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Vietnam - solo traveller - From Singapore - Aug 3 to Aug 11

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1. Posted by liveitup130 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y

Hello All,

I am planning for a short visit to Vietnam from Aug 3 to Aug 11, 2013. I have planned to travel alone. At the moment, I have kept the itinerary flexible, though I would like to do the following.

- Explore vietnam from South to North
- A bit of understanding history
- A bit of trekking
- Train travel to most places
- ofcourse, explore local food habits and night life.

I will sketch out the whole plan in detail in a weeks time. If anyone interested to join me, do let me know.
It will be on a medium cost budget.

cheers !!

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1940 posts) 1y

The only problem is that Vietnam is a much larger place than you had thought, and train travel is incredibly slow and painful for the middle class! Did you do your research before travel - you need to be savvy about local scams (taxis in Vietnam can be a pain in the bum!). I love this country, but those who just arrive without knowing how things work usually end up complaining about what a terrible place they went to. Vietnamese people can be some of the friendliest, most generous on this planet, but they are not the ones serving tourists.

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