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tom317
post Nov 8 2009, 08:13 PM
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Hi everyone Im a 19 year old guy that wants to go travelling around vietnam starting in january for 2-3 months and need inspiration!! A travel itinery would really help.

Ideally: to be occupied as much as possible, to spend time with tribal people and go on a route which lots of english speaking people travel (as I am on my own.)

Any feedback would be hugely appreciated! Also if anyone with a simular idea wants to get in touch that would be cool too....

Thank you so much...
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post Nov 9 2009, 04:49 PM
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Tom, hit up the blogs!

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-count...etnam/tpod.html

Browse around and I'm sure you'll come up with some great itineraries.


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post Nov 9 2009, 07:22 PM
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I went solo last year to Nam and had NO problem with speaking with the people, esp the children who are taught in school how to speak english. I recommend NOT traveling with a bunch of strangers. You will be fine and have a more enjoyable time from my experiences.
I'd stay north...Fly to Hanoi. Stay a few days to see this amazing high energy city. I have connections of places to stay if you email me or get ahold of me. Ha Long Bay is great too.
If you want more hill tribe treking...head to Sapa...by train from Hanoi...about a 10 hour ride at NIGHT...get a sleeper car.
In Sapa many of the hill tribe people will approach you wanting to take you to their village. Telll them how many days etc. etc...I met some great kids to took me to their village , meet their families and did a home-stay. I can get you in contact with my now Hmong friends and they would be happy to help you out. Be speciifc on how long you want to go for.
This area is a general starter area for you so reserach the net for other blogs of others who have specific. You might want to climb Fansipan Mtn which is the highest in Vietnam...You could do this in a 4-5 days round trip too.
Try that for starters.
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post Nov 10 2009, 10:23 AM
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Great ideas, Paddletothesea!

Thanks for sharing your experience, it's really helpful.


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post Nov 15 2009, 06:08 PM
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QUOTE(paddletothesea @ Nov 9 2009, 07:22 PM) *

I went solo last year to Nam and had NO problem with speaking with the people, esp the children who are taught in school how to speak english. I recommend NOT traveling with a bunch of strangers. You will be fine and have a more enjoyable time from my experiences.
I'd stay north...Fly to Hanoi. Stay a few days to see this amazing high energy city. I have connections of places to stay if you email me or get ahold of me. Ha Long Bay is great too.
If you want more hill tribe treking...head to Sapa...by train from Hanoi...about a 10 hour ride at NIGHT...get a sleeper car.
In Sapa many of the hill tribe people will approach you wanting to take you to their village. Telll them how many days etc. etc...I met some great kids to took me to their village , meet their families and did a home-stay. I can get you in contact with my now Hmong friends and they would be happy to help you out. Be speciifc on how long you want to go for.
This area is a general starter area for you so reserach the net for other blogs of others who have specific. You might want to climb Fansipan Mtn which is the highest in Vietnam...You could do this in a 4-5 days round trip too.
Try that for starters.
norm


Thank s a lot man! I really apreciate it!! My email is thomas.c.doyle@gmail.com if you wanna give me yours, ill let you know what I plan.
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post Dec 25 2009, 04:07 AM
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I had visited Sapa when I had a holiday 2 years ago, very nice people and beautiful landscapes, but just a visit with soft trek, not a hard trek as climbing to Fansipan Mount.

Your post sounds very interesting, I may take a chance to conquer it next tine.


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