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June 13

Long Layover in Saigon

Due to a travel agent's skullduggery, I had to book flights that included a 13-hour layover in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Recommendations and tips on how to spend that 13 hour time with teenager in tow? [more inside]
posted by jadepearl around Vietnam at 9:51 PM - 2 answers

November 27, 2022

Vietnam Trip: Would you recommend a tour group?

I've booked flights for a 3 week solo trip to Vietnam, and I'm in doubt on whether I should travel 10 days with an Intrepid tour group or not. I'd love to get insights from independent humans who've tried a tour group, or traveled solo through Vietnam. [more inside]
posted by Thisandthat around Vietnam at 2:27 AM - 12 answers has best

October 3, 2022

Four Days in Vietnam

Sixty something adults arriving Ho Chi Minh City very late on a Thursday night in February, departing Monday morning. [more inside]
posted by elf27 around Vietnam at 1:29 PM - 7 answers

April 18, 2020

Care package for friends and new baby in Vietnam

We trade pictures a lot and I mostly send pic of the birds in my yard and I found these baby safe quasi-realistic stuffed birds that have real chirps so I got a bunch of those. Going to get some "Lucky Money" shiny/crispy dollars/$2 bills for the baby. Beyond that I am stumped, not finding too many great suggestions online. I'm hoping you can suggest some items that are hard to find in HCMC, VN. [more inside]
posted by certs around Vietnam at 12:30 PM - 5 answers

March 28, 2018

What to do in Da Nang which isn't Hoi An?

I'm in Da Nang, Vietnam for a work meeting but I will have one free day just for me on Saturday. In the past, I have visited Hoi An and the Marble Mountains. Any suggestions for other nearby attractions I should not miss? I prefer nature and history to beaches. I will not drive myself, but can get a driver.
posted by frumiousb around Da Nang, Vietnam at 8:59 PM - 8 answers has best

December 24, 2017

Vietnam Me: Rails Edition

I'll be flying my family to Vietnam in late March (so after the lunar New Year celebrations). I need your recommendations. [more inside]
posted by Emperor SnooKloze around Vietnam at 9:30 AM - 8 answers

November 15, 2017

Custom tailoring in Vietnam

I'm headed to Southeast Asia in March with some friends, and one of our stops is in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). We'd love to engage the services of a custom tailor (suits and shirts for the gents, dresses and perhaps corsets for the ladies). I'd love any and all tips on how best to do this, including links to online resources. Thanks!
posted by DavidNYC around Vietnam at 11:19 AM - 3 answers

June 17, 2016

Two nights in Hanoi! But where?

Hotel recommendations for Hanoi, for a couple nights in August? [more inside]
posted by Rash around Hanoi, Vietnam at 8:54 PM - 8 answers

October 10, 2015

Where to stay/visit in southern Vietnam on a two week adventure?

I'm traveling to Vietnam in mid November for two weeks with my partner, and am having trouble nailing down spots to visit/stay. We've settled on visiting Phu Quoc, but would love any/all suggestions. If you've traveled around southern Vietnam, what was a must see/do for you? [more inside]
posted by toofuture around Vietnam at 3:08 PM - 3 answers

February 18, 2015

Vietnam Tourism For (US) Veterans

My Vietnam Veteran (US) relative wants to tour Vietnam. Help me find tours, companies, and experiences that will respect his experience, while also respecting Vietnam today, and the legacy of the war. [more inside]
posted by gregglind around Vietnam at 10:45 AM - 5 answers

April 27, 2014

Off the beaten path in Saigon

I will be in HCMC for the next 48 hours (including Reunification Day.) Other than the obvious sites, what are some quirky and worthwhile things to do/see and places to eat in Saigon? Also what is the best place to go to witness the parades and holiday celebrations? [more inside]
posted by egeanin around Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam at 11:23 PM - 4 answers

July 6, 2013

Accidentally travelling through Vietnam: please explain visas to me!

I'm flying from Australia to Europe with Vietnam airlines. I think I might have a hidden domestic leg of the flight in Vietnam on the way there, or maybe on both routes. My travel agent says I don't need a visa for this domestic flight. I suspect he is wrong. Has anyone done this flight before who can give me more info? [more inside]
posted by lollusc around Vietnam at 1:54 AM - 17 answers has best

July 29, 2012


Two questions about Vietnam! 1) Safe to take my macbook on travels through the country? 2) What should I be buying cheaply in Vietnam?
posted by freddymetz around Vietnam at 2:25 AM - 18 answers

January 23, 2012

Transit mode bingo in Southeast Asia

We're going to SE Asia in April, and I'm trying to discern the cheapest/simplest/fastest route from Siem Reap, Cambodia, to Hanoi, Vietnam. I've looked into bus, flights that originate from Siem Reap or any other local hub. Your advice? Thanks in advance! [more inside]
posted by moonbird around Hanoi, Vietnam at 8:34 PM - 7 answers has best

December 2, 2011

Halong is it gonna take for me to find a good tour company?

A friend and I will be in Hanoi in January. We want to do an awesome trip in Halong Bay. How? [more inside]
posted by broadway bill around Hanoi, Vietnam at 11:47 AM - 7 answers

October 18, 2011

3 weeks in Ha Noi / Vietnam - can you please advise on accommodation and give some general advice.

3 weeks in Ha Noi / Vietnam - can you please advise on accommodation and give some general advice. [more inside]
posted by dmagic around Hanoi, Vietnam at 7:59 AM - 10 answers has best

February 9, 2011

Clean, no hassles, beautiful scenery.

What's the best tour company for a trip to/within Halong Bay, Hanoi, Vietnam? [more inside]
posted by bardic around Hanoi, Vietnam at 12:37 AM - 9 answers

December 10, 2010

What's the coolest thing you saw in Vietnam?

What's the coolest thing you saw in Vietnam? [more inside]
posted by GilloD around Vietnam at 6:30 PM - 15 answers

September 28, 2010

Help me hone my Vietnam/Cambodia vacation.

Excited for Hanoi and HCMC, but what should I visit between those two lovely cities in Vietnam? [more inside]
posted by bardic around Vietnam at 12:30 AM - 14 answers

November 24, 2009

Vietnam: Hanoi or Hoi An?

3.5 days in Vietnam: Hanoi or Hoi An? [more inside]
posted by raf around Vietnam at 9:52 PM - 8 answers