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The midnight train from Hanoi to Sapa: A traveler review

A word picture is painted of the overnight train ride from Hanoi to Sapa; From the cold quarters to the sunrise upon arrival and everything in between.

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The ride from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne: A traveler review

The journey from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne was certainly an experience. Here’s what you can expect when traveling by luxury minivan with G5Car.

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These are the top 5 places to eat in Hanoi

When in Hanoi, eat local! We understand if you miss pizza or a good curry, but forgo your cravings and give into some hearty noodle soup or some fried rice.

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Vietnam at a glance

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Vietnam's energy is not like any other country's. The intense and multifaceted Vietnamese local culture, combined with colonialist influences, brews a beautiful landscape. Walking through Hanoi is like entering a whole new world; bicycles, motorcycles circle French colonial style buildings and the smell of exotic fruits may permeate your memory. Don't miss out on exploring places like Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park and Halong Bay.
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Your questions, our answers

The standard voltage in Vietnam is 220V. There are three plug types in Vietnam: Types A, B and C.

It's recommended to have gotten the following vaccinations before visiting Vietnam: Measles-mumps-rubella, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, chickenpox, polio, and your yearly flu shot. Additional vaccinations you should get for Vietnam are: Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis B, Malaria and Rabies. We recommend double checking with the CDC or your doctor for more information about vaccinations you need before your trip.

Credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants, and shops in Vietnam but generally speaking, cash is king here, especially in less touristy areas.

These are the holidays celebrated in Vietnam:

  • New Year's
  • Tết
  • Vietnamese New Year's Eve
  • Hùng Kings' Festival
  • Reunification Day
  • Labor Day
  • Independence Day of Vietnamz