Comments for Vietnam Coracle http://vietnamcoracle.com Independent Travel Guides to Vietnam Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:03:29 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.6 Comment on Ha Giang Extreme North Motorbike Loop by Tom@VietnamCoracle http://vietnamcoracle.com/ha-giang-extreme-north-motorbike-loop/#comment-201379 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:03:29 +0000 http://vietnamcoracle.com/?p=12590#comment-201379 If there has been particularly heavy rain then there is a possibility of landslides in that area – but that is the same all over northern Vietnam because it’s so mountainous.

Tom

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Comment on Ha Giang Extreme North Motorbike Loop by Nagendran http://vietnamcoracle.com/ha-giang-extreme-north-motorbike-loop/#comment-201375 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:30:28 +0000 http://vietnamcoracle.com/?p=12590#comment-201375 Thanks for the reply. Will there be any landslide/road blockage which I need to worry about?

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Comment on Ha Giang Extreme North Motorbike Loop by Tom@VietnamCoracle http://vietnamcoracle.com/ha-giang-extreme-north-motorbike-loop/#comment-201362 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:31:11 +0000 http://vietnamcoracle.com/?p=12590#comment-201362 Hi Nagendran,

Yes, July is the wet season and also the hot season: it’s likely that the mornings will be dry, sunny, hot and humid, and then the rain clouds gather in the afternoon for a downpour. If you’re unlucky you it can sometimes rain the whole day. But you should still be able to ride the loop. I’ve done it in July before and enjoyed it.

Good luck,

Tom

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Comment on Ha Giang Extreme North Motorbike Loop by Nagendran http://vietnamcoracle.com/ha-giang-extreme-north-motorbike-loop/#comment-201361 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:15:14 +0000 http://vietnamcoracle.com/?p=12590#comment-201361 Hi Tom.

I was planning for 4 day loop, found your blog very useful. Big thanks for helping fellow travelers with necessary information.
I would like to know what the weather will be like in July(1st week) around Ha Giang province. Being wet season of the year, I’m bit worried if I can able to do this circuit. Will there be heavy downpour? Thanks again.

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Comment on The Ferry from Soc Trang to Con Dao by Tom@VietnamCoracle http://vietnamcoracle.com/the-ferry-from-soc-trang-to-con-dao/#comment-201149 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:11:41 +0000 http://vietnamcoracle.com/?p=24949#comment-201149 Hi Ally,

If you are travelling on a weekday then you shouldn’t have trouble turning up in Tran De and getting a room. But if you are travelling on a weekend or public holiday (there’s a public holiday at the beginning of May) then the hotels (and the ferry) might be fully booked.

I hope this helps,

Tom

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Comment on The Ferry from Soc Trang to Con Dao by Tom@VietnamCoracle http://vietnamcoracle.com/the-ferry-from-soc-trang-to-con-dao/#comment-201147 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:08:03 +0000 http://vietnamcoracle.com/?p=24949#comment-201147 Hi Gojo,

I think the bus leaves from the Superdong office in Soc Trang. If you call Superdong they should be able to give you more information about the bus or go to the Superdong office in Soc Trang when you get there. The bus will probably leave at least 1 hour before the departure of the boat – something like 6.30am. Also your hotel in Soc Trang should know more about the bus too.

I hope this helps,

Tom

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Comment on Ha Giang Extreme North Motorbike Loop by Tom@VietnamCoracle http://vietnamcoracle.com/ha-giang-extreme-north-motorbike-loop/#comment-201146 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:04:07 +0000 http://vietnamcoracle.com/?p=12590#comment-201146 Hi Serina,

If you don’t want to ride to Ha Giang from Hanoi, I think it’s probably best just to take the sleeper bus there and rent bikes from QT Motorbikes in Ha Giang, then do the loop and head back to Hanoi.

I hope you enjoy the ride,

Tom

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Comment on Ha Giang Extreme North Motorbike Loop by Serina Nakamura http://vietnamcoracle.com/ha-giang-extreme-north-motorbike-loop/#comment-201137 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:09:59 +0000 http://vietnamcoracle.com/?p=12590#comment-201137 Hi Tom,

First of all, thank you for your website- I will be sure to subscribe and support it, it has been really helpful!
I am planning to buy a motorbike in Hanoi then do the ha giang loop- however I do not want to spend too much time getting from Hanoi to Ha Giang. Do you recommend motor biking there or finding a bus service which allows us to bring our motorbikes with us? Alternatively I can also go back to Hanoi and buy a bike after the Ha Giang loop to continue the reds of my journey down south.

Thanks for your help,

Serina

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Comment on The Ferry from Soc Trang to Con Dao by Ally http://vietnamcoracle.com/the-ferry-from-soc-trang-to-con-dao/#comment-201115 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:43:40 +0000 http://vietnamcoracle.com/?p=24949#comment-201115 Hello,

I am looking to travel to the Con Dao islands at the start of May. I’ve read in the post that it’s good to stay in Tran De if we’re getting the 8am boat but I wasn’t sure if it’s usually okay to just show up and hope one of the guesthouses has a place to stay? I haven’t been able to find any listed online and because we are traveling on a fairly strict time limit, it would be good to know if there’s any you can book ahead of time otherwise we might stay in Soc Trang and have a longer journey early in the morning. Any help greatly appreciated!

Cheers,

Ally

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Comment on The Ferry from Soc Trang to Con Dao by Gojo http://vietnamcoracle.com/the-ferry-from-soc-trang-to-con-dao/#comment-201107 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:27:09 +0000 http://vietnamcoracle.com/?p=24949#comment-201107 Such helpful info – thank you for publishing this!

Do you have any additional details about the shuttle bus from Soc Trang city to Tran De port? I’m trying to plan my travel, and can’t find anything about it on the superdong website (or anywhere else, for that matter).

Again, thank you!

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