Vietnam. It's certainly a hot travel destination these days. A diverse offering of lush, cool, rugged mountains to the rich agricultural deltas, sandy beaches and beautiful islands. Trekking, relaxing spas, luxury resorts, just being with the people. A popular gourmet travel option with cooking schools and tours a plenty. A rich cultural experience where every region, city and town is different; where the French have left their mark. The bottom line, it's affordable too and that makes it even more attractive when you're an Aussie.
Depending on where you intend to go, you'll need to pack something to keep you cool in the high temperatures and humidity and something to keep you warm and dry if going up into the mountains. Let's explore the wonders and charm of Vietnam.
Tips from other Holiday Girls
Mum, Travel Lover
I Went To: Sapa. 8 hrs on the overnight train from Hanoi.
Best Thing I Did: Trekking around the Black Hmong villages with the local women and visiting Ma Cha school.
Glad I Packed My: Zip up merino hoodies; it's 30 in the day and drops to 5 at night!
Best Place to Eat: The cafe at the Sapa Rooms boutique hotel.
Con Dao Islands Vietnam
Wonder Mum and HR Guru
I Went To: Six Senses Con Dao in Vietnam with my family
Best Thing I Did: Lazed by our Villa's infinity pool and read a great book!
Glad I Packed My: Wide brimmed soft straw hat (easily scrunched up in suitcase without losing its shape).
Best Place to Eat: Six Senses By the Beach with its beautiful ocean views.
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Whether you're heading off to fabulous Vietnam or returning for more, these quick Top 10 tips are worth checking out, and ticking off. Courtesy of the fab team at Travelfish.org. Thanks guys!
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