Fenn B

Fenn B

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    Is Tet a good time to visit Vietnam?

    I'm not 100% sure about HCMC but I was in Hanoi during Tet and there were a lot of things closed. Particularly on the actual day of Tet, the entire city is closed down, with quite a bit closed in the week leading up to it. It's a fun night (fireworks, etc) but if you're only going to be there briefly, you might want to steer away from actual Tet itself (or the day or two before). Also, keep in mind that a lot of the public transport fills up before Tet when locals head back to their home city to visit families/etc - we couldn't get a train at all between Danang and Hanoi in the week leading up to Tet. Good luck! almost 9 years ago

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    Low cost airlines in South Africa?

    There most certainly is (though I have no personal experience with them). See: http://wikitravel.org/en/Discount_airlines_in_Africa for some details. over 9 years ago

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    Suggestions for mid-price restaurants in Melbourne CBD: especially those with nice seafood options.

    Horoki (Japanese/Italian fusion tapas - sounds weird, but is awesome - won the best dish in Cheap Eats a year or two ago). Hutong Dumpling House (book ahead) Movida Next Door (Spanish/tapas - hard to get in to, but great) over 9 years ago

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    I want to go on a trippy-art pub crawl with my girl when she comes down to Melbourne. What bars can you recommend?

    Not necessarily exactly the same theme, but some funky/shabby chic/crazy interior recommendations off the top of my head (most in the city as the density is higher) that you might like: - E55 (Elizabeth St, City) - The Carlton Hotel (Bourke St, City) - The Croft Institute (City) - Workshop (Elizabeth St, City) - Red Hummingbird (City) - Lily Blacks (City) - Loop (Meyers Place, City) Have fun! over 9 years ago

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    Flying from Singapore to Siem Reap cheaply.

    Hey Suzi, According to Adioso, you've got two recommended options (and yes, I am associated with Adioso, in fact, I run it!): http://adioso.com/sg/singapore-to-siem-reap.html Either direct with Jetstar, or you could go via Kuala Lumpur, which seems roundabout, but could end up cheaper (depending on the day). In terms of spending time in Da Nang, none of the low cost carriers fly direct from international there. Vietnam Airlines does (though they're not on Adioso, so I'm not much of an expert with that). It's going to be a bit of a pain with low cost carriers, as you'd need to go Siem Reap -> Singapore -> Ho Chi Minh -> Da Nang or Siem Reap -> KL -> Ho Chi Minh (or Hanoi) -> Da Nang, which is going to be a bit slow and probably not cheap :) From a quick look at the Vietnam Airline site, it looks like they don't fly to Da Nang (or Hue) from any international destinations either, however, they do fly from Siem Reap to either Ho Chi Minh or Ha Noi for about USD$120. So, in summary, I would recommend Siem Reap -> Ho Chi Minh with Vietnam Airlines, then HCM -> Da Nang with either Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar (http://adioso.com/vn/sgn-to-da-nang.html ~$35) or bus/train :) Cheers and good luck! Fenn. almost 10 years ago

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    Can you recommend a Funky, Boutique Hotel in SF City with free internet?

    In my opinion, Hotel Carlton is one of the best hotels I've seen anywhere - It's super funky (and cheap)! http://www.jdvhotels.com/hotels/sanfrancisco/carlton The staff are some of the best I've seen and they have free local wine tastings on friday evenings (at least when I was there). Very cool. Fenn. almost 10 years ago

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    Flying to Angkor Wat from Bangkok

    You can fly from Kuala Lumpur or Singapore fairly cheaply (though not sure if that helps you) or though it can sometimes end up cheaper going via a major hub, ie: http://adioso.com/search/anywhere-to-siem-reap.html Cheers! Fenn. almost 10 years ago

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    Independent cinemas in Melbourne?

    Your best options are: The Nova: http://www.cinemanova.com.au/ The Astor (gorgeous Art-Deco): http://www.astor-theatre.com/ The Palace cinemas (Como, Westgarth & The George): - http://www.palacecinemas.com.au/venue.asp?regionID=1 Slightly more mainstream (run by village but more indy): - http://www.villagecinemas.com.au/Cinemas/Rivoli-Cinemas.htm The Astor is an original period building and is licensed too! almost 10 years ago