Do you want to travel Vietnam? Then you are exactly right here! For your trip to Vietnam for the latest information, photos, tips, and recommendations for hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs and more.
I have two years living and working in Saigon and have used every opportunity to travel around extensively in Vietnam. Here I have a lot scouted. For travel in Vietnam, I recommend Phu Quoc tours. I wish you a lot of fun …
The weather in Vietnam is tropical (that is hot and humid), but varies according to geographical location. The rainy seasons are not as easy to determine due to the greenhouse effect. Therefore, the information can only give an approximate value.
- South Vietnam: year-round warm temperatures between 31- 35 degrees, rainy season from May to June, a little cooler in the December-January
- Central Vietnam: warm year round, temperatures between 31-38 degrees, rainy season between October to January / February
- North Vietnam: Jan-Mar cooler (20 degrees), remaining months between 31-38 degrees, the rainy season is in summer
As travel time is spring and autumn are good, the land can also be visited all year.
Money – Currency
The local currency is the Vietnamese dong; the exchange rate is approximate:
- 1 Euro – 28,000 Vietnamese dongs (February 2015)
- US $ 1 – 21,000 Vietnamese Dong (February 2015)
Cash can be withdrawn at ATMs, traveler’s checks are usually unknown, credit cards are accepted in the larger cities, in smaller places they need cash (US dollars or Vietnamese dong). It is to have a good idea always enough money (Dong) with you. Double-click the currency converter to the current price query or prices of Vietnam. Dong convert rake.
Capital of Vietnam
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and is located in the north of the country. Who wants to visit the capital, should remember that there are 4 seasons there and the winter can be quite chilly and uncomfortable. The summer, however, is hot and humid
The range of hotels in Vietnam ranges from super-cheap hostel for about US $ 18 to go to the super expensive luxury villa for US $ 600 per day. However, if you are looking for something mid-priced and also would like to have stylish accommodation, it has a little heavier. The selection of beautiful and at the same low-cost housing is still limited. For this reason, I have compiled the nicest hotels for the cities of Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Dalat, Quy Nhon, Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Sapa, Hue, Hoi An, Phu Quoc. You will find these under the respective cities.
The following vaccinations you should definitely have: hepatitis A and B, rabies, typhoid, Japanese encephalitis. In principle, one can get in Vietnam malaria, so who in this respect is concerned, should also think of malaria prophylaxis. However, dengue fever is the more frequently occurring disease, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. Think therefore essential because the evening rub with an anti-mosquito agents, as there is no vaccination or prophylaxis against.
Medical care in the cities of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi is reasonably okay; there are various organizations that treatments at an international level and also speak English.
Remember that medical care must be paid immediately in cash or by credit card. Your German health insurance card you use is nothing here this you can leave it all at home. But take in any case with the bill for the treatment, so that you can submit to your insurance company later. Not always all the costs are covered by the German insurers. Who wants to play it safe, which should conclude travel health insurance.
Outside of these two cities, the international support is much harder to contact in an emergency at your hotel; they will be able to help you (hopefully).
Prices in markets
In general, you should try to markets said you rate by about 40% down to act. Do this with a smile and a lot of patience, because the action is for the Vietnamese not only business but also entertainment, then you will be amazed at how low you can get their products.
Tourists who accept the market price, be disrespectful by locals as “fat chicken” (chicken fat) called and every trader would be so to be able to slaughter a big chicken …. So get act and, you want it no fat chicken, right? But as mentioned, kindness, patience, and tact are the success factors of the action, you practice it, and you will be pleasantly surprised!