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Guide to backpacking in Vietnam, with travellers information on Hanoi, Red river, Hoan Kiem lake, Saigon, Sapa, Hue, the Perfum
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Guide to backpacking in Vietnam, with travellers information on Hanoi, Red river, Hoan Kiem lake, Saigon, Sapa, Hue, the Perfum
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A comprehensive Embassy register including border-crossing requirements.

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United Kingdom UP


    City: HANOI
    Mission: British Embassy
    Address: Central Building
    31 Hai Ba Trung
    Tel: (84)(4) 8252510
    (84)(4) 8267560-5
    (84)(4) 8267558-9
    Fax: (84)(4) 8265762 (Chancery)
    (84)(4) 8252349 (Consular)
    E-mail: behanoi@fpt.vn
    Hours: 01:30-09:30 (GMT)

    City: HO CHI MINH
    Mission: British Consulate General
    Address: 25 Le Duan Street
    District 1
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Tel: (84) (8) 8298433
    (84) (8) 8232604-5
    Fax: (84) (8) 8221971
    (84) (8) 8225740
    E-mail: bcghcmc@hcm.vnn.vn
    Hours: 01:30-05:00/06:30-10:00

United States UP


    City: HANOI
    Mission: Embassy of the United States
    Address: 7 Lang Ha,
    Hanoi,
    Vietnam
    Tel: (84) (4) 843-1500
    Fax: (84) (4) 835-0484
    Hours: 08:00-15:00

    City: HO CHI MINH
    Mission: Consulate General of the United States
    Address: #4 Le Duan Blvd.,
    District 1, Ho Chi Minh City,
    Vietnam
    Tel: (84-8) 822-9433
    Fax: (84-8) 829-5571
    Hours: 08:00-11:00 / 14:00-16:00

Guide to backpacking in Vietnam, with travellers information on Hanoi, Red river, Hoan Kiem lake, Saigon, Sapa, Hue, the Perfum
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Ambulance, Fire and Police numbers are listed. Marine, Mountain and Consulate (24Hr) Emergency numbers to follow, where applicable.

Guide to backpacking in Vietnam, with travellers information on Hanoi, Red river, Hoan Kiem lake, Saigon, Sapa, Hue, the Perfum
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This section will help you assess the potential risks and plan the precautions you need to take both before you go and once you are away.

Worldwide protection for backpackers of all nationalities:
World Travel Center!

Travel health issues tackled from every angle at:
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Up-to-date country advice for all travellers:
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Guide to backpacking in Vietnam, with travellers information on Hanoi, Red river, Hoan Kiem lake, Saigon, Sapa, Hue, the Perfum
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bakpaka is in the process of researching accessibility for ALL travellers worldwide.

The information being collated reflects the standards and facilities available concerning transport, accommodation, places of interest, leisure pursuits and communication.

Airport facilities and much more at:
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Responsible travel to natural areas, which conserves the enviroment and sustains the livelihood of local people.

Visit the CI Ecotourism Section of The Ecotravel Centre at:
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Guide to backpacking in Vietnam, with travellers information on Hanoi, Red river, Hoan Kiem lake, Saigon, Sapa, Hue, the Perfum
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This section will develop into a comprehensive guide to current weather and seasonal trends experienced in this country, and advise on weather related issues affecting places of interest.

Current regional conditions and forecasts:
Weather Asia

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bakpaka is compiling a hostel and budget accommodation guide to suit your needs. In the meantime why not check out the worldwide accommodation options below and through our travel link

The booking system operated by The International Youth Hostel Federation:
IBN

The 4anything guide to hostels:
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A comprehensive Cyber Café register is currently under construction.

The most comprehensive guide on the net:
Cyber Cafes

Here's a selection operating in this country:

    Sinh Cafe - Opentour
    56 Hang Be -Hoan Kiem,
    Hanoi, Vietnam.
    Tel: 84 4 8242457
    Fax: 84 4 9344181
    Email: sinhcafetour@hn.vnn.vn
    Cost/Hour: US$1.50
    Hours: 06:30-22:00 (daily)

    The Red River Cafe
    73 Hang Bo, Hanoi,
    Vietnam.
    Tel: 8268 427
    Fax: 8287 159
    Email: redrivertours@netnam.org.vn
    Cost/Hour: US$1.50
    Hours: 07:00-22:00

    Hong Hoa Internet Service
    (In The Heart Of Backpacker District & Close To Sinh Cafe - Kim Café)
    250 De Tham Street,
    District 1,
    Ho Chi Minh City,
    Vietnam.
    Tel: 84 8 8361915
    Email: honhoarr@hcm.vnn.vn
    Cost/Hour: 400 vnd per minute
    Hours: 07:00-22:30

    Napeco Internet Service
    81 6 Tran Cao Van,
    Hue, Vietnam.
    Tel: 84 54 846557
    Email: napeco@dng.vnn.vn
    Cost/Hour: US$1.5
    Hours: 07:30-23:30
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