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Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of oil, and selective use of herbs and vegetables. The balance reached between fresh herbs and meats as well as the selective use of spices has earned Vietnamese food the reputation of being one of the healthiest cuisines worldwide. Historical influences  Due to long periods of occupation by China and France, Vietnamese cuisine now shares many of its characteristics with food from both countries. The Chinese introduced many different noodle dishes, moon cake, fried rice and many pork dishes as well as many others. They were also responsible…
VIETNAM VISA ON ARRIVAL Vietnam Visa is required for most foreigners to enter and exit Vietnam at one of  3 international airports: Hanoi/ Ho Chi Minh city & Da Nang.  Travellers are advised to arrange Vietnam Visa before their departure by applying online for the Approval Letter first, receive the letter by email, then get Visa Stamped on their passports at Vietnam Airports upon arrival. This is called: VIETNAM VISA ON ARRIVAL. Visa cost at the airport   No. Type of fees Fee rate 1  Single-entry visas USD 45 2 Multiple-entry visas   a) Valid for less than 01 month USD…
WEATHER & CLIMATE OF VIETNAM Vietnam is located in Southeast Asia, affected by tropical moonsoon.The climate of Vietnam varies considerably from region to region. Although the entire country lies in the tropics and subtropics, local conditions vary from frosty winters in the far northern hills to year-round, subequatorial warmth in the Mekong Delta.Northern Vietnam (Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hai Phong) has two distinct seasons - hot and rainy summers and cool and dry winters. Summer: May - October. Average temperature 24 - 33º C It is hot and humid, especially inland, which is not touched by cool coastal breezes. Tropical…
Always ensure you keep your passport in a safe location. Your Hotel reception staff will be able to secure your documents in the Hotel safe if you require. However, you should keep a photo copy of your passport and visa in a separate location at all times. Nearly all Hotels have business cards written in both English and Vietnamese with a location map on the back. It is a good idea to never leave the Hotel without one in your pocket. Not only can it help you find the way back to your room but if required you can contact…
Generally speaking, Vietnam is one of the safer places to travel in the current world environment but as with every where else in the world, it always pays to be cautious especially when traveling alone at night and it is advisable to stay in well lit and populated areas at all times. In general the people you meet will be extremely friendly and willing to help you where they can. However, be aware there is wide spread poverty among the population and petty crime is on the increase particularly in the popular tourist areas.  Small utility bags and back packs,…

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