Keep in mind:
your best interests not to drink the tap water, especially after flooding!
cyclo ride after dark.
modestly and appropriately when visiting local dwellings and religious
valuables behind before a night out on the town, or going to the beach.
crossing the road, especially in
Ho Chi Minh city,
always keep looking to the left and right and walk slowly!
offer money directly to minority people - instead donate to a local charity
or offer a small gift, such as pens.
least once the delicious, local street food.
ask permission first before taking photographs, especially in minority
Do not miss:
out on deck on a boat in
custom-made clothes from the local tailor shop
slow cyclo ride through the French Quarter of old Saigon and Old Street
Quarter in Hanoi.
pho ga (chicken noodle soup) at a street side noodle stalls.
the traditional water-puppet performance in Hanoi.
Experience the full moon festivities in the ancient town of Hoi An.
rice-wine in the minority villages of the north
boat along Hue's Huong (Perfume) River, visiting the Royal Mausoleums.
in a home stay in the Mekong Delta's riverside orchards.
for a bargain at Saigon's largest market, Ben Thanh Market