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Footprint Vietnam Handbook: The Travel Guide Paperback – October, 1999


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John Colet was head of Geography at Eton College and St Paul's Girls School, London. In 1995 he left England in order to run an educational charity in Vietnam. Besides working on the Vietnam and Cambodia Handbooks for Footprint he has written numerous articles on Vietnam and Southeast Asia. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Series: Vietnam Handbook, 2nd ed
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Passport Books; 2nd edition (October 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0844221937
  • ISBN-13: 978-0844221939
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 4.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,191,092 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 11, 2001
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Just came back from a three week trip to Vietnam with three books: the Lonely Planet, the Rough Guide, and Footprint Handbook.
The Rough Guide is the best guidebook around for the country. It is superior to the Lonely Planet guide in the breadth and depth of coverage and especially its accuracy. I liked LP for other countries but here they did a very poor job.
I have not found even one instance where Lonely Planet provided information that Rough did not have. If you are traveling to the north, you may want to consider reading Footprint before you leave -- it has some interesting information.
Also, all hotels -- even the top ones -- can be negotiated down in price. Send them an e-mail and ask for special rates, corporate rates, etc. You can stay at the Metropole in Hanoi for less than half their rack rate.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 23, 1999
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As a former expat in Saigon with family and friends all along the Mekong Delta, I'm naturally interested in the precision and breadth of guidebooks on SE Asia. This one from Footprint seems to cover all the bases in a detailed and realistic fashion. Since there's always uncovered terrain, it's the one I'll bring on my next trip over. And for new visitors, I'd also recommend the video "Raise The Bamboo Curtain: Vietnam, Cambodia and Burma", available from Amazon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 29, 2013
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very happy with the guidebook, wish it was more current, but not a fault of the book, it is as described
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