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Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by regizoch(m): 5:54am On Feb 16, 2020
I am with you

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Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by Omojayejaye(m): 10:29am On Feb 16, 2020
WhyNa:


Bro! You remembered! Indeed I'm smiling now.

This is my only account ooo. True what you said, from Finland to Germany to Hungary to, New Zealand to the ones listed previously and the ones I can't even remember. .

God is faithful. Thank you for your kind words
You welcome bro, vietnamese are cool I met some of them in Germany. But my favourite in Asia are the Nepalese,very good people,open minded and down to earth. Tunisians and Iranians are also very good,I don't think that guy tagging vietnamese as racist on this thread knows what he's talking about.All na media wash, no person experience(s).I will always help any Nepalese I come across, one was so nice to me in the States. You can keep in touch bro.

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Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by WhyNa: 11:34am On Feb 16, 2020
Omojayejaye:

You welcome bro, vietnamese are cool I met some of them in Germany. But my favourite in Asia are the Nepalese,very good people,open minded and down to earth. Tunisians and Iranians are also very good,I don't think that guy tagging vietnamese as racist on this thread knows what he's talking about.All na media wash, no person experience(s).I will always help any Nepalese I come across, one was so nice to me in the States. You can keep in touch bro.

Most def. Sending you a PM
Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by WhyNa: 6:24am On Feb 17, 2020
I found out that the first letter on my passport was a G instead of an A.

I contacted my agent who swung into action and asked to give him a week. True to his word, in one week's time, I got my correct letter. I was happy and started making arrangements for flight booking, drying of food stuff, hanging with family and all.

In the process, I came down with malaria and had to wait until I was fully recovered. I didn't want to as much as sneeze on the plane before they quarantine me. Lol.

Mum helped to get and dry food stuff such as Egusi, Afang, Oha, Crayfish, etc. I was also going to gamble boarding with palm oil.

Thank God for the harmattan which lasted till February cos it really helped in drying those food stuff.

God favoured me in the area of flight booking as I got a really cheap deal with refund. Now all I had to do was show up at the airport, pray for a smooth boarding and say goodbye to family and Nigeria.

I booked with Qatar and was just worried of excess luggage

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Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by Katsuke: 6:29am On Feb 17, 2020
Nice man, really nice thread, but will get better with Pictures..
Peace and Goodluck in Vietnam

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Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by WhyNa: 7:20am On Feb 17, 2020
Katsuke:
Nice man, really nice thread, but will get better with Pictures..
Peace and Goodluck in Vietnam

Yup. Pictures are coming up as the story progresses. Cept you guys want to see pictures of dried egusi and oha cos that's the point we are in this story

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Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by TreasureTayo(m): 8:00am On Feb 17, 2020
lol. Pictures of Vietnam and so many more! Please, I am following, Do not stop! Continue with your story abeg
WhyNa:


Yup. Pictures are coming up as the story progresses. Cept you guys want to see pictures of dried egusi and oha cos that's the point we are in this story

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Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by WhyNa: 8:17am On Feb 17, 2020
TreasureTayo:
lol. Pictures of Vietnam and so many more! Please, I am following, Do not stop! Continue with your story abeg

Most def. As the story progresses, I'll do that
Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by Nobody: 8:28am On Feb 17, 2020
Am still very young but i always dream about leaving 9ja.God help me.

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Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by jendy36(m): 8:36am On Feb 17, 2020
WhyNa:
I found out that the first letter on my passport was a G instead of an A.

I contacted my agent who swung into action and asked to give him a week. True to his word, in one week's time, I got my correct letter. I was happy and started making arrangements for flight booking, drying of food stuff, hanging with family and all.

In the process, I came down with malaria and had to wait until I was fully recovered. I didn't want to as much as sneeze on the plane before they quarantine me. Lol.

Mum helped to get and dry food stuff such as Egusi, Afang, Oha, Crayfish, etc. I was also going to gamble boarding with palm oil.

Thank God for the harmattan which lasted till February cos it really helped in drying those food stuff.

God favoured me in the area of flight booking as I got a really cheap deal with refund. Now all I had to do was show up at the airport, pray for a smooth boarding and say goodbye to family and Nigeria.

I booked with Qatar and was just worried of excess luggage

What was the flight fee?
Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by TreasureTayo(m): 8:36am On Feb 17, 2020
Boss, continue with the story!!!
Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by AssistntBoyfrnd(m): 3:14pm On Feb 17, 2020
@whyna

Congrats man. Please state how much you have spent so far so we that might be interested.

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Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by Larrygabby: 3:45pm On Feb 17, 2020
Anyway congrats but just keep praying for teaching jobs because Vietnamese so much believes in native speakers now.And the rates Americansand Europeans are going there for teach in English is very high and they will consider them before blacks people.Have been to Vietnam before am not saying what I don't know.But best of luck

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Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by Hadampson(m): 5:06pm On Feb 17, 2020
Good to see a new thread on another country. Tired of seeing threads on USA, Canada, Australia, Turkey etc.

I have heard many good reviews about the country. I wish you good luck in Vietnam boss

Please don't mind the trolls and some ignorant people. Remember this is nairaland

We look forward to seeing beautiful pictures of Hanoi wink please don't keep us (picture lovers) waiting cheesy

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Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by desertboom(m): 5:06pm On Feb 17, 2020
Nice one

Wishing you the very best

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Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by amikable97: 10:20pm On Feb 17, 2020
Already following your thread... Please try to update regularly as time would permit. grin

And also don't forget the pictures wink wink

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Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by NwaEje: 10:42pm On Feb 18, 2020
;o


We must continue...
Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by WhyNa: 2:35pm On Feb 19, 2020
Hey Guys, sorry for the break. It's good to see a lot of people showing interest and following. Thanks

To others, please note that the title of this thread is MY JOURNEY TO HANOI and not PLEASE ADVICE ME

Back to the journey.....

About 4 days before my trip, I was stressed. I never envisioned it to be that way cos I started on time to put my things together but there were still little things that needed attention.

I had to pack right, make sure I had the essentials, take care of personal things I was leaving behind and all. I even lost appetite and it wasn't due to excitement.

A day to my trip, I went to the bank to get my BTA, I was there when a job offer came in with accommodation and boy! I was happy.

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Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by uzedo1(m): 5:41pm On Feb 19, 2020
Very informative

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Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by Cintoria(m): 11:48pm On Feb 19, 2020
smiley
Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by paragon40(m): 8:18am On Feb 20, 2020
Hadampson:
Good to see a new thread on another country. Tired of seeing threads on USA, Canada, Australia, Turkey etc.

I have heard many good reviews about the country. I wish you good luck in Vietnam boss

Please don't mind the trolls and some ignorant people. Remember this is nairaland

We look forward to seeing beautiful pictures of Hanoi wink please don't keep us (picture lovers) cheesy
I know you won't be tired of seeing German threads cheesy

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Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by Abso1uteZero(m): 8:03pm On Feb 20, 2020
Try give us better update nah. nawa oh
Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by WhyNa: 3:47am On Feb 21, 2020
Abso1uteZero:
Try give us better update nah. nawa oh

You buy phone or time for me??

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Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by WhyNa: 4:16am On Feb 21, 2020
That night, I packed my stuff. All food items were properly wrapped with nylon, brown paper and sealed with lots of cello tape.

My flight was supposed to be for 6ppm so I asked the Uber to pick me up by 2pm.Wrong move.

This particular day, traffic was hellish especially after Gokada and the likes had been banned in Lagos.

Driver got to my house by 3 cos of traffic. Was able to navigate through routes with less traffic only to get to that airport road that links Ajao or so and the road had been closed. Then we got a wrong direction and landed back at Oshodi on the other side. Time was already past 4, I almost died. Remember it was my first time flying so I was pretty scared of missing my flight. Plus all the stories I had heard about bribes and immigration. They are all lies or maybe I should say I didn't encounter anything like that.

Finally got to the airport and luckily, my luggages weighed just 40kg. I was given 45kg plus 7 kg hand luggage


I had to wait for about one hour though for them to confirm OK to board. Vietnam visa is on arrival except you choose to pick up at the embassy. By the time I was through with security and immigrations, I was running with just my socks on, shoes and laptop and belt in one hand and bag on the other. Thanks to Lagos traffic

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Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by WhyNa: 4:23am On Feb 21, 2020
I didn't give anyone a dime. The immigration officer who attended to me politely asked if I had anything for the boys. I was asked series of questions and my thumb print and picture taken. In all the process was a smooth and straightforward one and contrary to stories I had heard.

I proceeded to board and damn, Qatar wanted to kill me with food on the 8 hours flight

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Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by WhyNa: 4:27am On Feb 21, 2020
I'll be resizing the pictures cos of the maximum limit.

First picture was the first snack, I asked for ginger ale and they gave me correct vodka. It was changed when they noticed I didn't drink it sha

All the meals made sense

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Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by WhyNa: 4:31am On Feb 21, 2020
That was dinner.

This was breakfast. We also had tea in-between

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Re: My Journey To Hanoi, Vietnam by WhyNa: 4:37am On Feb 21, 2020
I'm sure you must have heard it several times on nairaland but I'll say mine too....

NIGERIA NO BE AM

I don't care what anybody *ucking says.

By 4:30 am, we landed at Hamad international airport , Doha and I was wowed! Asides the beauty, everything was so organized and neat. None of our airports come even an inch close.

I had a 16 hour layover but wasn't given a room. Guess that is reserved for first class service or you pay some extra bucks.

Tried paying for a room but Orynx said they were fully booked. After I don waka tire reach there (The airport is biiig)

I just went to one of the rest rooms and brushed and cleaned up

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