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VIETNAM / CAMBODIA

Adventures Afloat: Angkor Wat and the Mekong River: Life along the Mekong in Cambodia and Vietnam

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Char Coleman Mar 12, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Looking for a single traveler to join me Aug 27 - Sep 10, 2014


Rick Davis Mar 09, 2014 at 10:30 AM

To all of you who have taken the Vietnam barge trip ... Do you have any more recommendations or tips? All that has been suggested has been useful so I am open to more thoughts. I understand the boat does not accept credit cards ... any suggestions as to how much cash (Dong) to bring? Any other thoughts?
PS ... we are leaving Sept 19 ... how stable is the weather in Vietnam at that time? Any thoughts or questions we should think about for when we meet the college students in HCMC?
Judith Hrycak Mar 09, 2014 at 11:34 AM

We traveled on the 9/4-18 tour last year and the weather was fine. short rainfalls a couples days but we were provided with umbrellas and it really only listed a short time. They will also take
Judith Hrycak Mar 09, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Oops sorry , hit enter when I was trying to hit delete.. they will take us dollars also.


Richard Chenoweth Mar 08, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Hey Rick . . . Yes, there is wifi on the boat. Doesn't always work and is slow, but mostly it's good. Ask the guy to turn it on. I did not need a SIM card for my ipad. TIP: wonderful massages from Channa for $17/hr -Rick#2


Rick Davis Mar 08, 2014 at 09:57 AM

To those of you who have taken this trip ... I believe wifi is available in all the hotels but is it also available on the boat?
Just curious to know for checking emails, etc.
Judith Hrycak Mar 08, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Rick, my husband said pretty good 3G service on river but you have to by a local SIM card , which the bartender will set you up.


Rick Davis Mar 08, 2014 at 09:56 AM

Edna,
My wife and I signed up for a tour of HCMC with Hotpot ... thank you for that suggestion ...


Premium Email Subscriber Mar 04, 2014 at 08:59 AM

I am going on Sept 11 trip and will probably do the extension.Everyone I know has loved Hanoi I am a single(they only allow one single person on each trip on the boats!) We start in Siem Reap and I may try to arrive a day early to accommodate to time change. I will be coming from Maputo, Mozambique where I live. So if anyone else arriving earl;y we could meet up.


Rick Davis Feb 26, 2014 at 07:32 AM

My wife and I going on this trip in September. We plan to arrive a day early in order to recover from jet lag and to get our bearings. We will be staying in the Grand Hotel where the group meets up. Does anyone who has been on this trip have any suggestions of things we might do in HCMC during the day before our group meets up?
Edna Alvarez Feb 26, 2014 at 10:38 AM

I also went to HCMC [which everyone other that government and oficials refers to as Saigon] early - 2 days. One day I took a tour given by an organization of volunteer students. It is free other than paying for their transportation and lunch. I chose the China Town Tour as the other tour offered seemed to be of areas RS would be going to. The group is called Hot Pot. My guide was great and I am still on Facebook with him.
Edna Alvarez Feb 26, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Edna Alvarez Feb 26, 2014 at 10:39 AM

ps - if you can email me directly should you have further questions, that would be easier for me. Can't recall if RS is set up for that.


Rick Davis Feb 13, 2014 at 09:16 AM

One more wardrobe question ... is it OK to wear shorts?
Judith Hrycak Feb 13, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Yes, my husband wore shorts everyday. Took one pair long pants for one time we went to dinner at someones home. One tip is the boat only takes cash at end of trip for you on boat purchases, no credit cards. Just told my husband, I'm so jealous , because it was such a wonderful trip.. Very relaxing and educational, Enjoy!
Louetta Schwab Feb 13, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Yes, except in temples.
Judith Hrycak Feb 13, 2014 at 04:06 PM

Oh yes Louetta, I totally forgot the temple attire, tks for the reminder.


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