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    Buying Cooking equipment in Hochimin

    I will be starting a cycling trip in Ho Chi Min but due to ever-restictive airline regulations I won't be able to bring cooking gear to Vietnam. Does anybody know of a place where such can be bought and what the standard adapters in use in Vietnam
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    I know camping-gaz cartridges are available, and spirit burners and alcohol are available (the spirit burners I've seen were the table-top type, not Trangia type, but they're used in some restaurants for table-top cooking). Not sure about others, but try looking on the Lonely Planet Thorn Tree forum - lots of current info.

    Eating local food is one of the things I enjoy about travelling, and prepared food is pretty cheap in vietnam. Fruit and bread are available pretty much anywhere if you want snacks / breakfast. Do you really want to cook?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cave View Post
    I know camping-gaz cartridges are available, and spirit burners and alcohol are available (the spirit burners I've seen were the table-top type, not Trangia type, but they're used in some restaurants for table-top cooking). Not sure about others, but try looking on the Lonely Planet Thorn Tree forum - lots of current info.

    Eating local food is one of the things I enjoy about travelling, and prepared food is pretty cheap in vietnam. Fruit and bread are available pretty much anywhere if you want snacks / breakfast. Do you really want to cook?
    Thanks for the info! I will check out the Lonley Planet Forums.

    Its not that i particularly want to cook but it would make me feel more at ease knowing that I have a day's worth of food on the bike.

    When you say "pretty much everywhere". what does that mean? For example, always within a km or 2 of a store that sells such?
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    There's local food for sale anywhere in SE that it's safe for Westerners to go. I'm not at all sure I'd want to camp in Thailand or Viet Nam!

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