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DEAR SIR &MAD,
I had flight on 26th of November from FCo to Istanbul, TK 1866 at 14:35.
I forgat my coat at the first security. The brand name of the coat is Colombia and it is dark blue.
Could you please inform me about the coat?
Thank you for your help in advance.
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Hilal Coban
Turkey
The valuable trips to discover the land of legend ancient tea tree and the charming tribe hill of Dao people in Vietnam Northernmost.

I got a slow train from Hanoi to Yên Bái city. The train ride takes 5 hours as it stops at many stations. It was so pleasant to see Hanoi and the countryside landscape from the train, although the train windows are fixed with metal screens.

When I got to Yên Bái city, it was 6pm. I went to the center of the city, but then decided to go back to the railway station and stayed overnight in this area, as it was easier for me to get a bus next day and go to another destination.

On Monday morning (July 16) I took a mini bus and traveled to Nghĩa Lộ town along the Highway No. 32. On the way I got out of the mini bus at the Suối Giàng cross (70km away from Yên Bái city) and hired a local motorbike driver to take me to Suối Giàng commune (12km).

The landscape along the way was so beautiful, as we were going up mountains and passing by corn fields and tea hills. Suối Giàng (altitude 1370m) is famous for the thousands of old tea trees which are some hundreds years old, as well as beautiful stone products. This commune is also home to the Red H’mong ethnic minority people (based on the red color of their dresses).

The total tea area in Suối Giàng commune is 340ha and the Shan Tuyết tea is a famous brand name in Vietnam. When I got to the center of Suối Giàng commune, it was 9am. I spent time visiting three H’mong villages (Bản Mới, Bản Pang Cáng and Bản Giàng B). I met a H’mong boy and he invited me to visit his house.

His wife also wore traditional dress of the Red H’mong people, so that I could take some photos. I saw many old tea trees along the way, but it was pity that it was not the right time for picking tea leaves. A local man told me they would pick tea leaves in 20 days. The tea trees are high enough for the H’mong people to climb up and stand on the branches.

I went back to the center of Suối Giàng commune and visited Mr. Xá’s house. In the garden there are 6-7 big tea trees which are 300 years old. He said there was a 400 year old tea tree, but it died recently, so he used its wood to make a chair. Mr. Xá invited me a cup of tea and answered my questions. Every two months the locals pick tea leaves and there are 3 main crops per year.

The best tea is “Chè Tôm” which is sold at price of VND 1 million (about US$50) for a kg. It was lunch time, but the motorbike driver and myself coulnd’t find any place to eat even a simple bowl of noodle soup, as the locals refused to provide the service. We ate bread instead, then moved on to Tập Lăng village of the H’mong people.

The road was under construction and in bad condition, so I couldn’t reach the village. I decided that it was enough for me to see in Suối Giàng after 5 hours, so I went back to the cross, had lunch then hired another motorbike driver to take me to Nghĩa Lộ town (12km).

I could stay in Suối Giàng, but I didn’t feel comfortable to stay overnight at a local house and it seemed difficult to find food. Also, it is cold at night even in the summer time and I didn’t bring warm clothes with me (when I left Hanoi, it was 37oC, so hot and humid).

Suối Giàng Hotel near the cross and Highway No. 32 looked quite boring, so I decided to move on 12km and stay overnight in Nghĩa Lộ town which is more exciting and completetely new to me. My next blog will be about Mù Cang Chải terraced rice paddy-fields which are also famous in Yên Bái province.

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Suối Giàng is located 260km northwest of Hanoi. You can take a slow train (ticket US$3 – two trains every day, leaving Hanoi at 6am and 1pm), or go by fast train (night train – you will get to Yên Bái city at midnight), or by bus (US$5) to Yên Bái city (distance Hanoi – Yên Bái 181km).

There are guesthouses and restaurants outside the railway station. Then you get a bus to Nghĩa Lộ town (82km, ticket US$3). Tell driver you want to go to “Ngã ba Suối Giàng” (Suối Giàng cross - see photo No. 42). This cross is 70km away from Yên Bái city and 12km from Nghĩa Lộ town.

Then you hire a local motorbike driver. I paid VND 250,000 (US$ 13) to my local driver for the whole service (going up and down to/from Suối Giàng and visiting 3 villages). Suối Giàng Hotel is located close to the cross.

You can stay overnight in the center of Suối Giàng commune (home stay with the locals – no any guest house yet), or go back 12km and stay in Suối Giàng Hotel in Sơn Thịnh town (center of Văn Chấn district). Suối Giàng is still off the beaten path, but in the future it will be a popular tourist destination.

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Departing United Airlines (on partner airline Air New Zealand ) at 7.55pm. What is the earliest time that day to check in bags for flight so we can visit the city during the day?
Or is there a baggage locker area / storage we can leave bags during the day?

Thank you
What airport? US airports do not have baggage lockers. The Air New Zealand check-in desk will probably open about 4 hours before the flight.
Enjoy the specialty product of Moc Chau on the plum harvest time and discover the culture of ethnic people.

Moc Chau has its own beauty that you never get bored even if you come in at any time. The large field of white flowers reform, it shimmering in the morning mist or the forests of plum flowers and colorful floral wealth. And certainly anyone to Moc Chau, are not to be missed the plum and peach delicious. For the Mong people in Moc Chau District, the plum tree is a gift endowed by nature because the variety grows so well in the highland soil and requires little maintenance. Furthermore, it produces a particularly high-value yield.

Moc Chau is known for plum and peach garden vast, dense slopes of cherry, plum blossom when they were brilliant on the crop. Whether anyone coming to the North West would also come to the garden once in Moc Chau plums and peaches to enjoy the plums, ripe cherries at the tree.

Great sense of fun and how the classifieds each fruit a tree down on eating fresh and delicious. From the center of the town of Moc Chau Farm (Moc Chau district, Son La province) along the Tan Lap turn into about 20km, through the pastures, cattle, a green path appears, leading to post-plum hills and plum flowers are in season fruit pilgrimage. Step into the middle of summer, greener hills like plum, red as more diverse with a wealth of beams tawny red plum, red, crimson, red and purple…

Go to Moc Chau This season, visitors will indeed put imagination before the hills green plum, red fruit to silly beautiful.

Peaches, plums fresh after harvest will be the dealer to take home garden procurement or more people will directly carry through to market. In particular, on the Moc Chau has a lot of traders are siblings Kinh, they came here to do business and economic peach plum season again to buy and sell garden. On the northwest along the path, visitors will come across many roadside shops teemed the basket, the peach and plum laden table.

Even people back up there where all vehicles sold, passersby on weight loading on the car and carry on. The fun, happy smile on the lips of the people here as a result how their hard day gain.

With its endless plum forests, fields of tea, dairy cows grazing leisurely on the immense green grass fields and beautiful natural landscapes, Moc Chau is certain to give you a very enjoyable holiday

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Flying with American Airlines MCO to PHL - Dublin...Do I have to pick up my bag and recheck in order to fly onward to Dublin? Also, does American usually fly out of Terminal A to Dublin? Meaning I won't have to leave terminals..
You don't have to do anything with your bags, just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Yes, the flight to Dublin will likely depart from A.
Where is the Delta AL terminal?
What airport?
One dish that you should not miss when travelling in Ha Giang is Au tau porridge - the most unique delicacies in Ha Giang.

Ha Giang is known for its breathtaking nature beauties and unique ethnic tradition of which Dong Van karst plateau geopark and Ma Pi Leng pass are considered as highlights destinations where you can find a beautiful connection between nature and humans.

And Ha Giang food is distinct and unforgettable. Because of its geographical location, Ha Giang has its own highland characteristics that you won’t find anywhere else. Especially Au Tau porridge - the most unique delicacies in Ha Giang. Au tau porridge is a famous specialty that if you go to Ha Giang but have not yet tried it, which means you have never visited here.

In Ha Giang, there have many unique dishes that visitors cannot forget. Bitter porridge or “au tau” porridge is special dish. Tourists can enjoy all flavors in a bowl of porridge: flavors of “au tau”, leaf spices…

Bowl of “au tau” porridge looks very attractive by the harmony between rice, herbs, meat… Cooking “au tau” porridge is not simple. “Au tau” after washing in the water, it is stewed during 4 hours. Glutinous rice mixed with some rice then soak into stewed water of pig’s trotters and “au tau”.

Add a little spice. The porridge has bitter taste so that people call bitter porridge. Visitors in the first time trying this porridge may find it is difficult to eat but after that they all love its taste.

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The cold weather in that province helps people create this porridge which help them keep warm. Au tau porridge has a little bit of bitter taste but this also its attractive taste.

Many people come to Ha Giang, if they have been enjoying once they will seek to eat again. “Au tau” porridge is not only the normal dish but also a tonic medicine to cure sick.

Bitter porridge in Ha Giang has had all time in the year, but it sold only at night. In the winter, sitting in a warm space and enjoying the “au tau” porridge is exciting and suitable for people who love exploring new things.

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Which carousel & exit to pickup a southwest passenger?
What airport?
What is the fee to use one of these carts?
It depends on the airport.
Phu Quoc and Con Dao are two famous islands in Vietnam and each one has its own beauty so it’s hard for tourists to choose one to travel.

Weather

If you are planning to travel to the sea, weather is the most important factor. The weather in Phu Quoc is cool but you shouldn’t visit Phu Quoc in May, June, October and November because it’s very sunny and rains heavily at that time.

The best time to travel to Phu Quoc is from December to February when the weather is cool and the sea is calm.

The best time to travel to Con Dao is from February to May when the weather is fine and the sky is clear.

Transportation

To reach Phu Quoc Island from Hanoi, you can travel by airplane with Vietnam Airlines, Jestar or Vietjet.

If you depart from Rach Gia or Ha Tien, you can go by waterway to Phu Quoc.

Con Dao has a small airport, if you want to fly to Con Dao, you can only depart from Tan Son Nhat airport.

Cost of services

Cost of services in Con Dao is more expensive than any destination of Vietnam, that is why tourism in Con Dao is not very developed.

About accommodation: there are only dozens of hotels and one resort in Con Dao such as Con Dao Camping, Con Dao resort or luxury resort like Six Senses Hideaway… Unlike Con Dao, Phu Quoc has a large number of options for you, from motel to luxury resort like Hat Tieu Beach Resort, Long Beach, Mango Bay…

About food: Traveling to Con Dao and Phu Quoc, you can have the chance to enjoy seafood. However, if you visit Phu Quoc, you will experience a unique cuisine at the night market in Dong Duong town.

Beautiful beaches

If Phu Quoc is attractive with stretching beaches with sandy roads, Con Dao is beautiful with tough islands. Depending on personal taste, you can choose a suitable destination to visit.

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