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Good Morning Vietnam!

How to enter Vietnam – Vietnam has many international airports and you can choose any of them as your port of entry. However these are the 2 major airports in Vietnam which are well connected to a lot of cities: Ho Chi Minh City (Tan Son Nhat International Airport) – South Vietnam Hanoi (Noi Bai International Airport) – North Vietnam How to get the Visa For Indians, one can visit the following website and apply for Vietnam’s visa. The website will charge you 6 USD and you will get a notification for your visa application within a day. You will then have to carry a print of the document that you will receive via mail to the immigration counter at the airport in Vietnam and pay another 25 USD for the visa. The other way of getting the e-visa is to pay to pay 40 USD upfront with no additional costs being charged when you enter the country. High Level Itinerary

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Are you paying for my credit card reward points?

If you’re paying cash or using your debit card, you’re basically paying for my points. MilesAway Last month, I made a plan to visit Hampi with my friends who were based out of Bangalore. So I had to plan a round trip from Mumbai(BOM) to Bangalore(BLR). Now booking flights at the last moment is almost same as burning a hole in your pocket. The round trip cost was coming upto Rs 23,000 (350 USD). But instead, I got my round trip flights for Rs 2000 (30 USD). For 30 USD I got one Economy(BOM-BLR), one Business(BLR-DEL) and one Premium Economy(DEL-BOM) tickets. So I got all these flights basically for free. And I did it using credit card rewards and airline miles. Banks promise offers like cashback, bonus miles, and cash bonuses to get you to sign up and spend. And it’s rewards like these that people like us have to become masters at maximizing. Ultimately though, someone is paying for these credit card rewards. And there’s a hidden battle going on over their future.

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