Indianapolis, United States
Hands down, the best place to buy a suit in all of SE Asia is Hoi An, Vietnam. I travelled through Thailand and Laos prior to coming to Vietnam, and was reapeatldy told by other travellers to hold off on getting clothres taileered until you hit Hoi An. I sure am glad that I listened to their advice. I got a custom suit made for 60 USD, and it is stunning. There is one main street in Hoi An that does all the tailing, and the one that was recommended to me was a shop called Lan. I could not have been more impressed by the place, and the clothes all turned out perfect. There are loads of dodgy shops, all selling the same things, but if you go to Lan's, you will be real comfortable right away and have no regrets in how the items turn out. Hoi An is great. Cheers. about 9 years ago
Vietnam is stunning! If you are only there a few days, start in Hanoi. Stay at Hanoi Backpackers hostel, and go to Halong Bay through the hostel. It is the top rated tour provider in Halong Bay, and the trip is amazing. There is a 2 day and a 3 day option. Once back in Hanoi, take the overnight train to Sapa. The rice fields in Sapa are unlike anything else in the world. Stay in Sapa town one night, and then do a 2 day, 1 night trek into the countryside where you do a home-stay in a local village. You can organized this trek/homestay from any number of local tour booking offices. After that, rent a scooter (pay no more than 100,000 dong) , and ride around for a day and see all the beautiful waterfalls. If you have more time, you can fly from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh and see the sights in the south as well. Mui Ne, Nha Trang, and even Danang (even though a bit far) are all stunning. Hope this helps! about 9 years ago
Im going to phuket around oct, staying in Rawai beach, may I know what's the best thing to do there? Is it far to go Patong from there?
Phuket is fine, but very touristy and extremelly expensive. I would take the ferry from phuket to Koh Phi Phi (pay no more than 250 Baht), and enjoy your time on that island. Phi Phi is a short 3ish hour ride, which is stunning by the way, and the island has far better beaches and night life than Phuket. In Phuket you get all the Euro tourists who come for one week and don't mind spending 50 Euro a night for a bungalow. On Phi Phi, it caters for more to the backpacker and you can find cheap accommodation on the water, as well. Plus, the dancing and fire shows on the beach every night are not to be topped (except for the full moon party on Koh Phangan of course). Enjoy Southern Thailand! about 9 years ago