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1. Good places to stay. Something mid range (I'm not on a tight budget) and in a good location.
2. which are the best places (bars-clubs-etc) to go at night (I'm on my own)?
3. Where to go to book my tours (Halong Bay - Sapa - etc)?
4. Any idea on which is the best way to cross over to Laos from North Vietnam?

Thx,
Tony

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    I'm afraid I don't have much advice, other than be very very careful about scams. If you pay at an above average level it will pay off for you, as scams happen most at the backpacker to mid level. I never say this, but I would advise a western hotel, and to book tours etc through them. You're much less likely to be scammed.
    I have a favour to ask : I'm trying to get a photo in the Hanoi airport of one of the signs near the stairs that says "Caution Stumble". If you see one, could you take a quick snapshot and email it to me? Thanks! TravelEater @ gmail.com almost 7 years ago

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    @TravelEater. Thx for the advice and no prob about the sign ;) I'll look for it in the airport and send you a few pics. almost 7 years ago

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    Try Sinh Cafe (Head Office): 52, Luong Ngoc Quyen St. Hanoi, Tel: (04) 926 1568, 926 3340. Or brach: 64 Tran Nhat Duat St. Tel: 929 0394. Email: sinhcafetrandang@vnn.vn
    They have comprehensive tour programs. The last time I was there 2 years ago, the place was packed with travelers local and foreigners. Blue9jack almost 7 years ago

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    Thx man... I'll look into it! ;) almost 7 years ago

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    I was there a really LONG time ago 1996. The Darling Cafe was the place to go. It's a network of small but very cool B&Bs in typical Hanoi buildings.
    Breakfast would be served in the darling cafe and I had a wonderful time! They will sort you out. almost 7 years ago

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    @jack. Thx man! I'll let u know if they are still in business ;) almost 7 years ago

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    Thanks OrsoTony! Hope you have a great trip - I'd be happy to know your recs (good or "avoid"!).  If I can make a request of the photo, if at all possible, it would be great to include the stairs in the shot w the "caution stumble" sign, so we know what the sign is referring too. It doesn't matter to me if there are people in it or not. Whatever you can get though, would be great.  Really appreciate it!! Thanks! almost 7 years ago

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    How was your trip OrsoTony? Any luck on the Caution Stumble photo? You can reach me @TravelEater or at TravelEater @ gmail dot com. Thanks! over 6 years ago

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    1. Good places to stay. Something mid range (I'm not on a tight budget) and in a good location.
    *Luan Vu Hotel
    35/2 Bui Vien street, district. 1 35/2 Bui Vien street, distric

    *Homey Hotel
    No 39 Hang Be Str - Hoankiem Dist

    *Forget-Me-Not Guesthouse ( Former Tulip Guesthouse )
    2S Hung vuong 2S Hung Vuong

    *Hanoi Emperor Hotel
    16 Hang Buom Street Hoan Kiem District

    *Amigo Hotel
    66/3 Le Loi Street

    2. which are the best places (bars-clubs-etc) to go at night (I'm on my own)?
    There's lot of places for you to check out at night. Some famous one includes Minh Jazz's club, Ly Club, The Spotted Cow, Half Man Half Noodle...
    Check out more on this website: http://www.visit-mekong.com/vietnam/hanoi/nightlife.htm

    3. Where to go to book my tours (Halong Bay - Sapa - etc)?
    I'm not sure about that, try to check out at lonelyplanet travel forum or travedadvisor website, they will give you an insight about the tour.

    4. Any idea on which is the best way to cross over to Laos from North Vietnam?
    I think most travel agents usually organise tour to Lao by bus - really popular.

    Hope this would help and enjoy you time in Vietnam :) over 6 years ago

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    Hi TravelEater... I did try to find the sign, but couldn't see it anywhere... After a while the customs police told me to move and get out of the way... Sorry man... maybe they removed it ;) over 6 years ago

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    Many thanks for trying OrsoTony ... Maybe they realized how funny that sign is and took it down! Too bad - made my day after an awful flight. Thanks again, and for your tips above! over 6 years ago

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