Going on Vietnam holidays for the first time is extremely exciting, but can also have you wondering what to expect. So many thoughts about the weather, the culture, and what it will be like when you get there, may make you a little nervous. So here we gathered some great Vietnam tips for you. Knowing more information about Vietnam can help lessen these nerves, allowing you to relax and look forward to your trip.

Vietnam Tips

Hoi An in Vietnam

The weather varies greatly depending on the area in which you are planning on spending your Vietnam holidays. If you have chosen to stay in the Northern hills area, you will want to make sure that you pack warm clothes, its cold and it snows during the winter months.

In stark contrast the south of Vietnam is extremely hot, getting up to forty degrees Celsius, and is very dry. Parts of the country around the Mekong Delta are warm all year. If you determine exactly where you will be spending your time and what time of the year you will be going, then  you can then pinpoint the type of weather and temperatures you will be staying in.

Vietnamese people are most often friendly and willing to help if you are lost or need assistance with something. In some parts of the country, the locals may watch you and be curious about you and where you came from. They may not go out of their way to help you if you look like you are lost, but if you ask them a question with a smile on your face; they will likely give you an answer and return the smile.

While on your Vietnam holidays, there are several ways to get around. You can choose to take a taxi, ride the bus, or rent a motorcycle. When taking a taxi, try to stay aware of where you are going. Knowing certain points along the way to your destination will help to ensure that the driver is not taking the long way around in order to charge you more.

Riding a motorcycle is one of the most popular ways of getting around in Vietnam. If you do not know how to ride a motorcycle, this is not the time or place to learn. There are not many things scarier than riding on a motorcycle and having others pass you by with just a few inches of space between you and them.

Vietnam Holiday

A Vietnamese local

There is so much to see and do while in Vietnam. Remember that you are on your Vietnam holidays and you should take in everything you can while there. Enjoy yourself, relax and have fun. We hope you enjoyed our Vietnam tips and when you get back from your holidays drop us a line with your Vietnam tips.

Author: Travel writer Tom Browne visited the Far East in 2012. He wished to give first time visitors some useful information about this rich culture and landscape before they embarked upon their own Vietnam holidays.