To tour Vietnam
in comfort, it helps to be prepared. ‘Vietnam Travel Tips’ contains
a compendium of information, advice and suggestions to avoid potential
pitfalls. The subject matter is based upon enquiries and feedback
from customers. It isn't a comprehensive list so if there's something
missing as for as you're concerned, let us know and we’ll rectify
Health and security matters are obviously high on the agenda for
safe holidays. Neither is a major issue on a Vietnam holiday, but
some basic commonsense strategies can prevent problems.
Also of frequent concern are aspects of the delicate topic of relative
wealth. Vietnam is a poor country – a day’s pay for a middle class
'Westerner' is on a par with a year’s income for a Vietnamese farmer
in a rural area. In this section, you'll find advice about tipping,
responding to beggars, bartering and so on.
Vietnam travel information
There's specific Vietnam travel information relating to women and
child travellers, and ‘bread and butter’ matters - the currency,
food and drink, getting around the country and so on .
to bring and take back
Customers often enquire about what they should bring with them –
it’s always frustrating to carry heavy suitcases halfway across
the world and return with much of their contents unused.
it’s somewhat previous, we've also added a section on some of the
things you might want to take back with you. Choosing suitable souvenirs
can be a stressful business as the time runs out at the end of your
holiday – having ideas in advance often helps.
cultural faux pas
Lastly, we want you to like us, but we want Vietnam to like you
as well, so there's advice about etiquette, and a ‘How to be Popular’
page to smooth off some of the cultural rough edges.