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Where to buy alcohol in Vietnam - "Quicke Mart???"

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Where to buy alcohol in Vietnam - "Quicke Mart???"

When in Thailand we normally purchase our alcohol at the "Quicke Mart" or Carafour. Are we better off buying duty free alcohol to take to Vietnam or is it easy to buy beer & spirits in Vietnam. Any ideas on cost.

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1. Re: Where to buy alcohol in Vietnam - "Quicke Mart???"

Believe me when I say you will have no problems obtaining beer or spirits in Vietnam. Beer, flickr.com/photos/bertie_is_here/5855520979/ costs as little as 6000d = 25cents. Big bottle of Tiger (600ml) goes for around 25000d. Saigon beer about 10000d. Spirit I don't normally drink but available everywhere. Just check the packaging etc if buying spirits outside of a supermarket. The locals do and so should you.

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2. Re: Where to buy alcohol in Vietnam - "Quicke Mart???"

my dad buys real johhny walker blue label at phuong ha in ham nhi for about half what he pays in australia!

Cheers!

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3. Re: Where to buy alcohol in Vietnam - "Quicke Mart???"

Thanks Bertie

Will take your info with us.

Helen

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4. Re: Where to buy alcohol in Vietnam - "Quicke Mart???"

Thanks Buddy, that's a great help

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5. Re: Where to buy alcohol in Vietnam - "Quicke Mart???"

We bought a bottle of rum from a street stall one night. We thought it might be a risk, but were prepared to take it. It cost us $5 for 750ml bottle and we thought it will taste like petrol or rum, so for $5 we were prepared to take the risk.

It didn't taste too bad at all. We didn't drink it all, so gave it to housekeeping staff when we left.

Funny story - we did the Herb Village tour in Hoi An and told our guide as we were cycling. He asked 'how much did you pay' , we told him $5. His reply was 'tourists ripped off, locals pay half that'. We got a laugh out of it.

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6. Re: Where to buy alcohol in Vietnam - "Quicke Mart???"

The local rum isn't half bad and very cheap.

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7. Re: Where to buy alcohol in Vietnam - "Quicke Mart???"

How funny is that story, will keep it in mind when we travel, thanks for the trip

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8. Re: Where to buy alcohol in Vietnam - "Quicke Mart???"

I meant tip oops!!! it's Friday night

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9. Re: Where to buy alcohol in Vietnam - "Quicke Mart???"

will see if we can try some, hubby is a rum drinker

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10. Re: Where to buy alcohol in Vietnam - "Quicke Mart???"

Any liquid including water will be confiscated at the airport on any internal flight - so if you buy duty free - wrap it well in your checkin baggage.

DG