Things to Do in Advance

  • Check out the visa situation (you may need to apply in advance)
  • Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months past your arrival date
  • Check your immunisation history
  • Arrange appropriate travel insurance
  • Pre-book internal flights and trains
  • Inform your debit-/credit-card company

What to Pack

  • Good footwear – Vietnam’s streets are bumpy and lumpy
  • Photocopies of passport and visa details
  • Good mosquito repellent with DEET
  • Rain jacket
  • Electrical adaptors
  • Phone-charging cable
  • Torch (flashlight)
  • Flip-flops or sandals

What to Expect

  • Crazy Driving
  • Bargaining/Haggling
  • Communication Barrier