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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #160 on: July 11, 2017, 02:52:14 PM »
I was in Ho Cho Minh for 3 weeks, and hope to never see that country again.
Why? Did you get mugged?

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #161 on: July 11, 2017, 03:06:11 PM »
Why? Did you get mugged?

No, I was sent there by my employer, for a telecommunications project.

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #162 on: July 11, 2017, 11:34:30 PM »
Applying for an e-visa online you are limited to 30 days. It's possible to get longer through the embassy. One can also extend their visa in Vietnam. Also, one can use this company: http://www.vietnamvisapro.net

I was in Ho Cho Minh for 3 weeks, and hope to never see that country again.

That site seems to offer the 3 month visa.

Is it such an issue getting the visa at the airport when you land with the approval letter?

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #163 on: July 12, 2017, 04:04:28 AM »
That site seems to offer the 3 month visa.

Is it such an issue getting the visa at the airport when you land with the approval letter?

Pretty straightforward. there's a special counter where you go and give your papers + cash (make sure to have exact change in USD). One thing is that they don't always process passports in the order that it was received... you can also get someone to greet you at the airport and take care of the dealing for you - for a fee.

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #164 on: July 12, 2017, 09:20:48 AM »
No, I was sent there by my employer, for a telecommunications project.
What was so bad

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #165 on: October 17, 2017, 03:43:51 AM »
Anyone know of a tailor in SGN that will ship the suits? I'll be there for only 24 hours.

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #166 on: October 25, 2017, 11:11:16 AM »
I'm looking for info on Laos

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #167 on: October 25, 2017, 01:25:05 PM »
I'm looking for info on Laos
the king is dead
don't step on mines
don't eat squirrels
don't be eaten by tigers
you may need malaria meds
what are you looking for?

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #168 on: October 26, 2017, 06:36:24 PM »
the king is dead
don't step on mines
don't eat squirrels
don't be eaten by tigers
you may need malaria meds
what are you looking for?
I think you're confusing Thailand with Laos,

Things people did there

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #169 on: October 26, 2017, 06:57:02 PM »
I'm looking for info on Laos

I was in laos it is a beautiful country, lots of beautful waterfalls with lagoons, from laos i went to Thailand by boat down the Mekong River which i highly reccomend.

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #170 on: October 30, 2017, 02:28:00 PM »
I think you're confusing Thailand with Laos,
Things people did there
nope, I don't confuse the two at all.  King of Lao has been dead for a while as the commies sent him to re-education camp and he never returned. Mines and unexploded ordnance is an issue in Laos and not in Thailand. Anyway, Luang Prabang is a good place to visit, but make sure your insurance covers medical evacuation.

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #171 on: October 30, 2017, 02:45:59 PM »
nope, I don't confuse the two at all.  King of Lao has been dead for a while as the commies sent him to re-education camp and he never returned. Mines and unexploded ordnance is an issue in Laos and not in Thailand. Anyway, Luang Prabang is a good place to visit, but make sure your insurance covers medical evacuation.
Gotcha.

It's on my list

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #172 on: October 30, 2017, 04:30:50 PM »
Gotcha.

It's on my list

I was in Laos your not going to step on mines unless your way off the beaten track, I felt very safe in luang prabang and vangveng and lots of tourist all around.

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #173 on: October 30, 2017, 05:14:25 PM »
I was in Laos your not going to step on mines unless your way off the beaten track, I felt very safe in luang prabang and vangveng and lots of tourist all around.
Did you do the Tham Kong Lo cave

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #174 on: October 30, 2017, 07:24:54 PM »
Did you do the Tham Kong Lo cave

No but it looks like a very nice place and there are defintly no mines there😊

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #175 on: February 04, 2018, 06:43:33 AM »
Anyone here spend shabbos in the Sheraton Hanoi?

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #176 on: February 04, 2018, 09:10:29 AM »
Anyone here spend shabbos in the Sheraton Hanoi?

Yes

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #177 on: February 04, 2018, 10:15:39 AM »
Yes
What were the shabbos issues? Automatic hotel doors? Sensors? Stairwell?.....

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #178 on: February 04, 2018, 11:02:10 AM »
What were the shabbos issues? Automatic hotel doors? Sensors? Stairwell?.....

IIRC There weren’t many issues, the front doors always had a door man and it was not electric. There were no sensors to the best of my recollection and they were very happy to hold our key for us when we left and had someone walk us up to our room and open the door for us.


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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #179 on: February 04, 2018, 04:38:09 PM »
Anyone went price shopping for tour agencies and has one to recommend?
Mainly for a private boat tour.