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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: October 14, 2014, 05:59:08 AM »
Umm, $36 p/p for dinner?
http://www.jewishhanoi.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/2667481/jewish/Kosher-Prepared-foods.htm

Looks like I'll be schlepping more food than I bargained for.

At least shabbat is 'free'.

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: October 14, 2014, 08:56:04 AM »
And...?
Would you recommend any changes? I asked about the Cuc Phuong National Park, but there isn't enough time.
If I can do the caves or Sapa, which would you pick?
Where did you stay in Sapa?



Sapa, I love nature.

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: October 16, 2014, 05:19:33 PM »
Does this classify as an over the water villa?
http://www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/hanoi/hanhb/hoteldetail

Pretty looking hotel w/ rates at around 100 per night.

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: October 16, 2014, 05:20:37 PM »


Sapa, I love nature.
Where did you stay?

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: October 18, 2014, 11:23:13 PM »
Where did you stay?

I booked the tour at Hanoi Backpackers, we stayed in a homestead with  a dozen backpackers, forgot the name, the tours to sapa are usually package deals and cheap.

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: November 02, 2014, 03:02:19 AM »
Beautiful!
Pretty affordable at 275.
The other cave costs around 4k, so I wonder what it includes to make it cost so much more.

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #88 on: November 02, 2014, 03:34:45 AM »
Pretty affordable at 275.
The other cave costs around 4k, so I wonder what it includes to make it cost so much more.

Yes it very affordable. Will you be going there?

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #89 on: November 02, 2014, 03:50:56 AM »
Yes it very affordable. Will you be going there?
3 lil ones...

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #90 on: November 02, 2014, 03:58:06 AM »
3 lil ones...

Gotcha ;) Maybe leave them behind couple of days in Hanoi with wife..

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #91 on: January 04, 2015, 05:07:32 PM »
@Drago --

Did you ever end up planning/taking a trip here?

Am thinking of perhaps doing a couple days in PVG/PEK/ICN/NRT (not sure which yet) and the balance in Vietnam.

I'm dying to do some caving while there...
2015: 116K bkd | 1.6M brnd | F: OZ,NH,AA,EK | J: UA,CA,TK,DL,TN,AF,VA | LIH,NRT,ROR,PEK,CNS,BOB,MEL,TLV & Pacific Hopper

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: January 05, 2015, 12:29:10 AM »
@Drago --

Did you ever end up planning/taking a trip here?

Am thinking of perhaps doing a couple days in PVG/PEK/ICN/NRT (not sure which yet) and the balance in Vietnam.

I'm dying to do some caving while there...
In a few months.
Def look into the caving. I posted some links down thread, and can ask a relative who did it last year if you need.

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: January 05, 2015, 12:33:55 AM »
What's your planned itin as of now?
2015: 116K bkd | 1.6M brnd | F: OZ,NH,AA,EK | J: UA,CA,TK,DL,TN,AF,VA | LIH,NRT,ROR,PEK,CNS,BOB,MEL,TLV & Pacific Hopper

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: January 05, 2015, 12:38:08 AM »
What's your planned itin as of now?
A quieter bay close to Halong Bay, 2 days, 1 night in boat.
Sapa: 2 nights in train, 2 nights there.
Hoi An: Few nights including a shabbos
Hanoi: First shabbos, our base btw travels

All subject to chg of course.

Keep in mind I'm going w/ kids, so we're somewhat limited w/ the types of activities.
And I don't think the the suites in the train are on the same level as SQ suites, but on the plus side, they're a bit cheaper. :)

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: January 05, 2015, 12:50:00 AM »
Trying to decide between Vietnam and PEK/NRT/PVG.
2015: 116K bkd | 1.6M brnd | F: OZ,NH,AA,EK | J: UA,CA,TK,DL,TN,AF,VA | LIH,NRT,ROR,PEK,CNS,BOB,MEL,TLV & Pacific Hopper

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: January 05, 2015, 01:29:01 AM »
Trying to decide between Vietnam and PEK/NRT/PVG.
From what I've read, it's a much diff experience.
Much more third-wordly than places like Thailand, let alone your other options. And more so the north than the south.
Probably depends on what you're looking to do.

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: January 08, 2015, 03:50:29 PM »

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #98 on: January 08, 2015, 04:21:08 PM »
uhh, yea, I'll spend 25k IHG points at this place per night...
Might be one of their top values. Rates are over 350 per night, and the place is new.

http://theselfishyears.com/2013/02/26/the-intercontinental-danang-sun-peninsula-resort/
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g298085-d2368744-Reviews-InterContinental_Danang_Sun_Peninsula_Resort-Da_Nang_Quang_Nam_Province.html

Beautiful. And a sick value. Love the patio. If only it had a private pool.

Reminds me of Conrad Koh Samui, just not as nice. CKS was an unbelievable value at 35K HH/night + $0.00. Definitely the nicest hotel I've ever stayed at.
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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #99 on: January 08, 2015, 04:27:37 PM »
Beautiful. And a sick value. Love the patio. If only it had a private pool.

Reminds me of Conrad Koh Samui, just not as nice. CKS was an unbelievable value at 35K HH/night + $0.00. Definitely the nicest hotel I've ever stayed at.
+1,000, though I don't have that broad a repertoire to compare it to.
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