phil
I've heard on the Vietnam's local news recently that HCM's city is suffering from a A/H1N1 virus. Lots of people get infected (about 503 people on July 30, 2009 already). I have not heard of anyone died from this virus but the government advices travelers not to stay near any crowded areas, wear surgical or facial masks all the time, and it's better to have a little hand-sanitizer to use if interact with people.
Swine Flu outbreaks in High School:
Pregnant women are more prone to get severe or fatal illness when infected with the A/H1N1 flu virus:
Is it still safe to travel to this country?
Please post more up-to-date news or info. about this if possible.
I'm travelling to Vietnam on a business trip.
i do not have much time to shop around and i'm looking for Honda Cub Accessories
like side mirrors etc... anybody knows where i can go to?
Thank you! Cheers!
We are arriving in HCM this Mar31. I'd like to check the valuable opinion of VTers on what spots I should see/take pictures of in HCM. I will stay for a week so that gives me a lot of time to move around. Will also appreciate spots where native eats are superb. I know the pho in Pasteur st is splendid so what about coffee shops that serve decaf coffee? Can I also find french pastries (aside of course from my hotel's pastillerie). Will be staying in one of the riverside hotels so any advice on transportation is also fantastic.
Thanks in advance. :D
Hi guyz, My name is KY from Malaysia. I will be traveling to Ho Chi Minh (HCM) city next month for vacation. I would appreciate if someone could advice me interesting places to visit in HCM. Is that save to travel alone? save to travel with taxi? Is HCM is an expencive city?
my fiancee and i will be going to HCM and then heading into cambodia on our honeymoon. is it a bad idea to wear expensive jewelry? she'll have her diamond engagement right and then we'll both have gold wedding rings. just not sure if we should leave them at home.
My friends and I are travelling to Vietnam in March and my friend is very keen to get some tattoos while he is there. Does anyone know where and if you can get tattoos in Ho chi minh, and is it safe.
I will be travelling to Ho Chi Minh in March for 2 weeks with my husband and friends. Ive heard that you can book day passes at certain hotels to use their swimming pool facilities. Does anyone know which hotels offer this service and is the New World Hotel one that does as our hotel, the Elinos is close by. Thanks
Thanks again for the repiles re opticians...If I do decide to take the risk....is bargaining the order of the day,or are proces fixed?..I know I will pay less than at home either way,but hope to get a reasonable bargain.
I am staying in HCM for one night only. Is there any guest house you can recommend near the airport? My flight time is 1 PM. Budget is around 5 - 12 USD.
i will be hcmc or hanoi on this coming aug
depending on where the nice beach and water is
love nice beaches and clear water (like phi phi or redang)
which one is the best of these 3?
pls advise and will be greatly appreciated
Hi I am goin to HoChiMinh on 3 May~5 May.
I would like to buy their vietnam costume "Party" Ao Dai which is not so formal.
Anyone knows where to get not so expensive & good quality "Ao Dai" which is in Dist 1? Cos I am staying in Dist 1. Thanks in advance.
We are a group of 5 and looking for a service apartment near Ben Thanh Market.
Our budget is less than USD100 per night (if possible!).
Pls let me know if u know any place in HCMC...
are there any airport taxes or fees we have to pay at the ho chi minh airport upon arrival and/or departure?
visas are not required for philippine passport holders, right? just want to make sure...thanks a bunch!
can anyone recommend a place where we can buy outdoor gears in ho chi minh? i see outdoor gears made in vietnam like "the north face"
Hello everyone, is anyone interested in meeting for coffee or what not. I will be in Ho Chi Minh City from March 4 to 6, 2008.
Anyone can ask a
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