1. Make sure you know what the visa requirements are to enter for your nationality, as it can often involve applying for a letter, filling out a form and taking passport photos with you and having to pay a fee on arrival for the visa.
  2. Depending on where you are planning to travel, book a doctor’s appointment 6-8 weeks before your departure to discuss if you need any vaccinations.
  3. Learn a few key Vietnamese phrases.
  4. If you plan to visit temples, make sure you have layers or clothing that will cover your shoulders and legs out of respect.
  5. Worried about staying in contact with people at home or showing off your travels on Instagram? No need! Wi-Fi is everywhere in Vietnam so you can always stay connected.